Beddgelert Forest, near Porthmadog
Peaceful forest in the heart of Snowdonia National...
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We have changed the normal route for some of our trails to help you maintain social distancing – please follow signs on site.
The Ty'n Llwyn car park is the starting point for a walking trail to the famous Swallow Falls waterfall.
The Swallow Falls Trail goes through woodland to a viewpoint over the waterfall - you get a great view from this side of the river so don’t forget your camera.
Ty’n Llwyn means “house in the grove” in Welsh and it is a great place to enjoy a picnic with a view at one of the tables around the car park.
The walking trail is waymarked from start to finish.
Look out for the information panel at the start of the trail.
From the car park, the path descends through the woodland and the sound of the river gets louder as you approach Swallow Falls and the viewpoint.
The path then winds its way up through trees and rocky outcrops to another viewpoint with views of Moel Siabod, and in clear weather, the Snowdon Horseshoe.
Facilities for visitors with disabilities at Ty'n Llwyn include:
Ty'n Llwyn is in Gwydir Forest Park.
Gwydir Forest Park lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and encircles the village of Betws-y-coed.
Lead and zinc mining once dominated the area and the legacy of old engine-houses, waste tips and reservoirs are characteristic features of the forest landscape today.
Several of the most important mines have been partially restored and made safe for visitors.
Waymarked trails start from Betws-y-coed and several other Natural Resources Wales car parks in Gwydir Forest Park:
Gwydir Forest Park forms part of the National Forest for Wales.
The National Forest will:
In time it will form a connected ecological network running throughout Wales, bringing social, economic and environmental benefits.
For more information about the National Forest for Wales go to the Welsh Government website.
Ty’n Llwyn is 3½ miles west of Betws-y-coed.
It is in the county of Conwy.
Ty’n Llwyn is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map OL 17.
The OS grid reference is SH 765 583.
Take the A5 from Betws-y-coed towards Capel Curig.
Go past past the Cae'n y Coed car park and turn right onto the narrow minor road immediately before the Ugly House (Tŷ Hyll).
The small car park is 1 mile up this road, on the right.
The nearest mainline railway station is in Betws-y-coed.
For details of public transport go to the Traveline Cymru website.
Car parking is free of charge.
Overnight parking is not permitted.