5 dog friendly walks in Southern Snowdonia

Beach Dog Walks

Cemetery Beach

You’ll be spoiled for choice with beaches for dog friendly walks in Southern Snowdonia. Cemetery Beach is one of our dogs absolute faves!  And its just a 10 minute drive from Geufron Farm.

Follow the coast road from Tywyn towards Aberdyfi and park in the large lay-by opposite the cemetery. Take the path to the left & walk (carefully) across Aberdyfi Golf Course to the beach. 

When the tide is out the beach is absolutely massive and often far less crowded than the main beaches at Tywyn & Aberdyfi. Perfect for a game of cricket on the sand or leisurely walk.

Dogs are welcome on this stretch all year around.

Where to Park?

Free roadside car park between Tywyn & Aberdyfi.

Top Tip!

 It can be helpful to check the tide forecast before you visit.

Mountain Dog Walk

Penygader / Cadair Idris

Penygader (Cadair Idris) is one welsh mountain walk you won’t want to miss!

One of the welsh three peaks, Cader Idris offers spectacular views and a variety of walking routes. It even has its own beautiful glacial lake, Llyn Cau, part way up. Unlike its big sister Y Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon) in the north of the Snowdonia National Park, there’s no train up or cafe/loos at the top, so go prepared.

A firm favourite with guests to Geufron Farm and you’ll certainly have earned your dinner by the time you get back down.

Where to Park

Pay & Display parking and loos at Dol Idris Car Park for the start of the Minffordd path.

Top tip!

The weather can change rapidly in the mountains. Pack the right kit for you & your dog,  just in case. 

Waterfall Dog Walk

Dolgoch Falls

A series of 3 magnificent waterfalls in a beautiful wooded ravine, Dolgoch falls are open all year round. Access is free (donations are very much appreciated) and the shade of the trees offers dogs a lovely respite from hot summer days. There are plenty of places to sit & picnic. Drinks & snacks available at Dolgoch Falls Hotel including some outdoor seating.

There are various way marked walks around the waterfalls, including a circular tour taking in all three levels of the falls. This is a popular but challenging route. You will access the top two waterfalls via steep paths which can become slippery. We strongly recommend you wear walking boots and take your time. If you visit shortly after rainfall, expect to see a spectacular powerful show.

Where to Park

Pay & Display Parking in front of Dolgoch Falls Hotel.

Top tip!

Make a day & hop on dog friendly Talyllyn Steam Railway at Tywyn to the falls. 

Forest Dog Walks

Coed Y Brenin

Whether you want a short walk along the river or a long hike where you might not see anyone you bound to find it on the miles of way marked trails at Coed Y Brenin.

Dogs are welcome on lead in the visitor centre, cafe and bike shop. 
There is a playground & nature trail for little ones as well as loos, showers and free drinking water at the centre. . 

Where to Park

At the visitor centre. Number plate recognition makes paying before you leave the car park really easy. 

Top Tip!

Grab a Discovery Backpack from the visitor centre & seek out the best wildlife the forest has to offer.

River Dog Walks

Afon Dysinni

Flowing from LLyn Mwyngil (Talyllyn Lake) to the coast the Dysinni Rover offers a beautiful, and relatively flat dog walk from the village of Bryncrug to the shore line at Tywyn. 

Join the walk at the bridge in Bryncrug and follow towards the woodland at Ynysmaengwyn. There you will discover fairy glens, historic ruins and shaded woodland walks. Onwards to the shoreline you’ll enjoy beautful views as well as plenty of river wild and shallow spots ideal for a doggy paddle. 

Where to Park

For a shorter walk park at Ynysmaengwyn Caravan Park. Follow the signs for the woodland walks.

Top Tip!

Walk from Geufron Farm & stopping at The Peniarth Arms for well earned refreshment.