Aberglaslyn pass

Aberglaslyn Pass

My Favourite Place!

There are many scenic wonders in North Wales but none more beautiful that the Aberglaslyn Pass where the Arfon Glaslyn tumbles its way through a spectacular gorge. The Fisherman’s Path enables you to walk alongside the pretty cascades to the pretty village of Beddgelert. Striking peaks rise up around you and the lush foliage of the summer months turns burnished gold in autumn. There isn’t a bad time to enjoy the serenity of this wonderful gorge!

Why not take the circular Aberglaslyn, Llyn Dinas and Cwm Bychan walk? This follows the gorge to Beddgelert, then  continues to the Sygun copper mine and LLyn Dinas before returning via Cwm Bychan to the car park. Alternatively try the Aberglaslyn, Bryn Du and Beddgelert walk, another circular hike which features ancient woodland as well as the footpath through of the gorge.

The A498 runs through the pass alongside the river but do stop to take in the serenity of the scenery. It’s a lovely place to walk the dogs and there are calmer sections of the river where they can have a paddle! The Welsh Highland railway also runs through the pass, so you may be lucky enough to see the steam train above you. Adjacent to the car park, which is located in Nantmor, there is a an open area with picnic tables where you can linger for a peaceful  lunch and watch the train pass by.


Aberglaslyn rapids
Dog at Aberglaslyn


Our dogs love Aberglaslyn where there are several areas of woodland for them to explore. They also seem to enjoy walking along the path by the river. When the water is high, the rapids are very dangerous, making the path unsuitable for dogs who would be sacred by the water or who might attempt to jump in! At the beginning of the path through the forest to Beddgelert, there is an open area with picnic tables and next to this, a small river which is perfect for dogs who like to paddle. All in all, the area is a wonderful place to walk with the dogs.


From the Woollen Mill, Drive to Penygroes and then turn right at the COOP store. Turn right at the next T Junction and then right again at the next T Junction. Follow this road past Nantlle and up into the mountains. You will eventually arrive at the Village of Rhyd DDu where you should turn right towards Beddgelert. When you arrive in Beddgelert, drive over the bridge and follow the road until you arrive at the pass. Follow the river until you come to a bridge, turn left over the bridge and the car park is a further 500 metres on the left. It is a small car car park which can fill up on busy days and the charge is £4 for the day.