The Waterfalls and Goldmine Trail (2 and a quarter miles, 3.7 kilometres short, 3.5 miles, 5.7 kilometres long)
These trails starts from the Tyddyn Gwladys car park.
Highlights: The waterfalls alone make this walk worthwhile.
Both trails follow a forest track north along the river Mawddach in a steep sided valley surrounded by mature forest, passing through Ferndale towards the waterfalls.
You will pass relics of a gunpowder factory, gold mining works and the Gwynfynnydd mine (which closed in 1999). Follow the waymarkers along the east side of the river to return - the shorter blue route crosses the river at the aerial bridge while the yellow route follows the river further down stream before crossing at the Bailey Bridge at Cae’n y Coed and returning to the car park along the tarmac road.
The trail is nearly all on forest tracks with one section of very rough private track before the waterfall and one short but steep climb after leaving them. The route contains no steps or stiles. This is another great walk for all the family and is suitable for pushchairs and mobility scooters.
OS Grid Reference: SH 716 277