Hafod y Llan walk, Craflwyn

Walking trail

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 cow and calf amongst the cottongrass on Hafod Y Llan farm


Map route for Hafod y Llan to Craflwyn walk


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 upwards, with stunning views out to a waterfall on your right. There will be a path on the left way-marked for Craflwyn, which directs you south-west towards Bylchau Terfyn. Please note if you reach a gate on the gravel path you've gone too far up.


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 bridge over the river and continue 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.

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Battle of the white and red dragon


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 Bethania (for Watkin Path)
  • Dogs are welcome in Snowdonia in general, but please keep them under control, especially around livestock
  • Accessible toilet in the car park at Craflwyn