Nant Gwynant autumn walk

Walking trail

Step out this autumn and explore the lower slopes of Snowdon and Nant Gwynant valley, where you'll discover a landscape steeped in history and rich colours.

Walk through wooded glades in a tranquil valley

Pass under the orange canopy of oak woodlands, keeping an eye out for interesting fungi along the way. Ascend the famous Watkin Path out into the open fields of fading green dotted with the rust of bracken die-back at Cwm Llan. Pass the intriguing ruins of Cwm Llan House and head towards Craflwyn, watching out for feral goats as they start to descend the hills and seek shelter in the wooded glades.


Map route for Nant Gwynant autumn 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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Child walking in Nant Gwynant


Once you leave the woodland follow the gravel path until you reach a way-marker, which directs you south-west along a path towards Bylchau Terfyn.

Nant Gwynant autumn walk, Snowdonia


Continue along the gravel path until you reach a way-marker which directs you south-west along a path towards Bylchau Terfyn.


Follow the waymarked route through this quiet valley. The walk takes you over another wall within ¾ mile (1.2km). Once over this wall, head through the heather to the highest point of the walk.

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Abandoned mine buildings in Craflwyn


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.

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Wild mountain goats on Hafod Y Llan farm, Snowdonia, Wales


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: SH628507

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Nant Gwynant autumn walk


This walk includes gravel paths, stiles, gates, steep inclines and muddy sections.

Dogs are welcome on a lead.

If you choose the optional return route please allow up to 3 hours.

Nant Gwynant autumn walk

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Nant Gwynant autumn walk

How to get here

Nant Gwynant, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NR
By train

Bangor Station - 1 hour drive to start point. Betws y Coed - 35 minutes drive to start point.

By road

Traveling from the Bangor (A55) area - head south along the A5 trunk road towards Capel Curig (15 miles (24km) 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

Snowdon Sherpa services pass the start point.

Nant Gwynant autumn walk

Facilities and access

  • Public toilets and café near Bethania car park
  • Dogs welcome on leads