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The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau
Introduction to Walk 1646

Photo from the walk - The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Cadair Idris

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km

Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Time - 2 hours 10 minutes

Grade - easy

This great short Snowdonia walk near Dolgellau (Gwynedd) is a wonderful route offering superb views and excellent walking. An ideal route if you are short of time or if the weather only allows a shorter walk. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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