There are many fantastic walks in the area but should you wish the train to take the strain then there is the world famous and historic narrow gauge Talyllyn Steam Railway. The Talyllyn Railway dates from the mid 1860's, being used to transport the slate from the Abergynolwyn quarries to the coast at Tywyn. In 1950 the Talyllyn Railway became the first railway in the world to be run by a volunteer-led preservation society.
Today, passengers embark at Tywyn Station from where the train steams up the scenic Fathew Valley, stopping at several stations on the way before reaching its destination at Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol. Passengers have the opportunity at several stops to leave the train for walks to Castell y Bere, Bird Rock, Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol.