There’s been a bit of rain over the last few days but then it is Wales and we’re known for our lush, green scenery. That doesn’t happen without a bit of the wet stuff. Although there are down sides to it the upside is that it makes it the ideal time to put on your waterproof and your boots and go off to visit our local waterfalls which should be in full flow by now.
One of our favourite local walks, which is suitable for almost everybody and is pushchair friendly, is the Waterfalls and Goldmines walk in Coed y Brenin. Mainly along forest roads this path does go quite close to the edge of the river in places so keep youngsters and dogs under control.
The walk is circular and up near the waterfalls there are some remains of buildings from the gold mining industry in the area and some interpretation boards.
Take a look at this video posted by our friend WezChef a few years ago showing part of the walk.
There used to be a nice downloadable leaflet showing the route but since Natural Resources Wales have taken over from The Forestry Commission it’s disappeared. You’ll now need to download the app
There are also waterfalls just outside of Gallwyd – Rhaeadr Ddu which is on National Trust land. Details HERE. This one is a more challenging walk. Also look at Dolgoch Falls. A little further away but again brilliant after rain.
So, Welsh language question for you. What’s the difference between a rhaeadr and a pistyll? Both Welsh words for “waterfall”. I’ll leave you to spot the difference!
If you’d like to come to stay in Snowdonia to check out these places for yourself then take a look at our log cabins 2 miles from Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre HERE