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Pont Cae'n y Coed

Pont Cae'n y Coed

Pont Cae'n y Coed

Picnic Site & Nature Trails, free entry

Ganllwyd,
Dolgellau,
Gwynedd,
LL402HN

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This is a car park with picnic tables under large trees by the rolling Mawddach River. Tyddyn Gwladys is the gateway to the 'Waterfalls and Goldmines' walk and MP3 audio trail. Download the trail onto your mobile phone to hear all about this valley's busy industrial past contrasting with the tranquillity of today.

WATERFALLS & GOLDMINES TRAIL (2¼ miles, 3.7 kilometres)
The waterfalls alone make this walk worthwhile. Follow the forest road north along the river Mawddach in a steep-sided valley surrounded by big trees, towards the waterfalls. Follow the waymarkers along the east side of the river and cross the timber bridge back to the car park.

The trail is nearly all on forest road with one section of very rough private track before you get to the waterfalls and one steep but short climb 20% / 1 in 5 after leaving them. There are no steps or stiles and the trail is suitable for pushchairs and mobility scooters.

On this trail there are two benches, one picnic table and two gates with passing places 80cm wide.

OS Grid Reference: SH 734 262

Picnic site

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

There are public toilets at the Ty'n y Groes site only.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Address

Ganllwyd,
Dolgellau,
Gwynedd,
LL402HN

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SH 729234  Lat: 52.79319 Long: -3.88584

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FOREST GARDEN
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. About 200 metres after passing the Tyn y Groes Hotel, turn right following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. At a crossroads just after the Glasdir car park turn left uphill. Turn right at the next cross roads and cross a small bridge (Pont Llam yr Ewig). The car park for disabled visitors is on the left and the main car park is another 150 metres up the hill on the left.

From the north: Take the A470 south towards Dolgellau. After passing through Ganllwyd village, turn left following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. At a crossroads just after the Glasdir car park turn left uphill. Turn right at the next cross roads and cross a small bridge (Pont Llam yr Ewig).The car park for disabled visitors is on the left and the main car park is another 150 metres up the hill on the left.

GLASDIR
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. About 200 metres after passing the Tyn y Groes Hotel, turn right following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. The Glasdir car park is on the right with a picnic site a short walk away across the road.

From the north: Take the A470 south towards Dolgellau. After passing through Ganllwyd village, turn left following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. Follow the tarmac road past the Ty’n y Groes picnic site for just over one kilometre. The Glasdir car park is on the right with a picnic site a short walk away across the road.

Directions to Pont Llam yr Ewig car park
Follow the directions to Glasdir car park. When you reach the Glasdir car park, continue along the tarmac road, bear sharp left up the steep hill, turn right at the crossroads at the top of the hill and the small Pont Llam yr Ewig car park is on the right over the stone bridge. Please note: Pont Llam yr Ewig is car park for the use of disabled visitors only.

PONT CAE'N Y COED
Take the A470 north from Dolgellau.

After passing through the village of Ganllwyd, turn right just after the school.

Follow this minor road over a stone bridge and continue following the road on the right with the Afon Mawddach river below.

The car park is on the right after about a quarter of a mile.

TYDDYN GWLADYS
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. After passing through the village of Ganllwyd, turn right just after the school. Follow this minor road over a stone bridge and continue following the road on the right with the river Mawddach below. The Tyddyn Gwladys car park is on the right at the end of the tarmac road after about 1.5 kilometres (you will pass the Pont Cae'n y Coed car park on the way).

From the north: Take the A470 south from Coed y Brenin Forest Park Visitor Centre. On reaching the village of Ganllwyd turn sharp left immediately after the 40mph speed limit sign. Follow this minor road over a stone bridge and continue following the road on the right with the river Mawddach below. The Tyddyn Gwladys car park is on the right at the end of the tarmac road after about 1.5 kilometres (you will pass the Pont Cae'n y Coed car park on the way).

TYN Y GROES
From the south: Take the A470 north from Dolgellau. About 200 metres after passing the Tyn y Groes Hotel, turn right following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. The car park is 300 metres down the hill by the side of the river Mawddach.

From the north: Take the A470 south towards Dolgellau. After passing through Ganllwyd village, turn left following the brown tourist signs to Ty'n y Groes. The car park is 300 metres down the hill by the side of the river Mawddach.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The nearest train stations are in Barmouth (Cambrian Coast line) and Blaenau Ffestiniog (Blaenau Ffestiniog-Llandudno line).

For details of public transport visit Traveline Cymru's website.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

There are public toilets at the Ty'n y Groes site only.

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