You can explore our quiet corner of Snowdonia National Park without having to use a car at all. As long as you can manage the steep track from our site to the Mawddach Estuary and back, then there are many walks from the door suitable for different abilities and ages.
As well as wandering the flat, waterside Mawddach Trail, you can head up Arthog waterfalls into the uplands. The ancient stone clapper bridge in the picture is a beautiful spot to dip your feet in the stream on a warm day and eat your packed lunch. Once here you can choose various routes to explore the foot hills of Cadair Idris, with many offering epic views across Barmouth Bridge and Cardigan Bay. Walks in this area take in hidden valleys, abandoned chapels and quarries and lovely lakes – wonderful even on days when the cloud is low.
There are various routes up Cadair Idris, the beautiful mountain on our door step – much less busy than Snowdon and just as scenic! We are happy to share our tips on walks to suit your requirements and sell OS maps and walking books in reception. You can download free route maps from the Snowdonia National Park web site, including details about family and accessible walks. Look out for these which are all within close reach of Graig Wen:
Arthog Precipice Walk Mawddach Trail Abergwynant Woods Torrent Walk Panorama Walk Llyn Gwernan
The BBC Wales Weatherman Walking web site also has excellent information. These are three lovely local walks from the site that we have tried: Aberdyfi, Cwm Ratgoed, Abergynolwyn.
For those with time for a longer challenge, The Mawddach Way is a 49K circular route around the Estuary designed to be walked easily in 3 days. You can see photos on our Facebook page from when we tackled this route one January.
Pop into reception for advice on routes and weather updates, to leave us your route maps, buy OS maps or books of local walks