We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“fantastic”
Review of Precipice Walk

Precipice Walk
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Dolgellau
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Lovely 1.5 - 2 hour fairly level walk with some spectacular views including of Cader Idris (on a clear day). Highly recommended. Toilet facilities available at car park.

3  Thank bertxuk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (186)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"stunning views"
in 30 reviews
"mawddach estuary"
in 17 reviews
"anti clockwise"
in 7 reviews
"car park"
in 35 reviews
"steep drop"
in 5 reviews
"narrow path"
in 5 reviews
"your feet"
in 4 reviews
"small stretch"
in 2 reviews
"visiting dolgellau"
in 3 reviews
"fear of heights"
in 3 reviews
"single file"
in 2 reviews
"under control"
in 2 reviews
"free parking"
in 3 reviews
"toilet block"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 4 reviews
"cader idris"
in 7 reviews
"picnic benches"
in 2 reviews
Filter

118 - 122 of 186 reviews

Reviewed September 3, 2013

Don't be fooled into thinking that the 3 miles can be done at the standard 20 mins per mile cross country rate, there are fantastic views and Kodak moments aplenty and even seasoned walkers need approx 2 hours. Not for the infirm, vertigo sufferers or pregnant ladies. What this walk needs though is passing points , at some points it is literally a goat trail.

1  Thank Bill_Belfield
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This walk will take about one and a half hours at a fairly brisk pace. Allow more time for taking in the magnificent views which change with every bend en route. The views take in some lovely small villages, the Mawddach valley and Estuary, Barmouth viaduct, Cader Idris, the Aran mountain. Parts of the path really do live up to the name "Precipice" Walk but the route is safe enough- although children should be kept under control - as should dogs, due to the presence of livestock. For the less mobile, a gentle walk around Llyn (Lake) Cynwch is a lovely alternative. This reservoir will be reached by following the path to the Precipice Walk for about half a mile.

1  Thank meopi76
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 19, 2013

The Precipice walk is well worth it. The scenery is fantastic and the views across to Barmouth are stunning - especially on a clear day.

The walk is fairly easy and has distinct paths to follow which makes it leisurely and easy to navigate. We did the walk both clockwise and anticlockwise and found that you see new things on both routes. The top is a great place to picnic too.

I would also recommend walking on both sides of the lake - the dappled sun beneath the trees is lovely and a great place to relax.

An added bonus is that the car park is free and there are toilets as well.

3  Thank The_Urban_Wanderer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Such a beautiful walk so tranquil with breath taking views. Not too strenuous suitable for all ages, we took our dog with us who thoroughly enjoyed the walk. The car park is free but limited space. Do take a camera amazing scenery

4  Thank CLADE
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Precipice Walk also viewed

Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park
Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park
 
Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park
Snowdonia National Park, North Wales
 

Been to Precipice Walk? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing