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Local

Right here between Barmouth and Dolgellau on the Mawddach Estuary there is so much to see and do on our doorstep.  Here’s a few of our top tips for local days out:

  • Cycle the flat water-side Mawddach Trail to the George III pub, Fairbourne’s and Barmouth’s blue flag beaches, shops and steam railway.
  • Stroll over Barmouth’s iconic bridge for crabbing on the quay, fish and chips, ice cream and bargain-hunting. Catch Emily’s ferry back to Fairbourne.
  • Climb up Arthog waterfalls and on up to Cadair Idris mountain.  Read about one family’s experience of climbing our local mountain, Cadair Idris, here.
  • Be inspired towards a greener way of life at the Centre for Alternative Technology or sail through underground caverns at King Arthur’s Labyrinth – both at Corris. Carry on to the markets, galleries and antique shops of Machynlleth.
  • Walk to a couple of towering waterfalls crashing through the heart of one of Wales’s largest forests
  • Get the adrenalin pumping with a dip in the secret Blue Lake or take the dog paddling in the waves on sandy expanse of our local beach at Fairbourne

Car sick? Leave the roads behind and explore on foot, bike, train or boat. Graig Wen is well placed for a car-free holiday. Sarah and John can provide you with more information and guides about the local area. If you are interested in quirkier attractions such as exploring an abandoned Welsh slate mine or the rabbit village, just ask us…

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