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Nant Gwernol

About Nant Gwernol

Nant Gwernol, a rocky river gorge with cascading waterfalls, lies above the picturesque Tal-y-llyn valley in the shadow of Cader Idris. The trails follow the riverside and explore the remains of Bryn Eglwys Slate Quarry. You can park and start your walks from Abergynolwyn village hall or take the steam train from Tywyn to Nant Gwernol station.

Please take care not to stray from the paths as the old works are dangerous.

How to get there:

Nant Gwernol is in Abergynolwyn which is part of Dyfi.
Take the train on the Tal-y-Llyn railway from any of its stations between Tywyn and Abergynolwyn. Or park in the village of Abergynolwyn and take the short but steep walk to the station from behind the Community Centre/Cafe.
There is a Stations Link walk between Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol stations.
Abergynolwyn, Tywyn, and Dolgellau are the nearest towns or villages.
OS Grid Reference: SH 681 066
For details of public transport visit

Other places to go in Abergynolwyn





Walking Open access, Waymarked walks and Public Rights of Way.
Stations link
Cascade Trail
Quarryman's Trail
Cycling Open access on forest roads and Bridleways.
HorseRiding.gif Open access on forest roads and Bridleways.
Other Activities Visit old slate quarry


Graeme Stringer
Recreation Ranger


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Access to a number of waymarked trails, public footpaths and forest tracks.

Nant Gwernol Trail Guide
275kb PDF

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