We made the most of a beautiful afternoon with a trip out to Tywyn and back via a walk at Dolgoch Falls. Dolgoch is a beautiful drive of about 20 minutes from Isfryn. The walk around the falls is through a wooded valley – a veritable Welsh rainforest. It’s deliciously cool and shady in hot weather and the falls are impressive after rain, so it’s good at any time of year. The walk to the first fall is a flat, metalled track suitable for anyone, but beyond that, the tracks are very up and down, with some very uneven stone steps and other sections that can be muddy and slippery: perfectly fine for most people with just a little care.
The walk out takes around 45 minutes, and takes you past the tunnel openings to old slate quarries, over wooden bridges and past all the falls. It also runs under the viaduct of the Tallyllyn steam railway, which offers some good photographic opportunities if you time your visit well.
The walk out ends at a small clearing with picnic tables. There is a pay and display car park at the start of the walk, right next to a convenient tea room. If you fancy something a little stronger, or maybe dinner out, the Ty’n y Cornel Hotel is just down the road. It has tables for drinks next to the water in fine weather, and a lounge where you can sit next to the wood burner and look out at the water when it’s colder. The food is good, and there’s a sample menu in Isfryn for guests to peruse. We decided to take advantage of a fine late afternoon for a swift waterside half!