Penmaenpool is a small village about three miles west of Dolgellau. Its main claim to fame is the old toll-bridge which crosses the Mawddach. It used to be a stop on the railway, which was closed in the 1960s. The old railway...
Ten Things To Do In Dolgellau (within 10 Miles)
If you go home without doing at least 6 of these, then you haven’t really been!
THE MAWDDACH TRAIL: Walk or cycle all (or some) of the way to Barmouth along the old railway line.
PRECIPICE WALK: Stunning views down on the Mawddach river valley and the beautiful Llyn Cynwch.
CADER IDRIS: Even if you don’t get to the top, The Pony Path from Ty Nant has some excellent views.
CREGENNEN LAKES: Drive (or cycle) up to these stunning lakes from Dolgellau or Arthog.
CYMER ABBEY: Visit the Abbey & Llanelltyd Bridge. There’s also a lovely walk along the Mawddach.
PENMAENPOOL: Part of The Mawddach Trail, but also worth a stroll over old toll bridge.
TORRENT WALK: Popular since Victorian times and great after heavy rain (not that it rains much here).
NEW PRECIPICE WALK: Great 180 degree view from the Aran mountains to Cardigan Bay.
BARMOUTH: A lovely sandy beach and a half-a-mile long bridge (part of The Mawddach Trail).
COED Y BRENIN: Even if you don’t have a bike, there are plenty of forest walks, rivers and waterfalls.
Torrent Walk runs about 1.5 miles (0.75 miles each way) along the Afon (River) Clywedog. The lowest point is 150 feet and the highest is 500 feet. It was created by the Richards family of the Caerynwch estate in the late 1800s...
Precipice Walk offers panoramic views of the Mawddach river below and on towards the mountains.
Riverside Walk Along The Mawddach & Cymer Abbey
Superb views from the Arran Mountains in the East, to Barmouth and Cardigan Bay in the West.
The Mawddach Trail follows the nine miles of the old railway line from Dolgellau to Barmouth.