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Walks in Snowdonia

Our Snowdonia holiday accommodation is an incredible location for hiking. 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 steepish track from our site to the Mawddach Estuary and back (about 600 metres one way), 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 Cader 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 Cader Idris, the beautiful mountain on our door step – much less busy than Yr Wyddfa / 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. When you book you will also be sent our Guest Welcome Guide which is packed with details on local walking routes and works like an app on your phone. Look out for these which are all within close reach of Graig Wen:

Arthog Falls and Cregennan Lakes     Precipice Walk     Mawddach Trail     Abergwynant Woods     Torrent Walk      Panorama Walk

Rain or shine these are our favourite 5 Snowdonia Waterfall Walks.

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