Walks & Trails
Cadair Idris looms menacing and primeval over the surrounding landscape. It is the second most popular mountain in the country after Mount Snowdon.
It consists of an 11km ridge and the summit offers a superb panorama of mountain scenery. On a clear day it is possible to see the mountains of the Snowdon massif, the Lleyn Peninsula, the hills of Shropshire and occasionally Ireland!
The Mawddach Trail
This trail is considered to be one of the best trails in Britain.
It follows the beautiful Mawddach estuary, giving visitors the chance to experience some of Snowdonia’s splendour, striking scenery and beautiful wildlife.
The trail stretches for nine miles between Dolgellau and Barmouth and can be joined at several points, including Morfa Mawddach and Penmaenpool.
The Precipice Walk is one of the Mawddach Estuary’s classic trails.
The estuary is glacial in origin and as the ice sheets pushed their way to the sea, they carved out a characteristic U-shaped valley with a flattish bottom and steep side walls.
It makes use of an old tramway built to serve the long abandoned workings of the Voel Goldmine.
This circular path is one of the most popular paths in the Dolgellau area and it follows the river Clywedog through its striking gorge.
It was originally built by Thomas Payne and his son and was commissioned by Baron Richards of the mansion Plas Caerynwch, which is further up the river, in order to extend the mansion’s gardens.