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Bala Town

A circular walk first through the town, over farmland and moorland to Llanycil returning along the lake and through the town with many stiles. The walk passes various locations associated with Betsi Cadwaladr.

Walk Route: Circular Walk Around The Town

  • Duration: 2-2.5hrs
  • Miles: 5

Bala & Penllyn, Gwynedd, LL23 7AD

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Mary Jones Walk

By following this linear route, you will walk 28 miles through the spectacular countryside of the old county of Meirionnydd, from an enchanting valley at the foot of Cadair Idris to the shores of Llyn Tegid.

Walk Route: From Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, across the Welsh mountains, to Bala

  • Access: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Miles: 28

Bala & Penllyn, Gwynedd, LL23 7AD

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Bala & Penllyn Tourism Association

A choice of Walking Trails for everyone – including: all ability, children, heritage, scenic and mountain walks. All through stunning mountain and lake scenery of southern Snowdonia, wildlife in abundance and Wildlife Guide available.

Bala & Penllyn, Gwynedd, LL23 7AD

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Cadair Idris

Llanfihangel y Pennant is one of three trails to the summit and is the easiest route. The walk takes approximately seven hours to the summit and back.The route starts from the valley of Llanfihangel-y-pennant. Free parking by the church.

Walk Route: Hard Mountain Walk

  • Access: Car park in Llanfihangel y Pennant.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Miles: 10

Cadair Idris (NRW), Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

 
Cadair Idris

Minffordd Trail is one of three trails to the summit and is the hardest route. The walk takes approximately three hours to the summit.The route starts from the visitor centre.

Cadair Idris (NRW), Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

 
Cadair Idris

The Pony Path from Ty Nant is the main footpath up Cader Idris from the Dolgellau side of the mountain. It is a reasonably safe route, which also offers the most rewarding views.

Walk Route: Hard Mountain Walk

  • Access: Ty Nant Car Park
  • Duration: 5 hours there and back
  • Miles: 6

Cadair Idris (NRW), Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

 
The Mawddach Trail

The walk along the estuary from Barmouth to Dolgellau is 9.6 miles (15km). This easy leisure walk is suitable for all the family and involves no climbing. A section of the trail has been adapted for people with disabilities.

Mawddach Estuary, Southern Snowdonia, LL40 2TA

 
Family by the Afon Eden River

Take this gentle route suitable for all from the visitor centre down through scent-filled woodlands to the riverside picnic site. OS Grid Reference: SH 725 268

  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

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Family walking on the Cefndeuddwr Trail

This is a gently rising walk for all the family and suitable for pushchairs with resting benches at least every 150m. There are no steep steps or stiles. OS Grid Reference: SH 725 268

  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

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Coed y Brenin autumn colours in the Forest Garden

The Forest Garden Discovery Trail starts from a blue badge only Pandy car park by the side of the Afon Babi. OS Grid Reference: SH 744225

  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

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Gain Waterfall

The Gain waterfall trail starts from the visitor centre and climbs over the ridge before dropping into the next valley and descending to the confluence of the Afon Gain and Mawddach with their twin waterfalls. OS Grid Reference: SH 725 272

  • Access: Strenuous
  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Miles: 5

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

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Walkers on the Glasdir Copper Trail

The Glasdir Copper Trail starts from the small car park and picnic site in Glasdir between the Afon Wen and Afon Babi. OS Grid Reference: SH 716 277

  • Access: Moderate
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

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Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

The Mynydd Penrhos Mountain trail starts from the Tyn y Groes car park and picnic site and climbs steeply out of the valley and onto the Mynydd Penrhos ridge. OS Grid Reference: SH 716 277

  • Access: Strenuous
  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Miles: 3

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

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Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

The Animal Puzzle Trail starts from the Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre and you can collect a leaflet from there on your arrival or download a copy before your visit from Coed y Brenin's web link.

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

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Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

The Kings Guard Trail starts form the Tyn y Groes Car Park and crosses a flat grassy picnic site by the side of the Afon Eden before entering the cathedral like stand of Douglas Fir. OS Grid Reference: SH 730 233

  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

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Walkers on the Volcano Trail Caen y Coed car park

The Volcano Trail starts from the car park at Pont Cae’n y Coed and visits some of the most remote and highest areas of the Forest Park. OS Grid Reference: SH 733251

  • Access: Strenuous
  • Duration: 5hrs
  • Miles: 7

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

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Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

The Waterfalls and Goldmine trail starts from the Tyddyn Gwladys car park and picnic site deep in the heart of the Forest Park. OS Grid Reference: SH 716 277

  • Access: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5hrs
  • Miles: 6

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

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Dolgellau

The Precipice Walk is one of the famous attractions of Dolgellau. It passes through an interesting variety of habitats which include deciduous woodland, a conifer plantation, meadows, lakeside and sheep-walk.

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Miles: 3

Dolgellau, Southern Snowdonia, LL40 1PS

 
 
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