Northern Waterfalls Round II

Pistyll Gwyn, Arthog Waterfalls, Torrent Walk, Cwm Nantcol, Rhaeadr Du, Afon Croesor Waterfalls, Afon Cwm Llan Waterfalls, Grey Mare's Tail, Afon Dulyn Waterfall, Rhaeadr Dyserth, Rhaeadr y Bedd, Pistyll Blaen-y-cwm, Afon Goedol waterfalls (Rhaeadr Cymerau), Dolgoch Falls, Furnace Falls, Rheidol Falls, Severn Break-its-neck, Ciloerwynt Lower Falls. Just in case you thought "Round I" had a lot of waterfalls for one weekend.

None of these are particularly long walks, as the intention was to visit as many as possible within just one weekend. Therefore, the chosen routes are always the shortest possible routes to the waterfalls. You may want to come up with more imaginative routes that take in more sights.

Pistyll Gwyn, Afon Pumryd

Arthog Waterfalls

Torrent Walk

Cwm Nantcol

Unfortunately, this excellent set of waterfalls is poorly located with its main access route through a private campsite, near Pentre Gwynfryn, a small village just inland from Llanbedr. They charge an extortionate price for parking, and do not allow access before 10:00 (I arrived 3 hours before this). I took a route over open access land from the nearby Cefncymerau Uchaf, and didn't notice that the path continued downstream along the top of main gorge, which contains the main Rhaeadr Nantcol waterfalls. These will be picked up in "Round III".

Rhaeadr Du, Afon Prysor

Warning; this river can flash flood without warning, due to water releases from the nearby reservoir. Avoid walking along dry parts of the river bed.

Afon Croesor

Afon Cwm Llan Waterfalls

Grey Mare's Tail

Afon Dulyn

Rhaeadr Dyserth

Rhaeadr y Bedd

Pistyll Blaen-y-cwm

There are also the nearby Pistyll Cablyd and Pistyll y Gyfyng. These waterfalls will be covered in "Round III".

Afon Goedol

Dolgoch Falls

Furnace Falls

Rheidol Falls

At the downstream end of the reservoir, just below the dam, is a small drop known as the Felin Newydd Falls (or Rheidol Dam Weir). However, this is only a weir, built on a rocky outcrop. Without the weir, there would be no drop at all, as the river would flow through a channel in the middle. As a result, this is considered only as an artificial weir, and not a waterfall. It will not be included in my waterfall listings.

Severn Break-its-neck

Ciloerwynt Lower Falls