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Hiking & Walking

The Old Vicarage is ideally positioned for access to a wealth of fantastic walking routes. Some famous, like the routes up Cader Idris, or some lesser known walks favoured by the local community. Keep scrolling down for some inspiration.

Don't forget we offer Vicarage exclusive private guided hiking holidays and bolt-ons, with expert Snowdonia Mountain Guides, here:

Walks from the front door

Recently, Natural Resources Wales have cleared an old walkway from next to The Old Vicarage, opening up access to over 40 miles of walks across the Dyfi Forest.

You can choose to walk through the forest, visit the Dyfi Bike Park, the village of Pantperthog, Terren y Gessail, over to the Talyllyn Steam Train, or across to the Centre for Alternative Technology, the village of Ceinws and many more options.

We have some maps printed out at reception. However we recommend always having an up to date OS map with you, we sell a few, including OS approved pocket compass. 


If you do not pay for the premium OS subscription, Natural resources Wales provides a free service: 


In the map search enter: SY20 9RD, then from the resulting options, pick our property name 'Yr Hen Ficerdy, Corris' . Don't zoom in past the OS layer, as you will lose the path routes - see image on right at correct depth

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Cader Idris

For grandeur and rugged beauty, few locations equal Cadair Idris, a spectacular chain of peaks in the south of Snowdonia National Park.

The highest peak, and one of Wales’s highest mountains, is Penygadair and the views from the summit overlook most of Wales, from the Llŷn peninsula in the north-west to the Brecon Beacons in the south-east. 

The Dol Idris carpark is just 5 minutes drive up the road from The Old Vicarage

Dolgoch Falls

For those after a pleasant walk, one of our favourites is Dolgoch and is only about a mile long, it's often quiet and theres good nearby parking. Oh, and the drive there is breathtaking.

Popular Walks (Drive to location)


Dyfi Forest - Tan Y Coed

Tan Y Coed is just 3 minutes round the corner from The Old Vicarage.

It has great picnic site and plenty of different walks to choose from:


Dyfi Forest - Foel Friog

Just outside of Corris is the walking route up to Pen Y Bryn hill

Something a little more sedate


A nice flat walk or cycle, the Mawddach trail, by Dolgellau and along the estuary (suitable for children). Start from the George pub.

Coed y Brenin

A whole mixture of different ability walks, cycle routes. Also a cycle hire place in the the town if you want to mix it up

Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

Whilst we encourage you to make the most of the mountains in Southern Snowdonia, if you are here with us for quite a few days you may be considering heading further north to scale Yr Wyddfa.

It will take you approximately 1.5 hours in the car from The Old vicarage, to get to the parking areas

Here are some links and info you may find useful:

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