Is Dolgellau worth visiting?

Is Dolgellau worth visiting?

Is Dolgellau worth visiting?

Dolgellau is one of the handiest bases for exploring all of Snowdonia Mountains and Coast – but don’t overlook the many local beauty spots such as the aptly named Precipice Walk and Mawddach Trail along the waterside for 9½ miles to Barmouth (there’s a longer, more mountainous Mawddach Way too).

What is Dolgellau known for?

It is popular with tourists who enjoy activities such as walking, hiking, horse riding, white-water rafting and climbing. Dolgellau is the main base for climbers of Cadair Idris. Aircraft enthusiasts also use the town as the base for the Mach Loop.

Is Dolgellau a nice place to live?

Dolgellau is one of the most beautiful places in Snowdonia. It may not be one of the top towns people think of when they book their ‘staycation’ in North Wales, some just think all Snowdonia has to offer is Snowdon. Sometimes Southern Snowdonia gets a bit left out, but it’s just as stunning as the North.

What does Dolgellau mean in Welsh?

‘Dôl’ is Welsh for ‘meadow’ and ‘gelli’ means ‘grove’ or ‘spinney’, and is found commonly in local names for farms and sheltered nooks.

How long is the precipice walk?

Head out on this 3.6-mile loop trail near Dolgellau, Gwynedd. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 48 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, trail running, and walking.

Does Dolgellau have a beach?

There are 42 Dolgellau beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

What county is Machynlleth?


Ceremonial county Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom

Is Precipice Walk dog friendly?

No suitable for dogs in spring-summer as there’s a dog on lead sign because of the sheep. Nice view on the estuary. Really beautiful views. A lovely 2hr ish circular walk.

Where do you park for Precipice Walk?

Precipice Walk, Dolgellau

  • Distance: 3 miles – 5 km.
  • Ascent: Some rough, wet terrain.
  • Time: Around 2 hours.
  • Grade: Moderate Walk.
  • Start/Finish: National Park car park at Saith Groesffordd, Llanfachreth (SH 746 212)
  • Parking: SNPA car park (free parking, toilets).
  • Post Code: LL40 2NG.