A lovely walk that lasts four miles, this trek will take you on a round trip of some of the more dramatic landscapes in the area. And as Snowdonia is already known for its dramatic landscapes, you know you’re in for something special here.
If you want extra drama, come in wet weather when the falls are in full swing. You will need some waterproofs, however, and you’ll have to take care, as things can get a little slippy.
Start outside the church in the centre of Llan Ffestiniog. Follow the main road past the school and turn right, walking along the trail until it opens out onto the hills. Go down the fields and follow the route – it’s well signposted – sticking to the slopes. Although the path overlooks a steep fall, the walk itself isn’t tricky.
Walk into the Cynfal Forest and through the trees until you reach Cynfal Falls. It’s a beautiful sight, especially when it’s raging due to heavy rainfall. Walk through the woods to the sounds of the birds.
It does feel magical here, with lush green moss and ancient trees all around. Head towards the river and you’ll see a strange rock pillar in the middle of it – this is Huw Llwyd’s Pulpit, where he used to baptise and exorcise people.
South of Llan Festiniog, the Afon Cynfal river hides. Find a car park on the A470 T-junction near Neuadd Ffestiniog. The falls is found within the Ceunant Cynfal National Nature Reserve.
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Snowdonia – known in its native Welsh as Eryri, which is often translated to “place of the eagles” – is a beautiful part of the United Kingdom. Covering 823 square miles of idyllic Welsh countryside, mountains, rivers, lakes, forests and beaches, Snowdonia is paradise for any hiker, climber, fisher, swimmer, sailor, surfer, sunbather, potholer, zip-liner… the list goes on.
The most popular inland resort in North Wales, partly due to its convenience as a location but mostly thanks to its beauty and splendour. A lot of the village dates back to the Victorians, and their influence still abounds in the buildings. Surrounded by the dense forestry and imposing mountains of the region, Betws-y-Coed feels pleasantly out of the way.
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