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Dolgoch Falls, are 3 waterfalls near
together, in a picturesque valley.
The area is known for the falls, the
moss that grows here, and the railway.
Talyllyn Railway steam train passes
overhead on the viaduct that bridges the Fathew Valley.
Talyllyn Railway runs nearby and you
can get here by using this railway and
passengers alight at Dolgoch station,
rejoining the train later in the day.
There are quite a few holiday
properties promoted very near to these falls.
Dolgoch Falls, Gwynedd
Grid Reference: SH
Getting there: From the A487 Machynlleth to
Dolgellau road take the B4405 near Minffordd, signposted Tywyn. Travel down
the Talyllyn valley past Talyllyn Lake. Continue through the village
of Abergynolwyn until reaching Dalgoch. The car park is at the front of the Dolgoch Falls Hotel.
Alternative Directions : From Tywyn take the A493 road north to Fairbourne.
After a couple of miles take the B4405 to Dolgoch. The car park is at the
front of the Dolgoch Falls Hotel.
Access: Footpaths - Turn left on leaving the
car park and follow the path through a gate and continue alongside the
river. The first section of the lane is in good condition and is suitable
for wheelchair access as far as the lower falls.
Round trip of about 1 hour:-
- Starting from the car park at the
Dolgoch Falls Hotel, turn left and continue along the path through a gate
until reaching the river. Walk on alongside the river until reaching the
- From the lower falls, follow the
ascending path that bears left, which eventually splits into two paths. At
this point take the right fork and continue along the path by the river.
Upon reaching the stone steps continue climbing up to the falls. Care
should be exercised on the steps in wet weather.
- To return follow the path through the
woodland until reaching a bridge, cross the river and continue along the
path until reaching the lower falls, at which point join the main path and
retrace your steps back to the Car Park.
For a longer walk see
images and map link
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Waterfalls in Wales
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