Waterfalls and Goldmines Trail

By Dave Roberts   

on November 4, 2012    5/5 (1)

Waterfalls and Goldmines Trail

Further Details

Route Summary:

Route Start Location:

5.66 km 172 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Easy Walk, Mountain Biking

Summits and Places on this Route


Check out the businesses nearby for more places to stay and drink.


Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

Public Transport:

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Weather Forecast:

Met Office Snowdonia Mountain Weather

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Recommended Maps


Waterfalls and Goldmines Trail Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Waterfalls and Goldmines Trail

A steady walk towards Pistyll Cain and Rhaeadr Mawddach.

Can be completed on mountain bikes as well.

From the FC Website:

“A riverside walk on forest tracks, suitable for pushchairs, to the beautiful waterfalls of Rhaeadr Mawddach and Pistyll Cain, the route passes old gold mine workings along the way. A shorter blue waymarked route returns across the wooden aerial bridge while a longer yellow route continues down stream to the Bailey bridge before crossing the river and returning to the car park along the road. This is also a family cycle route so please be aware of other users..”


There’s a Free MP3 audio walk available via the link as well.

The Route

Click here for a printable map and guide from the Forestry Commission website.

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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