Beginning from the National Trust’s Craflwyn car park, this is a moderately strenuous walk which takes you through diverse terrain. Woodland paths and waterfalls soon give way to open countryside before you ascend via a picturesque valley to Bylchau Terfyn. Here you have the option to continue on and down to Llyn Dinas via Cwm LLan and the lower portion of the Watkin Path or to retrace your steps back to Crafwyn. If you walk down to LLyn Dinas you can follow the trail around the lake and then return to Craflwyn via the road (A498) to create a circular route.
The first time we walked to Bylchau Terfyn, we retraced our steps and this is the walk that is explained here. If you are looking for a day out that gives you a bit of everything, this is the hike for you. Featuring ancient woodland, gorgeous waterfalls, rugged mountain terrain and an abandoned copper mine, the trail keeps you interested throughout your journey. The ascent isn’t overly challenging and your main problem will be keeping on track as this route is not well-marked.
Duration: 3.5 hours from the car park to the summit and back with a stop for lunch
Terrain: Woodland paths, rocky paths, some boggy areas