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Cader Idris / Cadair Idris

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/cadairidris

Walk Route: Hard Mountain Walk

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.

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  • Access: Car park in Llanfihangel y Pennant.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Miles: 10
  • Rail station: Tywyn (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Cader Idris / Cadair Idris

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/cadairidris

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.

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  • Rail station: Tywyn (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Cader Idris / Cadair Idris

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/cadairidris

Walk Route: Hard Mountain Walk

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.

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  • Access: Ty Nant Car Park
  • Duration: 5 hours there and back
  • Miles: 6
  • Rail station: Tywyn (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Afon Eden Trail
Visit Wales VAQAS

Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

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

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  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

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

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  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed y Brenin autumn colours in the Forest Garden
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

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

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  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

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

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  • Access: Strenuous
  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Miles: 5
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

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

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  • Access: Moderate
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

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

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  • Access: Strenuous
  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Miles: 3
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Puzzle Trail
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

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.

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

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

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  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

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

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  • Access: Strenuous
  • Duration: 5hrs
  • Miles: 7
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Waterfalls and Goldmines Trail
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

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

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  • Access: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5hrs
  • Miles: 6
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Mawddach Trail

Southern Snowdonia, LL40 2TA, Tel: 01341 422888, www.visitmidwales.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mynydd Gorddu Walk

Ceredigion, SY24 5HE

Walk Route: Moderate

Start: Tal-y-bont village green
Grid Reference: SN654 891
Distance: Walk A: 10.5 km – 6.5 miles
Walk B: 9.8 km – 6.1 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Tarmac road, firm tracks, fields and woodland. Can be muddy in places

 
 
 
Tal-y-bont Walk

Ceredigion, SY24 5HE

Walk Route: Easy/Moderate

Start: Tal-y-bont village green
Grid Reference: SN 654 891
Distance: 3.1 km – 1.9 miles
Grade: Easy/moderate
Terrain: Tarmac road and grassy tracks. Can be muddy
Maps: OS Explorer – 213

 
 
 

Ceredigion, SY24 5HE

Walk Route: Moderate

Start: Tre’r Ddol
Grid Reference: SN659 921
Distance: 5.6km – 3.5 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Woodland, fields, firm tracks and roads
Maps: OS Explorer – OL 23
Refreshments: Wildfowler pub, Cynfelin café and shop

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  • Miles: 4
  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (8 miles)
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Dolgellau

Southern Snowdonia, LL40 1PS

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.

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  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Miles: 3
  • Rail station: Barmouth (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
 
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