You will love this wonderful walk through woodland which features gorgeous waterfalls cascading into pretty pools and streams. At the summit, there are fabulous views across the valley to Llyn Dinas and you will discover the remains of a tower and ramparts which were fortifications belonging to the ancient princes of the region.
This is a fabulous walk which combines stunning scenery with history and local legend. It is said that King Vortigern wanted to construct a castle at the top of Dinas Emrys but the walls kept falling down. The wizard Myrddin Emrys (Merlin) advised him that two dragons were battling each other beneath the site of the castle and their conflict was causing the walls to fall. Vortigern’s men dug into the mountain and released the two dragons which proceeded to fight each other above ground. The white dragon fled and the red dragon then returned to his lair, enabling the castle to be completed. In honour of Merlin, the mountain was named Dinas Emrys and the red dragon became the symbol of Wales.
Duration: roughly 2 hours if you linger at the summit for while
Terrain: a mixture of woodland paths, rocky paths and a couple of relatively steep clambers up rocky slopes