Dolgoch Falls

Dolgoch Falls

Dolgoch Falls are three waterfalls forming part of the Nant Dol-góch stream, a source for the River Fathew, and are just 4-miles from the beaches of Tywyn and the Trem Enlli Self-Catering Apartment.

The waterfalls provide the backdrop to a popular walk of no more than one mile and there is plenty of space for children to run around without getting into too much mischief. There are caves and tunnels to explore as well. Take a picnic and a towel as there are delightful pools at the top of the falls to cool your feet. However, if you are visiting with children, keep a watchful eye for any meddling water-loving fairies as many have been caught in the act of carrying-off unguarded children.

If you are a Led Zeppelin fan, you may be intersted to learn that the falls provided the setting for “No Quarter” (1994) and also featured in the Pictures At 11 songbook.

Once you have enjoyed the spectacular scenery why not pop-in to the Dolgoch Falls hotel for a refreshing cup of tea?

Getting there

Travelling from Tywyn, take the A493 road north to Fairbourne. After a couple of miles take the B4405 to Dolgoch. The car Park for the falls is at the front of the Dolgoch Falls Hotel. A £2 parking charge applies.

A path to the right of the hotel, which parallels the river, leads to the falls. The lower section of the falls has wheelchair access.

Alternatively, you can get there by steam power. The Talyllyn Railway stops at Dolgoch and there are clear signs from the station directing you to the falls.

A Selection of Other Places to Visit


The Blue Lake

The Blue Lake is one of Snowdonia’s secret gems. Secret enough to have appeared on the BBC’s Secret Britain. Why not plan a visit? Visit our very own guide to the Blue Lake.


The Blue Lake

Castell y Bere is the largest native Welsh castle ever built. Now little more than an ruin, it is hard to imagine how the castle would have looked in its pomp, but if there is a more atmospheric spot for a castle, then I haven’t seen it. Visit our guide to Castell y Bere for more information including how to get there.

This is just a selection of places to pack-out your week. For more ideas try our Tourism Guide and our Tywyn & Snowdonia Things To Do Guide which we add to whenever we visit the area.

2 thoughts on “Dolgoch Falls

  1. Steve Western

    Thanks for the directions. Our two children loved the story about the fairies but unfortunately we didn’t spot any on this trip.

    1. Paula Post author

      Hi Steve, here are a couple of tips to attract the fairies on your next visit:

    2. (1) Fill an empty matchbox with a few crumbs of cake. This way they can open it and eat what’s inside. I have it on good authority that blueberry muffins are a particular favourite.
    3. (2) Fairies are music lovers and have been known to be tempted out by a short chant. Repeat the following 3-times no louder than a mouse squeak:

      Come one, come all
      Good faeries hear my call
      Celebrate, sing, and play
      Please come and visit us today

    4. Hope this helps!


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