Walk 9 – Swallow Falls

Paul Hodges

Mountain Walks guide - Biography
My first introduction to mountains was a family holiday to Snowdonia in 1976, I remember spending long summer days by the Black Waterfall near Dolgellau (26 years later I bought a house less than half a mile away from it) as well as ascending Snowdon (I hate to admit by train), even in the summer of ’76 it was cloudy on top!

We want you to enjoy are surroundings, whether you are new to the area, experienced hill walker, novice or full on adrenalin junkie we think we’ve got a walk that will interest you & introduce you to some hidden gems. These walks are tailored to all levels of fitness & provide you with a wide choice of scenery & surroundings, to help you select a walk that suits you we have graded them on a star rating for Exersion Levels, Exposure, Scenery & Wildlife & explain these below.
Paul Hodges
Walk 9 – Swallow Falls

Level: Easy to Moderate.
Terrain: Forest Tracks, clear paths occasionally muddy & Tarmac.
Distance: 6.5 Miles.
Estimated Time: 4/5 Hours
Description: This is a walk ideal for an afternoon or long summer evening. Apart from a short section that can be a little slippery in the wet it is on good paths & takes in the attractions of the Afon (river) Llugwy as well as the opportunity of a superb & less often seen view of the famous Swallow Falls which is free! To cap it all the return journey has spectacular views of some of North Wales most iconic mountains.

‘The woodland here has some fine examples of mature birch trees interspersed with occasional beech & larch… keeping your senses tuned to the birdsong, woodpeckers & buzzards circling above (yes all at the same time if you are as lucky as I was)’

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Exertion Rating 3 out of 5 Exposure Rating 2 out of 5 Scenery 4 out of 5 Nature 4 out of 5
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