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Walking Three Lakes Walk ( Download : )
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distance 13.49km Vertical gain +572m Vertical drop -574m Durée 5h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Dolgellau - Gwynedd

A hearty, hilly hike to the foot of Cader Idris, passing Llyn Gafr, Llyn-y-Gadair and Llyn Gwernan.

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distance 7.59km Vertical gain +233m Vertical drop -226m Durée 2h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Dolgellau - Gwynedd

A walk on little-known paths through delightful wooded country between hidden farms and valleys.

Walking Afon Wnion & Ffynnon Fair ( Download : )
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distance 2.89km Vertical gain +65m Vertical drop -64m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dolgellau - Gwynedd

A short stroll close to Dolgellau town centre, featuring a pretty riverside walk and a historic sacred well.

Walking New Precipice ( Download : )
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distance 8.75km Vertical gain +271m Vertical drop -276m Durée 3h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanelltyd - Gwynedd

A superb viewpoint, a pretty lake and a level return through the marshes.

Walking Mawddach Trail ( Download : )
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distance 5.41km Vertical gain +133m Vertical drop -132m Durée 1h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanelltyd - Gwynedd

Along our adjacent rail trail and back via the scenic foothills of Cadair Idris.

Walking Abergwynant ( Download : )
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distance 7.92km Vertical gain +244m Vertical drop -239m Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanelltyd - Gwynedd

Wooded hills behind the hotel, returning via the River Gwynant and Mawddach Trail.

Walking Three Lakes Walk ( Download : )
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distance 16.39km Vertical gain +594m Vertical drop -596m Durée 6h25 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanelltyd - Gwynedd

Glorious mountain lakes in the shadow of Cadair, returning via the Gwynant valley.

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The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau
distance 5.4km Vertical gain +109m Vertical drop -100m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brithdir and Llanfachreth - Gwynedd

This short walk near Dolgellau (Gwynedd) is a wonderful route offering great views and excellent walking. An ideal route if you are short of time or if the weather only allows a shorter walk.

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distance 10.28km Vertical gain +190m Vertical drop -194m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant - Gwynedd

This Gwynedd walk is full of interest with a section across the hills, an historic chapel and a ruined castle. The final section is through a gorge. This is a surprisingly beautiful part of Snowdonia.

Walking The Castell y Bere Walk ( Download : )
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distance 8.95km Vertical gain +296m Vertical drop -294m Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant - Gwynedd

A fascinating route which circumnavigates Foel Cae’rberllan and passes through the village of Abergynolwyn. You then walk along a valley with the Afon Dysynni hemmed in at its base before veering off above Coed Cae’r-berllan and approaching Castell y Bere, prominent on a rocky outcrop to your left. After visiting castles, you then make your return along the cwm of Nant-yr-eira, initially through woods and then along an open trackway.

Walking The Dysynni Gorge Walk ( Download : )
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distance 7.57km Vertical gain +174m Vertical drop -181m Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant - Gwynedd

Leave Abergynolwyn Station and, after a short stretch of road, you are soon walking along a steep gorge defined by the Afon Dysynni, which squeezes through this narrow gap before reaching Dyffryn Dysynni, where it turns south-west and heads for the sea. A very quiet lane is then joined at Pont Ystumanner and this is followed for a short way to Llan llwyda, with the craggy hulk of Bird Rock directly ahead.

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Cregennen Lakes from Barmouth
distance 16.78km Vertical gain +353m Vertical drop -351m Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Barmouth - Gwynedd

This Gwynedd walk is full of variety. The route includes a crossing of the Barmouth Bridge, a section of woodland with many waterfalls, two beautifully located lakes and some mountain vistas.

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distance 8.61km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -23m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barmouth - Gwynedd

A short Gwynedd walk ideal for an evening stroll. The route includes crossing the Barmouth Bridge and some excellent views across the Mawddach Estuary and surrounding mountains. The walk also includes a section of the Mawddach Trail.

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distance 22.22km Vertical gain +947m Vertical drop -922m Durée 9h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Trawsfynydd - Gwynedd

Rhinog Fach is located in some of the roughest terrain in Snowdonia and in addition to including the summit of this rugged mountain this walk visits five of the small tarns scattered across the landscape nearby.

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distance 12.74km Vertical gain +735m Vertical drop -740m Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Trawsfynydd - Gwynedd

This Snowdonia walk explores two contrasting mountains in the Rhinogs. Not so popular as other parts of the National Park this walk provides some wonderful scenery amidst unspoilt surroundings.

Walking Rhydyronen & Dysynni ( Download : )
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distance 6.39km Vertical gain +33m Vertical drop -32m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

Following quiet lanes and pretty riverside paths down to the Afon Dysynni, this is an easy walk which offers expansive views towards the sea in the west, and the mountains to the east. Your return route passes Ynysymaengwyn on its way back to the station.

Walking Rhydyronen and Brynglas ( Download : )
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distance 5.79km Vertical gain +171m Vertical drop -176m Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

Starting from Rhydyronen, you are soon presented with a stunning vista of the sea and the valley as you climb gently up the lower slopes of the south-western extremities of the Tarrens. A steep descent brings you back to the railway at Brynglas Station, an alternative starting point. You then pass a fine converted mill and the handsome house of Dolaugwyn before making your way through woods and beside Nant Rhydyronen back to the start.

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distance 6.51km Vertical gain +89m Vertical drop -109m Durée 2h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

From Rhydyronen Station, there is a splendid walk up the steep-sided valley of Nant Braich-y-rhiw where, after crossing the stream, you turn sharp left to return to the station to start the second part of this route. If you have the stamina and help with transport, you could continue in a south-easterly direction to cross into Happy Valley. However, to continue this walk you then accompany the railway for an easy walk back to Pendre, passing an area of Open Access Land (Tir Cymen) at Hendy.