Beddgelert - Llyn Dinas - Nanmor Valley - Pass of Aberglaslyn

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This walk starts and finishes from the picturesque Welsh village of Beddgelert, near the meeting of the Glaslyn and Colwyn rivers and is surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Snowdonia. The whole walk is set amongst a majestic and varied landscape which includes a lake and affords superb mountain views as well as pleasant riverside and woodland walking.

This route should pose no problems to the reasonably fit walker and though most of the walk is on good paths at a lower level, there is a section with a modest gradual ascent and descent between two valleys (with excellent views of Snowdon) which may be a bit damp and rough underfoot after heavy rain. In bad visibility it may need a little extra care in navigation.

In addition to this, there is a very short but spectacular section above the river in the Pass of Aberglaslyn (called The Fisherman's Path) where wooden platforms have been erected and at one point steel hand-grips have been driven into the rock face to assist in a safe passage just above the river.

Wales - North Wales - Caernarfonshire - Snowdonia


Birds, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Woodland
09/05/2023 - Richard Howard

Completed this walk in May'23. Excellent walk with varied terrain and views. Total elevation gain is about 300m, there's a few decent climbs. The fisherman's path has certainly been widened and it is now really safe with no problems I'd highly recommend this walk. All the directions are perfect - also finishes near a pub which is always a bonus!

18/04/2019 - p fowler

At waymark 3, ladder stile replaced by gate.

18/04/2019 - p fowler

At waymark 3, ladder stile replaced by gate, just before footpath goes up on right.

09/04/2012 - David Thrift

Coincidently we walked this route on Easter Monday 2012. A most enjoyable walk, albeit a very wet one due to the melting snow from a few days before. At waypoint 3 we reached a torrent of water running into Llyn Dinas that isn't mentioned on the guide - presumably because it doesn't usually exist! We almost had to give up, but eventually managed to find a point where we could jump from bank to bank further up the hillside! It rained all afternoon, which blocked out many of the anticipated views, and many of the paths became small streams, but it made the various waterfalls and Aberglaslyn very spectacular. I highly recommend it, but at certain times of the year, make sure you have the right waterproof gear - we were very pleased that we did.

01/05/2011 - Barbara Howcroft

We did this walk on Easter Sunday 2011 and what a fabulous walk it is. Especially coming back along the river it was just breathtaking. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and so did our dog Millie because she could swim in the river. Lovely part of the country and a trip to the pub was in order at the end of it!! Barbara , Jeff, Kathryn & Paul and of course Millie the dog

02/04/2007 - Paul Paintin

Completed Friday 30th March 2007. Notes a bit vague over the open ground section at 5; a ladder stile that's not mentioned nearly threw us off, but got back on track ok. Gorge walk back to Beddgelert from Aberglaslyn all good. Disused trainline now being reinstated, fenced off accordingly, but new path alongside.