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Nice after a heavy rainfall

A bit of a trek but a nice surprise once you get there. A 50p donation per person via an honesty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nurse1980
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Lancashire
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a nice stroll

We walked from the Riverside Inn, so didn't have to deal with the small parking lot. The access... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jeffreyjonkoch
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Missoula, Montana
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This deep gorge is surrounded by a seemingly endless expanse of scenic beauty.
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Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A bit of a trek but a nice surprise once you get there. A 50p donation per person via an honesty box plus £1 to park enables the paths to be maintained which is nice. A set of steep, and a few slippery steps takes...More

Thank nurse1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To say this wonderful place is tricky to find is an understatement, but find it we did. And it was well worth it! Having parked the car, we took a short walk through beautiful countryside, and followed the trail down to this magical glen. And...More

1  Thank Beth N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this place. We came here on our way to our Holiday Rental in Snowdonia. We spent a good two hours taking photos and enjoying the peace and quiet. There was no one else here when we got here and it was a...More

Thank KH2691
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from the Riverside Inn, so didn't have to deal with the small parking lot. The access point for parking is right on the edge of a busy bridge so glad we walked. The path takes about 30 minutes and the highlight is a...More

Thank jeffreyjonkoch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The paths from the car park to the gorge itself are not the easiest walking but the reward is delightful. Even on a damp day, the views are a photographers delight. The sound of the water and the trees overhead make this a place to...More

1  Thank Peter I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must have place to visit if you like this type of thing. I would definitely recommend walking boots or good trainers. The glen isn’t that steep but it’s narrow with rocky steps which is literally single file and at times nothing to hold on...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With such beautiful views you would think this would be a nice calm visit but far from it! For 2 cars and 3 peoples it was £3.50 and in an honesty box made from old metal. We happily put £3.50 into the box and started...More

1  Thank jonathanpowell10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The scenery in Betws-y-coed is breathtaking. Didn't know how beautiful it was going to be but a friend recommended that we visited and we certainly were not disappointed. Would recommend this village to anyone.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I took our two kids - my son aged 12 and her daughter aged6 plus Tom the dog to Fairy Glen. It’s a reasonably short jaunt down a pathway, then quite a few uneven steps - no good for push chair or...More

Thank Adeline P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Peace and quiet, scenery that takes your breath away. If visiting the area, then take your walking boots and invest a few hours in this oasis.

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Helen W
21 August 2018|
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Response from Adeline P | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you can access the rocks here.
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Linda B
30 March 2018|
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Response from 21476welshthunder | Reviewed this property |
No deffo not strongly wouldnt recommend the rocks are extremly sharp and in full flow the river is fast flowing
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438Caroline
1 March 2018|
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Response from Jeffrey K | Reviewed this property |
Your dog will probably hike it better then a human lol
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