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Dolgellau Walks and Walking Guide

Snowdonia, Gwynedd

Dolgellau is ideally situated to explore a number of mountains in the vicinity. There are excellent local amenities including cafés, bars and restaurants. Accommodation including camp sites and caravan parks is readily available. Public transport is limited and is available for some of the walks listed below.

All walks are free to download and print all have GPS files. Highlights include an ascent of Cadair Idris by a variety of routes, excursions into the Arans, varied walking in the Rhinogs and the southern Arenigs. The Precipice walk lies close to Dolgellau and is an excellent half day route. Also the walk to the Cregennen Lakes is one of my personal favourites.

★ = GPS file available

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2059Castell Carndochan near Balaeasy/mod2.50
1646The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau easy3.50
1194Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy from Cwm Nantcoleasy4.50
3055Glasgwm from Cwm Cywarchmoderate4.50
3230Tarrenhendre from Abergynolwyneasy/mod5.00
1191Rhinog Fawr & Gloyw Lyn from Cwm Bychanmod/hard5.00
2668Cadair Idris, Craig Cau and Cyfrwy by the Pony Pathmod/hard5.25
2551Rhobell Fawr from near Rhydymainmoderate5.25
1647Mawddach Bridge and Arthog from Barmouth easy5.40
1204Cadair Idris from Minfforddmod/hard6.00
1643Abergynolwyn, Llanfihangel-y-pennant & Castell y Bereeasy/mod6.80
1190Aran Fawddwy from Cwm Cywarchmod/hard7.50
1309Tarren y Gesail from Abergynolwynmoderate8.00
2544Rhinog Fach circularmoderate8.00
2937Aran Fawddwy northern approachmod/hard8.40
2811Rhobell Fawr and Ddualt from near Rhydymainmoderate8.50
3229A Mawddach circular from Arthog near Fairbournemoderate9.00
1036Rhinog Fach & Y Llethr from Craigddu Isafmoderate9.00
2707West of Cadair Idris - Tyrrau Mawr and Craig-y-llynmoderate9.50
1746Bwlch y Rhiwgyr & Pont Scethinmoderate9.80
2570Cadair Idris from Llanfihangel-y-pennantmod/hard10.00
2100A Circuit of Cadair Idris from Minfforddmod/hard11.00
1107Waun Oer and Maesglasemod/hard11.00
1172Cadair Idris by the Pony Pathmod/hard11.00
1644Cregennen Lakes from Barmouth moderate11.00
1255The Aran Ridge from Cwm Cywarchvery hard11.00
1193Y Llethr & Diffwys from Dyffryn Ardudwymod/hard11.50
1499Rhobell Fawr and Dduallt from Llanfachrethmoderate12.00
1400The Arans from Cwm Cywarchhard14.00
3227Rhinog Fawr and nearby tarnsmod/hard15.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Dolgellau when measured in a straight line.

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