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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.
If you would like to discuss tailored walking holidays, led by experienced local trail guides, head over to our packages section, or call us.
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
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.
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:
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.