Dolgellau: The Orginal Precipice Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 16

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4 miles with few hills. Uneven paths and trails.

The Dolgellau Precipice Walk runs around the 12th Century Nannau estate and along the shore of Llyn Cynwch a working reservoir that provides Dolgellau with water. The path will take you through woodlands and meadows and then along a trail that clings to the edge of the hill (hence the name). There are  captivating views of Yr Wddfa and the Moelwynion to the north, The Rhinogydd to the west, whilst Cader Idris, the Aran and Arenig can be seen towards the south and east. 

Although the path stands at 800ft above sea level, there is little climbing and descending along the route, so the reward factor vs effort expended is great. The route makes a good introduction to the area and to follow the more energetic route the day before [Barmouth Panorama Walk] If there is appettite on the day there is a hillfort adjacent which would make an extension to the walk taking an hour or so and adding 2 miles with 200m of height gain.  Subject to the wishes of the group we may return to the town for tea and cake etc afterwards.

There's lots more to do in this area. If you are making a weekend of it, why not consider messaging on the event forum below and arranging meet-ups. 

Why not stay over and make a weekend of it? We have the Shell Island camp that weekend nearby, one of our most popular events! 

All photos: AndyM Outdoorlads.

Dogs are welcome to join us on this event but please note the following:
This route passes through areas with livestock.  Your dog needs to be well behaved and is required to be on a lead in the private estate. It must not affect other member's enjoyment of the event.  There may be stiles to carry your dog across. Your dog needs to have the stamina to keep up with the group. 

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