Abergynolwyn - Foel Y Geifr - Abergynolwyn

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This circular walk takes you past the wonderful Talyllyn Steam Railway, into Dyfi Forest, along the river and old quarry railway line and up to Foel Y Geifr. Relax along the forest tracks, absorbing the spectacular scenery and views and take a picnic overlooking the beautiful wooded valley.

From the peak of Foel Y Geifr, you head down through a small forest path and via the disused Bryn-Eglwys Quarry, which you can explore should you wish to. The walk descends back to the bottom of the valley alongside the river and waterfalls, which you follow back towards Abergynolwyn, where we complete the walk.

Please note: we are currently investigating an issue at Waymark 11 on this walk where trees have been felled. It may be difficult to continue beyond this point on the walk until the footpath is reinstated. Summer 2016.

Wales - North Wales - Gwynedd - Snowdonia

Features

Birds, Cafe, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
28/06/2011 - jean roby

This was a lovely walk, we really enjoyed it. It was a lovely day and we never saw anyone all day. Just two points I would make: There are two railway stations and we headed for the wrong one, make sure you head to NANT GWERNOL STATION at the back of the car park, not the main road. Also on no. 4 the waymarked walks signs pointed to the right and you need to go left to the old drum house. Thank you Dean this was a great day.

26/09/2010 - Alison Gilbert

Speaking as a couple of senior citizens, we thought this an absolutely splendid walk, and the directions were easy to follow, though we were glad to have a 1;25000 O.S. map with us. At point 11 the path was a little indistinct due to weather damage, and also to the fact that there had been considerable rain. The 'path' which we followed emerged from the forest slightly further east than we'd expected, but it was not difficult to relocate ourselves. Thanks Dean!

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