Dolgoch Falls

Dolgoch has some very pretty waterfalls, a walk through the trees to the higher levels of the falls, and ends with tea and Bara Brith or other food at the Doloch Falls Hotel. The path is clear with information posts and maps. The short walk to the main falls is almost suitable for anybody. Other walks vary, but nothing is arduous. Duration: A leisurely 1.5 hours Height climbed 100m, but shorter walks are also available. The paths have fences where there are steep slopes down. Children need to be kept close by. Access: Take the road from Dolgellau to Towyn. Just after crossing the Dysynni river (where, on a clear day, there are spectacular views up to Bird Rock and Cader Idris) you come to the village of Bryncrug. Where the main road goes round a right bend towards Twywn, take the road to the left marked Tal-y-Llyn. (if you miss this there is another left a little further in the village).

Just follow signs to Tal-y-Llyn and after a few miles you come to Dolgoch Falls Hotel in front of you. Park in the pay and display car park. There is a map in the car park to start the walk.

There are maps at regular intervals. Paths are clearly marked, and points of interest marked with information posts with poems from primary children from the local Bryncrug school. There are a number of interestingly constructed foot bridges, and viewing spots and picnic tables en-route

The paths are occasionally steep with rough rock steps, but not for long distances. Expect the path to be a bit muddy in places especially after wet weather – but this is also when the falls will be at their best. There are a number of caves with shallow water. These are not barred off but are very dark. A number of publications give strong warnings not to enter