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Review of Precipice Walk

Precipice Walk
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Dolgellau
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Ideal for getting that 'up in the hills' feeling without the inconvenience of doing any actual climbing. The Precipice Walk consists of three and a half easily graded miles on good footpaths. Clear signposting ensures there is no possibility of losing one's way. Views of Coed y Brenin, Cadair Idris and the Mawddach estuary are sensational. Those without a head for heights might find the precipice (western) section a little unnerving, though there isn't any exposure to speak of. Pleasant finish along the shores of Llyn Cynwch, a reservoir. Allow a couple of hours. You can park for free - a welcome bonus - in a Snowdonia National Park car park adjacent to the Dolgellau-Llanfachreth road. Toilets here, too.

4  Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

This walk could not be better. Relaxing, easy walking, stunning views, good level paths and so so quiet. At every turn there is a new sight to behold - from the Trawsfynydd power station in the distance one way, the sea at Barmouth the other, and the traffic on the road 800 foot below. The beginning and end of the walk takes you away from the precipice to a lovely reservoir, sheep and gorgeous countryside. I will definitely visit again. You will never forget this walk..........just remember to take your camera.

2  Thank ZaksAngel
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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
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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
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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
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