Afon Wnion & Ffynnon Fair

A short stroll close to Dolgellau town centre, featuring a pretty riverside walk and a historic sacred well.

Technical sheet
No. 18646060
A Dolgellau walk posted on 21/01/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 21/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h00[?]
Distance Distance : 2.89km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 65m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 64m
Highest point Highest point : 66m
Lowest point Lowest point : 8m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Snowdonia
Location Location : Dolgellau
Starting point Starting point : N 52.743089° / W 3.885747°
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Description

(D/A) From the Royal Ship front door, turn right into the narrow street between Y Sospan (left) and Barclays Bank (right).

Turn right into the churchyard and walk past the south door and tower to emerge in Ffordd y Marian Road. Turn right and walk down to a T-junction in front of a rugby pitch.

Turn right again and walk to the end of the car park, which you cross to reach the riverside path. To view the Bont Fawr bridge, divert right, otherwise turn left. Follow the river downstream for 1⁄2 mile until you reach a footbridge. Don’t cross the river, but turn left along a path beside a sidestream.

(1) At a bridge, turn left onto a more major road. Follow this road for 1⁄4 mile, ignoring a right-hand turn between gateposts (Cefn Rodyn), then turn sharp right opposite a garage, signposted to “Cader Idris”. Follow the road for a short distance, then turn left up steps into a walled, surfaced footpath that climbs to a further set of steps up to another road.

(2) Turn left along the lane then left into a wood, with a finger post for “Ffynnon Fair”. Take the left-hand path, down steps, which subsequently bears right, past a bench and a wooden pig, to the bottom of the wood and the stone-walled well.

On emerging into a lane (Love Lane), turn right, passing to the right of the gable of a stone cottage. At a bend at the top, turn right into a crushed-stone track. At a bench, take the lower path (straight on) which winds down to a road junction. Cross the first road and turn left, between cottages.

(3) Turn right between two of them to a footbridge over the Afon Arran. On meeting the road beyond, turn left and follow the river. When the road bends right, keep left along a short path to a two-arched bridge. Cross and head towards the town centre.

At a five-way junction, follow Wtra’r Felin (Mill St) straight ahead, which bends right to emerge opposite the Royal Ship. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 13m - The Royal Ship
1 : km 1.08 - alt. 14m - Bridge
2 : km 1.76 - alt. 57m - Bench and a wooden pig
3 : km 2.38 - alt. 27m - Footbridge - Afon Arran
D/A : km 2.89 - alt. 13m - The Royal Ship

Useful Information

One short steep climb, and the woodland path to Ffynnon Fair may be a little muddy after rain. No stiles.

Pdf file : http://walksfromthedoor.co.uk/i/walks/Gw...

Car park : Please note that car parking at the Royal Ship is strictly for residents only. A pay-and-display car park is available a short walk away at Bont Fawr bridge.

THE ROYAL SHIP
Queen’s Square, Dolgellau,
Gwynedd LL40 1AR
Web www.royalship.pub
Email info@royalship.pub
Tel 01341 422209

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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