GUIDE TO THE AFON GAMLAN
NAME OF RIVER: River Gamlan.
WHERE IS IT?: North Wales. Leads into the Mawddach just below Public Toilet Falls.
PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Walk up from the bridge at Public Toilet Falls - several get ins and out, depending which bits/ falls you want to run, so check it out and decide yourself.
APPROX LENGTH: 1 - 2 km.
TIME NEEDED: Less than an hour with no faff - but probably 2 with safety etc.
ACCESS HASSLES: No known problems. National Trust own the land.
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: This will still just about run for spud bashers when the Mawddach is looking too rocky. Easily looked at from a path along river left bank.
GRADING: 4/ 5 - several falls which will depend a lot on water level.
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Oh yes...all can be easily scouted from the bank.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The top section is usually unrunnable, but in spate maybe possible. There's a severe fall which rumour has it Shuan Baker and gang have run. The river narrows and goes over another fall, runnable at low levels. Simple - a bit like a slide really - as long as you avoid the right where you may land on rocks. Then follows a series of small technical drops, most are easily portaged and all can be seen from the bank.