Walk - Pistyll Gwyn and the foot of the Rhinogs
|Pistyll Gwynn |
This is a circular 3 mile walk through the forestry to the Pistyll Gwyn waterfall. There are spectacular views over moorland between Trawsfynydd and the Rhinogs. The lower circular route has gentle ascents and descents and is fairly clearly waymarked.
There is an optional 2 mile extra ascent up to the Roman Steps, somewhat steeper.
The walk is mostly on good forestry tracks and paths with a firm stony base. There are no stiles, and the path crosses a small number of wooden footbridges.
The (optional) moderately steep ascent up to the Roman Steps can be boggy in places, and is accessed through a single kissing gate.
|Kissing gate on the Rhinog slopes|
The lower forestry area is gated off from the surrounding hillsides and moorland, and is this keeps the sheep out. There may be some unfenced sheep on the open hillsides of the upper section.
|View from the slopes of the Rhinogs|
|Interpretation board on the slopes of the Rhinogs|
Parking: The public road leads for about 2 miles across the moorland, and terminates at a car parking area with capacity for about 10 vehicles.
The entrance onto the moorland access road from the A470 is difficult to spot. It is about 750 yards south of Bronaber, and is gated just after it leaves the main road.
|Car parking at the entrance to the forestry|
|Gated entrance to the moorland road leading off the A470, south of Bronaber|