Hike - Aberglasllyn Woods and the Fisherman’s Path
Stunning views from a high viewpoint; interesting woodland sculptures; spectacular riverside walk along rock-hewn ledges.
Route: Starting (and finishing) at Gelert’s Grave, this fairly strenuous 3 mile hike climbs up the valley side to a viewpoint at a ruined lookout post high above Aberglaslyn Pass.
|The ruins of the lookout post|
Leaving the woods, the route then crosses the river at Pont Aberglaslyn, and returns to Beddgelert along the Fisherman’s Path.
Beddgelert village takes its name from the supposed burial site of Gelert, the legendary hound of Prince Llewelyn. The "grave" is well signposted, in the meadows along the riverside.
|Statue of Gelert, near the grave|
Fisherman's Path (beside river) has several rocky ledges and steps, each well furnished with handrails and hand-holds.
|Rocky ledge on the Fisherman's Path|
Parking is also available at Aberglaslyn in the National Trust's Nantmor car park.
|Nantmor car park and toilets|
In season, the Wales Highland Railway services call at both Nantmoor Halt and Beddgelert Station. It is therefore possible to use this short rail journey to shorten the walk and return to the starting point.
Facilities: Beddgelert has several cafes and pubs. The Saracen's Head is dog-friendly.
|Refreshment (at the Royal Goat)... and a snooze!|