WALKS & RIDES
You can do flat walks, scenic hikes or mountain scrambles from our door step. Whether your idea of a walk is a stroll along the sand or a day out in the hills, we can advise on wonderfully scenic walks for all abilities and all weathers.
The same goes for cycling – you can get straight onto the flat Mawddach cycle trail from our fields (although it’s a steep push back up!) and we’ve got some of the most famous single track mountain bike trails in the world 15 minutes drive away at Coed y Brenin. There’s some fabulous road cycling to be done on quiet lanes in the hills surrounding the estuary – with some epic climbs and descents if you want them!
John and Sarah are keen walkers and cyclists and we’re really happy to share some of our favourite routes with you. OS maps of the area are available for sale from reception.
Walks and Rides News
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more