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“Practically a 360 degree view.”
Review of Precipice Walk

Precipice Walk
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Dolgellau
Certificate of Excellence
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Dolgellau, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Practically a 360 degree view.”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a relatively easy walk. The views are breathtaking - encompassing Cader Idris, the Aran mountains and the surrounding hills, the Mawddach Estuary all the way down to the sea at Barmouth and, looking north, the river valley towards Trawsfynydd. On a clear day, it is even possible to see Snowdon in the far distance. The walk provides a bird's eye view of Dolgellau and its neighbouring villages . A really lovely walk for any season of the year.

Visited October 2013
3 Thank meopi76
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Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Grandstand Views”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Ideal for getting that 'up in the hills' feeling without the inconvenience of doing any actual climbing. The Precipice Walk consists of three and a half easily graded miles on good footpaths. Clear signposting ensures there is no possibility of losing one's way. Views of Coed y Brenin, Cadair Idris and the Mawddach estuary are sensational. Those without a head for heights might find the precipice (western) section a little unnerving, though there isn't any exposure to speak of. Pleasant finish along the shores of Llyn Cynwch, a reservoir. Allow a couple of hours. You can park for free - a welcome bonus - in a Snowdonia National Park car park adjacent to the Dolgellau-Llanfachreth road. Toilets here, too.

Visited September 2013
4 Thank Andrew G
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Bradwell, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A Taste of Paradise 800ft up!”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

This walk could not be better. Relaxing, easy walking, stunning views, good level paths and so so quiet. At every turn there is a new sight to behold - from the Trawsfynydd power station in the distance one way, the sea at Barmouth the other, and the traffic on the road 800 foot below. The beginning and end of the walk takes you away from the precipice to a lovely reservoir, sheep and gorgeous countryside. I will definitely visit again. You will never forget this walk..........just remember to take your camera.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank ZaksAngel
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Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Lovely 1.5 - 2 hour fairly level walk with some spectacular views including of Cader Idris (on a clear day). Highly recommended. Toilet facilities available at car park.

Visited July 2013
3 Thank bertxuk
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Terrific walk, amazing views”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Don't be fooled into thinking that the 3 miles can be done at the standard 20 mins per mile cross country rate, there are fantastic views and Kodak moments aplenty and even seasoned walkers need approx 2 hours. Not for the infirm, vertigo sufferers or pregnant ladies. What this walk needs though is passing points , at some points it is literally a goat trail.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Bill_Belfield
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