GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Conwy Falls

1 miles (1 km)

Follow the circular Conwy Falls Walk through this beautiful wooded gorge near Betws-y-Coed. The walk starts from the car park and cafe located just off the A5 where it meets the B4406. You then pick up the trail through the woodland to the River Conwy where you will find the lovely falls. Here the river drops 50 feet (15 m) into a deep pool. It's a short, easy walk with a number of good viewpoints. You can refresh yourself in the good sized cafe after your walk.
To extend your walk you can pick up a footpath along the river to Fairy Glen. Here you will find little waterfalls, rapids and cascades chanelled into a narrow ravine on the River Conwy. It's a delightful place and is only about a mile up river from Conwy Falls.
Also nearby are the wonderful Swallow Falls and the picturesque Miners Bridge.
These can be reached from Betws-y-Coed by following the Afon Llugwy to the falls. It's a lovely riverside walk, with woodland trails and a series of waterfalls to enjoy.


LL24 0PN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Conwy Falls OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Conwy Falls Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The on site cafe does a great range of snacks and meals to enjoy after your walk. If the weather is good then the outdoor decking area is a nice place to sit out and enjoy the views over the pretty garden to Snowdonia.

Dog Walking

The falls and surrounding woods are a great place for a dog walk. The cafe mentioned above is also very dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south of the site there's the point where the River Conwy joins with the Rive Machno. There's some more photogenic waterfalls in this area as well.
The Fishermans Walk and Lledr Gorge Walk starts just to the west at Pont-y-Pant railway station on the Conwy Valley line. This takes you through the beautiful scenery of the Lledr Gorge with its picturesque waterfalls, stepping stones and Pont Gethin viaduct. There's also the option of trying the Victorian Fishermans Walk, a precarious route through the gorge on a rickety old walkway.


Conwy Falls - - 770954

Here the "misfit" river Conwy travels down a huge waterfall created by two glaciers which joined together at this point. Entry to the falls is a £1 coin through a turnstile. Taken looking from the viewing platform through the trees. The falls and rapids itself is a grade 6 kayak run.

Afon Conwy close to Conwy Falls. - - 798735

Afon Conwy close to Conwy Falls.

Conwy Falls Cafe . - - 798746

Conwy Falls Cafe and car park.

Dinas Mawr, Betws-y-Coed - - 34408

Dinas Mawr from the opposite bank of the Conwy.

The Conwy Falls Cafe in February - - 2267439

The Conwy Falls Cafe in February

Machno Falls - - 1457478

Machno Falls. Taken from a small promontory directly downstream from the falls facing upstream (SSW) In my opinion one of the better falls in the area - taken after a week of rain!


GPS Files

GPX File

Conwy Falls.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Conwy Falls.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)