Rhydyronen & Dysynni

Following quiet lanes and pretty riverside paths down to the Afon Dysynni, this is an easy walk which offers expansive views towards the sea in the west, and the mountains to the east. Your return route passes Ynysymaengwyn on its way back to the station.

Technical sheet
No. 3296987
A Bryn-Crug walk posted on 26/05/20 by Talyllyn Railway. Update : 27/05/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h55[?]
Distance Distance : 6.39km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 33m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 32m
Highest point Highest point : 34m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1m
Difficulty Difficulty :
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Snowdonia
Location Location : Bryn-Crug
Starting point Starting point : N 52.600218° / W 4.046093°
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(D/A) Leave the station, walk to the road and turn left. Pass the entrance to Tynllwyn Farm Caravan Park on the right. When you reach a footpath sign by a stile on the right, turn right, cross the stile, and the footbridge immediately after, and turn left, to walk beside Nant Rhydyronen. Cross a stile by a gate and continue beside the stream. When you reach a stile tucked away in the corner, cross it and turn right. Walk with the hedge to your right to eventually reach a stile beside factory buildings. Cross this and continue to another stile.

(1) After a few yards, you reach the main road. Cross this and follow the lane directly ahead. When you reach a kissing gate by a house, go through and follow the lane, crossing a small bridge. Pass a white house on the left and continue along a path, with a wooden fence on your left. Keep walking ahead to reach a stile to the right, ignoring a stile on the left. Cross the stile, cross a bridge and another stile, and turn left to walk beside the river. Go through a gap in a hedge and veer left. Cross a small stream and walk below a chapel on the right. When you reach a ladder stile, cross it and join a road. Turn left, passing public toilets, to reach a road.

(2) Cross the road, turn left to cross the bridge then immediately turn right through a kissing gate. Walk with the river to your right. Go through a gap in a fence and continue. Cross a stile and continue beside the river to another stile, which you cross. Cross another stile and, when you reach the Dysynni, turn left, to walk with the river to your right. The views north-east towards Birds' Rock are splendid.

(3) Walk beside the river, ignoring the first waymark post you reach and continue towards trees ahead. Go through a kissing gate and continue. Pass a tumble-down boathouse.

(4) A little way beyond this old boathouse, turn left over a footbridge, just before a gate ahead. Go through a kissing gate and follow the path, passing the fine dovecot of what was once Ynysymaengwyn. Go through gates and follow the road ahead, through the caravan park. Pass through a gate, and then leave the park through metal gates, carefully cross the road and turn left, to walk along the road. Ignore a small stile to your right, and continue, passing the house and farm buildings of Ysguboriau.

(5) When you reach a waymarked kissing gate in the hedge, turn right, go through and walk with a hedge and fence on your right. Cut across the field corner to head for a ladder stile to the left of Cil-y-Parc. Cross this and continue ahead, soon joining the track which leads to the house. Cross the stile by the gate, join the road and turn right.

(6) After about 100 yards, turn left over a waymarked stile, and walk with a fence to your left. Cross a double stile and walk half-right to a waymark post. Now walk along a lane created by a slate fence to your left and the Talyllyn Railway to your right. Cross a ladder stile and turn right to return to the station.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 33m - Station
1 : km 0.95 - alt. 14m - Main road
2 : km 1.58 - alt. 8m - A493
3 : km 2.82 - alt. 2m - The river
4 : km 4.02 - alt. 7m - Old boathouse
5 : km 5.2 - alt. 10m - Kissing gate
6 : km 5.89 - alt. 21m
D/A : km 6.38 - alt. 34m - Station

Useful Information

Remember this is sheep country : if you must take your dog, always keep it on a lead.

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

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