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Watkin Path Waterfall | Hidden Waterfall in Wales

Updated: Jan 3

This little gem is a must-visit for all wild swimming lovers. It's only a short walk from the car park, in which you'll be able to experience some great plunge pools for a cold water dip on a warm day. Don't worry about getting there early to secure your spot; there's plenty of pools to find and have either for yourself, or share with others.

Image of Watkins Path Waterfall in Wales
Photo taken by @vickynov91 via Instagram.

An amazing walk up around Gladstone Rock will take you to these gorgeous waterfalls and plunge pools in Snowdon. The walks is very scenic, and takes you through woodlands with house ruins until you are presented with breath-taking mountain views. If you have the right footwear, the whole walk should take you around 30-40 minutes.

Beautiful waterfalls and pools on the way up that are great for a dip on a sunny day, about 30min walk from car park to the pools. Nice cafe near car park. – Google Review

It's safe to say Watkins Path is a must-visit for those who absolutely love wild swimming. It's only a short walk from the car park where you can experience some great plunge pools for a breezy cold water dip on a warm summers day!


Things to know before visiting Watkins Path


  • Watkins Path is dog friendly but there are signs that dogs must be kept on a lead.

  • It is child friendly.

  • The nearest car park is a 30-45 minute walk from the waterfalls, and it is a paid car park.


Image of Watkins Path Waterfall in Wales.
Photo taken by @instones__ via Instagram.

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