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Brilliant Mountain Hike

We went up the Minffordd route, which was stunningly beautiful, a steep rocky path it’s a hard walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Stunning landscape

Just a beautiful place which we were able to appreciate in the sunshine. So beautiful to see, can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went up the Minffordd route, which was stunningly beautiful, a steep rocky path it’s a hard walk up. Make sure you have good walking boots and clothes as the weather can change quickly. Path was reasonably easy to follow. Make sure you stop and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a beautiful place which we were able to appreciate in the sunshine. So beautiful to see, can recommend stopping to appreciate the view along the road where there are viewpoints.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first experience to climb a mountain what an experience It took us 3 hours to get to the top . The peak was foggy but what a satisfying experience loved it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here a few times now and it never fails to be one of the most enjoyable walks. Being in the south of Snowdonia, is easily doable in a day if you live in the S/West. The walk itself is fairly strenuous (4.5-5hrs). If you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

One of the most attractive mountain ranges in Wales with a lake half way up. While I'm unable to climb to the summit, the surrounding views from places such as Cregennan Lakes make the drive up there worthwhile. One is able to take several routes,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Julia W
Reviewed November 3, 2018

With a little trepidation the wife, 4 kids (girl 4 and boys 8,10 & 12) my dog and I decided to try and walk up our 1st mountain. We chose the "Pony Path" as this seemed the "easiest option." However it is still a very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

What an excellent walk the Minffordd Tail is. The weather today was exceptional and the visibility was breathtaking. An excellent horseshoe walk and not sure why it has taken me so long to discover this walk, one of the best in Wales and arguably far...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Due to our age we just went to the lake.The trip up past the waterfalls to the lake are not advertised enough has a walk in it’s own right.the lake is a theatre of natural beauty.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank colinbev
Reviewed October 26, 2018

A great trek up a great mountain,Cadair Idris is one of the best climbs in Snowdonia. Went with some friends who had never been up any mountain or hill (2 were only 10 yrs old !) But suitably dressed and food /drink in their rucksacks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

What a superb circular walk around the cirque. From the beautiful wooded valley up into the throne of the lake, then upwards more until you reach the ridge it is a push, but doable for those reasonably fit. Once you are up, the views of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 13, 2018|
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Response from Marine21 | Reviewed this property |
We saw a Hercules flying along the estuary from the Pony Path.
August 6, 2018|
Response from katelucy_whitham | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Our husky and staffie found it fine. As with any dog - I wouldn’t go up in very hot weather.
Lisa C
August 5, 2018|
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Response from LordMickeyMouse | Reviewed this property |
I agree others' views that a little too tough for toddlers....if you go the easier route up the Pony Path there's nothing too steep or challenging for a confident 6 or 7 year old, but under that age I'd suggest you might be... More
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London, United Kingdom
Itinerary critique? (5 Replies)
Hi folks, We are a couple witth girls aged 6 and 9 who are hardy travellers. And enjoy having a variety of things to do, from cultural escapades and ruins to beaches and nature walks. With the wide variety of excursions available in the North, we are decidedly undecided on how to sturcture it. Any advice would be helpful: Our current itinerary is for 7 days (flexible) aimed for the last 2 weeks of August Drive from London on Sunday night and stay at Wrexham Day 1 (mon) Chirk Castle...More
August 05, 2014|
Response fromMyUserNameWasTaken|
You've got Greenwood Forest Park down twice - day 5 and day 6??? It is a must do given the ages of your children but once should be enough! Re. day 6 - Anglesey is a big island with lots to see so I'd narrow down exactly where you want to go otherwise you could spend half your day driving around in circles. I'd also reconsider going to Holyhead. It's pretty much a ghost town with not much to see so unless there's somewhere specific you really want to visit I wouldn't bother. I'd suggest...More
krisz K
London, United Kingdom
Trail from Dolgellau to Cedar Idris (2 Replies)
Dear All - can someone pls help me on any advice on the best walking trail to get to Cader Idris the quickest way from Dolgellau? Where would you start the trip? Do you happen to know the nearest stop by public transport from where the path could be accessed? Would appreciate any useful info you give me.
May 22, 2017|
Response frombecasse|
If you are having to ask this question on here, then I suggest you forget the idea. The summit of Cader Idris may be somewhat lower than that of the highest mountains in Wales but because it stands isolated it is very exposed and very susceptible to a sudden cap of mist. The paths to, and more importantly from, it may be reasonably obvious in good weather but they certainly aren't in the mist. Some of the cairned paths from the summit, the Foxes path for example (which is one of those...More
Kincardine, Canada
Trip report 2017 part 1 (3 Replies)
Wales 2017 Report Flew to Manchester from Toronto as we were starting our trip in North Wales. Couple of delays. One on takeoff when we had to wait for a tow bar for the plane before departure and on landing the exit tunnel wouldn't extend to plane so had to wait for repair. Hoping these weren't a sign of what was to come on our trip. As a little background, this was a trip to celebrate our 30th anniversary and was a year (and a whole lot of bottles of wine) in planning. Spent hours on...More
January 01, 2018|
Response frombuzzard2000|
An interesting trip report. I didnt know you could do a Go Below in a slate mine. My wife and child went down the Big Pit and would probably enjoy that. The airbnb place sounds amazing..