Dolgellau Walks and Walking Guide
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
|2059★||Castell Carndochan near Bala||easy/mod||2.50|
|1646★||The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau||easy||3.50|
|1194★||Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy from Cwm Nantcol||easy||4.50|
|3055★||Glasgwm from Cwm Cywarch||moderate||4.50|
|3230★||Tarrenhendre from Abergynolwyn||easy/mod||5.00|
|1191★||Rhinog Fawr & Gloyw Lyn from Cwm Bychan||mod/hard||5.00|
|2668★||Cadair Idris, Craig Cau and Cyfrwy by the Pony Path||mod/hard||5.25|
|1647★||Mawddach Bridge and Arthog from Barmouth||easy||5.40|
|2551★||Rhobell Fawr from near Rhydymain||moderate||5.70|
|1204★||Cadair Idris from Minffordd||mod/hard||6.00|
|1643★||Abergynolwyn, Llanfihangel-y-pennant & Castell y Bere||easy/mod||6.80|
|1190★||Aran Fawddwy from Cwm Cywarch||mod/hard||7.50|
|1309★||Tarren y Gesail from Abergynolwyn||moderate||8.00|
|2544★||Rhinog Fach circular||moderate||8.00|
|2937★||Aran Fawddwy northern approach||mod/hard||8.40|
|2811★||Rhobell Fawr and Ddualt from near Rhydymain||moderate||8.50|
|3229★||A Mawddach circular from Arthog near Fairbourne||moderate||9.00|
|1036★||Rhinog Fach & Y Llethr from Craigddu Isaf||moderate||9.00|
|2707★||West of Cadair Idris - Tyrrau Mawr and Craig-y-llyn||moderate||9.50|
|1746★||Bwlch y Rhiwgyr & Pont Scethin||moderate||9.80|
|2570★||Cadair Idris from Llanfihangel-y-pennant||mod/hard||10.00|
|1172★||Cadair Idris by the Pony Path||mod/hard||11.00|
|2100★||A Circuit of Cadair Idris from Minffordd||mod/hard||11.00|
|1107★||Waun Oer and Maesglase||mod/hard||11.00|
|1644★||Cregennen Lakes from Barmouth||moderate||11.00|
|1255★||The Aran Ridge from Cwm Cywarch||very hard||11.00|
|1193★||Y Llethr & Diffwys from Dyffryn Ardudwy||mod/hard||11.50|
|1499★||Rhobell Fawr and Dduallt from Llanfachreth||moderate||12.00|
|1400★||The Arans from Cwm Cywarch||hard||14.00|
|3227★||Rhinog Fawr and nearby tarns||mod/hard||15.00|
The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Dolgellau when measured in a straight line.
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