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History and curiosities on a winter walk

Many people walking from Graig Wen head straight for Barmouth along the Mawddach Trail. The trail is a former railway line which closed in 1965. It runs along the estuary to meet the existing Cambrian Coast line at Morfa Mawddach, a tiny request stop station. You can...

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Our Instagram Competition Winner 2019!

Congratulations to Janine Bowers Wild who is the overall winner of Graig Wen's Instagram competition for 2019. We loved this photo of her family experiencing their first wild swim during their holiday at Graig Wen. I think that water was cold! But what an amazing...

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You can do it! Building confidence to explore the mountains

A couple of years ago, John and I headed up Moel Siabod, a good mountain walk near Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig. It was a clear, very hot day and one of our route options included reaching the summit via Daear Ddu, a ridge graded as a Grade 1 scramble. An hour or two...

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A walk around Foel Offrwm on the Nannau Estate

Just 15 minutes drive from Graig Wen you will find the ancient Nannau estate, perched on a hill overlooking Dolgellau. Since the 12th century, Nannau has been home to two of the most powerful and influential families in the county. Although the house itself is largely...

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Graig Wen Adventurers

Children have been bouncing into reception over the school holidays to tell us about their adventures. It's been an absolute delight hearing about your holiday firsts and awarding our exclusive Graig Wen Adventurer and Trailblazer badges. Lots of young mountaineers...

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Get your entries in for our Instagram Competition 2019!

There's still time to get your entries in for our Instagram competition. Here are some of our favourite images shared by Graig Wen guests this year - the winning entry for July by @Calder -Hag is pictured above. We liked the way the photo was unmistakably Fairbourne...

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