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National Trust Dolmelynllyn Estate walk, Gwynedd

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Dolmelynllyn
© Holly Brega
Dolmelynllyn
© Holly Brega
Dolmelynllyn
© Holly Brega
Dolmelynllyn
© Holly Brega

Walk Details

Explore the woodland and hillside trails of Dolmelynllyn Estate in southern Snowdonia and discover the fascinating remains of the Cefn Coch gold mine.

Walk alongside the cascading Rhaeadr Ddu Falls, an inspiration to generations of artists and writers, and make sure to see Cefn Coch gold mine.

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The rock outcrops along the river create turbulent rapids, waterfalls and torrents that are very impressive in high water. These cascading falls have inspired generations of artists and writers. They are one of the wonders of Wales and are breathtakingly beautiful in all weathers.

The discovery of gold in Wales in the 19th century led to a gold rush. Cefn Coch was one of the richest mines in the Merionydd gold belt, an area known at the time as ‘New California’.

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Bangor, Chester

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Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".

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