'Located at the meeting of mountain, river and sea, Dolgellau is the perfect base for an active visit to Southern Snowdonia and beyond. This handsome and historic working town sits at the foot of Cader Idris, a popular mountain climb, while the Rhinog range offers a more isolated, wilder walking experience.'
'Welcome to GoBala - THE source for Trails in the Bala & Penllyn area, where you can enjoy the stunning mountain & lake scenery of Snowdonia, whether on foot, by bike, on water or by road ...'
Details of four Walks around and about: 'Llanfrothen, Croesor and Rhyd are rural villages at the foot of the Moelwynion and Cnicht. The area is especially beautiful and has attracted artists, writers and craftsmen over the centuries, and it continues to inspire its inhabitants'.
'Well signposted upland pathway of 24 miles from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north. The route is divided into three sections, each with a leaflet; Southern: Barmouth to Tal y Bont (8 miles) Central: Tal y Bont to Harlech (13 miles) Northern: Harlech to Llandecwyn (12 miles).'
'The Way is mostly on quiet lanes, tracks, and pathways all of which are waymarked with the Buzzard logo. Please note there are no cafes or facilities along The Way.'
'Strenuous circular walk for able walkers around Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), including part of the Aran ridge, starting and finishing at the Penllyn Leisure Centre, in Bala. The walk is 20 miles (32 km) long with a total ascent of 4,100ft (1,250m) and is expected to be completed in around 8-10 hours.' Held Early May.
'Seeks to highlight some of the places around the centre of Barmouth that have played a part in this history and given the town its character. Hopefully it will also encourage the exploration of places of interest further afield.'
'Circular walk first through the town, over farmland and moorland to Llanycil returning along the lake and through the town with many stiles. The walk passes through various locations associated with Betsi Cadwaladr.'
Around and About Cader Idris, Merioneth
'Cader Idris is a mountain in the centre of a beautiful area of Mid-Wales bounded by two estuaries: the Mawddach the Dovey. This site describes a large number of walks, climbs, visits and drives for anyone holidaying in the area between the beautiful Mawddach and Dyfi estuaries that bound the Cader Idris mountain range.'
'The site is non-commercial and there are no vested business interests. It has been created to promote this area of Mid-Wales, and help visitors enjoy the area. However, if you have found this site useful, then a donation to the "Wales Air Ambulance" would be very welcome'
Mike Detheridge and Tina Detheridge
Ogwen Car Park, Craflwyn, Beddgelert, Merioneth
'Offers some of the most dramatic mountainous scenery in the UK. It takes you into a normally inaccessible upland environment, and through beautiful ice-sculpted Cwm Idwal – a bowl-shaped hollow filled with the crystal clear waters of Llyn Idwal. The site is world famous for its rock formations and its rare and fragile plant life.'
'Nestling in the foothills of the Rhinog mountain range, Harlech is a beautiful little town overlooking Cardigan Bay. Dominated by its medievel castle and surrounding hills, it is one of Snowdonia's best kept secrets ...'
Harlech Town History Trail [Visit Harlech]
Two walks: Northern Section - about 6 miles; Southern Section - about 7.5 miles: 'To the south west of the town of Bala, between the Berwyn, Aran and Arenig mountains lies Llyn Tegid, or you may have heard it referred to as Bala Lake.'
'By following this linear route, you will walk 28 miles through the spectacular countryside of the old county of Meirionnydd, from an enchanting valley at the foot of Cadair Idris to the shores of Llyn Tegid. You will cross public paths and paths used with the permission of the landowner, over mountain pastures and through woodlands, along old romantic lanes, country roads and short unavoidable sections on the main road. The splendid views of lakes and mountains will astound you.'
Walking Trails [GoBala]
'The Mawddach Trail footpath walk and cycle route winds for 9.5 miles (15km) along the disused railway track on the southern edge of the spectacular Mawddach estuary. Whilst the trail can be joined at several points it starts at the picturesque market town of Dolgellau and finishes by crossing the iconic railway bridge over the mouth of the estuary into Barmouth.'
'The Mawddach Estuary is a beautiful and largely unspoilt gem hidden away at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park. The Mawddach Way is a 50km walk which uses existing footpaths and permissive paths to make a circuit of the hills either side of the estuary, passing through woodland, pasture and open country. The ideal location for a walking holiday in Wales!'
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