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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

Slate – explore our industrial heritage

As Graig Wen is on the site of a former Victorian slate quarry works in Snowdonia National Park, it's fascinating to learn more about this traditional Welsh industry.  You can explore the ruins of abandoned quarry workings in many places around here.  They make for...

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Explore walks from Graig Wen

We are incredibly lucky that during lockdowns this year, we could walk from our door at Graig Wen to waterfalls, woods, into the mountain uplands and onto the coast. One of the good things to have come out of the situation, as well as being able to enjoy the walks...

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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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