This walk includes forest track, views of Snowdonia, waterfalls, tumbling streams and pools, burial chamber, archaeological site.
Leave the train or park the car at Dolwyddelan Station car
park. Exit the car park bearing left and left again, crossing the bridge
that spans both the Afon Lledr and the Conwy Valley Railway Line. Walk
past a few houses then bear right over a concrete bridge onto the forest
road. The walk starts here, the track making a moderate climb between
the pine trees. At the top of the track you can choose either of two
routes (the tracks converge at the head of the valley). Take the left
hand fork for the best views and the rocky crag of Carreg Alltrem soon
appears to the left. The rock face is popular with climbers and the
track affords a good view of their efforts. Continue to the highest
point of the track and the view opens out with the waterfall at the far
end of the Cwm coming into view. Three homesteads are visible on the
valley floor, and a look back down the valley reveals the Carneddau
mountains in the distance behind the village of Dolwyddelan.