This lovely walk starts from the Snowdonia National Park carpark on the road to Llanfachrecth,the car park is only a short way down the road from a Nannau Home Farm Estate,parking is free and there are also toilet facilities available.
The walk is very well signposted throughout and is very pleasant and picturesque taking approximately 2-2.5hrs.
From the car park,turn left and walk down the lane,then turn left up a track that heads up along through a tree felled forestry area.Continue to follow the lane around past a stone cottage,you will soon approach a gate which you go through and you will see an obvious path that goes alongside a lovely reservoir.
You will see a waymark post where you can go right,following the grassy path or continue to walk further along the reservoir path to the next waymark post and turn right there,once you have turned right follow the path,which is clearly marked,to a gate and walk through to the start of the Precipice Walk which is a narrow safe path through heathers and billberrys.You will get spectacular views of the Arans,the Mawddach Valley and estuary and Cadair Idris.Although the path is safe,take great care as it can be uneven in places underfoot.The path curves gently around the slopes of Foel Cynwch and Foel Faner and you will experience different picturesque views around the whole ridge walk.
As you approach the end of the Precipice Walk,you go through a gate and walk down to the initial path beside the reservoir,at this point you can turn right and take the path that runs around the reservoir,taking in further views before retracing your steps back to the car park.
This is a walk that is very enjoyable and all the family can enjoy and i found that it was very well signposted throughout.There are also picnic benches situated within the walk for you to rest and take in the lovely views.
Please be aware that you are not allowed to swim or allow your dog to swim in the reservoir as the water is Dolgellau"s water supply.
Along this walk you will see plenty of wildlife from insects,farm animals and birds of prey.
For wheelchair users you can take a enjoyabe tour around the reservoir where you will still see some great views of mountains and wildlife.
Fishing is allowed at the reservoir but a fishing permitt is required.
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