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Hafod y Llan walk, Craflwyn


It also takes in the impressive tumbling Cwm Llan waterfall, and allows you to see the Welsh Black Cattle that are creating more diverse vegetation on the slopes of Bylchau Terfyn.

Welsh Black cattle amongst cotton grass at Hafod y Llan farm
Welsh Black cattle amongst cotton grass at Hafod y Llan farm National Trust Images / Joe Cornish


Map route for Hafod y Llan to Craflwyn walk
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey


Bethania car park, Watkin Path, grid ref: SH627506


From the Bethania car park (just off the A498) join the Watkin Path. Head up through the oak woodland towards Cwm Llan.

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Once out of the oak woodland, stick to the gravel path until you reach a waymarker which directs you south-west along a path towards Bylchau Terfyn.


Continue along the path until you reach a wall. Climb over the stile which brings you into Bylchau Terfyn.

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Follow the way-marked route through this quiet valley. The walk takes you over another wall within 0.75 miles (1.2km). Once over this wall, head through the heather to the highest point of the walk.

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As you walk downhill you emerge on an old cart track. Continue along the track until you reach a stile. Once over the stile turn immediately to the right towards the river. Cross the river taking care over the stepping stones until you reach another stile.


Once over the stile follow the waymarked route which leads you down to Craflwyn Hall and the end of the walk.


Craflwyn Hall, grid ref: SH602492

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Hafod y Llan walk, Craflwyn


This walk includes gravel paths, stiles, gates, steep inclines and muddy sections. Dogs allowed on a lead.

Hafod y Llan walk, Craflwyn

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Hafod y Llan walk, Craflwyn

How to get here

Craflwyn, Beddgelert, Gwynedd, LL55
By road

By car: Travelling from the Bangor (A55) area - head south along the A5 trunk road towards Capel curig (15 miles/24 km approximately).  Turn right at Capel Curig towards Porthmadog, Beddgelert along the A498. Stay on this road for approximately 11 miles (18km) until you reach Bethania car park

By bus

By bus: Snowdon Sherpa services pass the start point

By bicycle

By Cycle: Cycle route number 8 is in the area, not leading to Craflwyn or Beddgelert directly, so follow on-road routes (which can be busy at times)

Hafod y Llan walk, Craflwyn

Facilities and access

  • Car parking - National Trust car park at Craflwyn, Aberglaslyn in Nantmor.
  • Toilets - in car parks at Craflwyn, Nantmor and Watkin Path
  • Dogs are welcome in Snowdonia in general, but please keep them under control, especially around livestock
  • Visitor centre - Steps to entrance, ramp available. Most of ground floor accessible. Access to Chapel via very steep loose gravel path, with 1:4 gradient. Three wheelchairs available - booking essential
  • Craflwyn - Accessible places to park and pretty views into the wood from the car park
  • Accessible toilet in the car park at Craflwyn