Torrent Walk

OS Grid Ref:- SH 7618

One of the most spectacular riverside walks in Britain, Snowdonia's Torrent Walk lies 2 miles east of of the town of Dolgellau.

The Torrent Walk follows the precipitous banks of the River Clywedog through highly attractive woodlands. It passes a series of waterfalls through a very turbulent stretch of river that assaults the ears and eyes as it travels to join the River Wnion in the valley below. The walk is well signposted.

The walk was created by Thomas Payne, who was employed by Baron Richards, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, to build an extension to the gardens of his mansion at Caerynwch.

He was also responsible for the design of the great embankment across the Glaslyn estuary at Porthmadog. The Torrent Walk at one time traversed both banks of the river, but one side has become overgrown and dangerous. The woodland area is home to the grey wagtail.