Short Hike to Dduallt via the Coed Cymerau waterfalls
This is a short hike (just 2.5 miles) but is reasonably demanding (because of its steep and uneven/boggy initial ascent). It's well worth the initial cardio-vasular push - because the waterfalls and forestry are charming and the vistas from the upland plateau, once you get there, are hugely rewarding.
|Manod Mawr and the Vale of Ffestiniog|
|Rhoslyn Cottage, (once the Dduallt stationmaster's house)|
|Footbridge by the waterfall in Coed Cymerau|
The landscape is also home to quite a number of buzzards.
It's possible (optionally) to extend the walk by a further half-mile, if walkers wish to visit a couple of additional viewpoints up at Dduallt.
- Follow A487 then A496 from Maentwrog towards BlaenauFfestiniog
- Fork left signposted Blaenau Ffestiniog A496 (and NOT B4391 up to Llan Ffestiniog )
- Layby is 0.5 miles ahead on the right. Landmarks at layby: Telephone kiosk, Red post box, Stone cottage called "Hen Felin"