2013 Walk Information
Click the walk names to view descriptions of each walk.
Select walks suited to your ability. Grades, distances and times are provided for guidance. More information about the walk grades can be found on our FAQs page
- GRADE A : HARD
- GRADE B : MODERATE
- GRADE C : EASIER.
Walk registration takes place each day at the DRAGON THEATRE, in the centre of Barmouth. www.dragontheatre.co.uk
|Day||No.||Walk||Grade||Distance||Hours||Max Height||Total Ascended||Transport||Meet|
|Sat 14th||W1||Moel Hebog from Beddgelert|
The path rises gently up past the ruins of the Welsh Highland Railway, old farm buildings, across marshy ground (can be wet underfoot) and up to the base of the Moel Hebog ridge. A strenuous climb up a rocky path takes you to the summit with magnificent views all-round. The return route passes below Moel yr Ogof and Owain Glyndwr (cave), down through forestry to the river and back into Beddgelert.
|A||7||5||2,562||2,485||Own/Shared||08.00 at the Dragon|
|Sat 14th||W2||Dinas Mawddwy|
A walk in the ancient hills around Dinas Mawddwy passing Maes Y Camlann locally known as the site of The last battle of ‘King Arthur’. Using a track linking Gwynedds Metal Mines with Roman Viriconium (Wroxeter) over varied terrain of woodland, open moorland and hillsides.
|B+||11||6||1,182||2,836||Own/Shared||08.30 at the Dragon|
|Sat 14th||W3||NEW Moel Gerddi Llanbedr|
A varied walk through farmland and woods to the summit of Moel Gerddi returning past the stone circle of 'Rhyd-Yr-Eirin' With 360 degree views of the Afon Dwyryd to the North, Afon Mawddach to the South, the high uplands of the Rhinogs to the East, and Cardigan Bay to the West, what more could you ask, apart from a clear day!
|C+||7||6||1,238||1,479||Own/Shared||9.00 meet at Dragon|
|Sun 15th||W4||Maesglase to Dinas Mawddwy|
A steep ascent starts this challenging walk before traversing the ridge with magnificent views before a descent into the valley below. The RAF uses this area for testing low flying aircraft so you could be lucky and be get some very interesting photographs on this walk!
|A||9||6||2,087||1,870||Own/Shared||8.30 meet at Dragon|
|Sun 15th||W5||Soar & Bryn Cader Faner|
A varied walk across open moorland and woods to the isolated Stone Circle and Burial Mound of Bryn Cader Faner, a Prehistoric wonder of Wales and one of the most beautiful Bronze Age sites in Britain. With ancient settlements, standing stones & amazing views what more could you want from a walk.
|B||7||6||1,276||1,975||Own/Shared||9.00 meet at Dragon|
|Sun 15th||W6||Farchynys to Barmouth via Panorama|
Starting at Farchynys and walking through the foothills around Barmouth taking in Caerdeon, (associated with Darwin) with excellent vistas over the Mawddach estuary to the “Giants Head” and Cadair Idris before returning to Barmouth via the famous Panorama walk and view point.
|C+||5||5||544||1,300||Public Transport (£)||9.30 meet at Dragon|
|Mon 16th||W7||Cadair Idris & Llyn Cau to Dolgellau|
A strenuous climb to the summit of Cader Idris and back down the ridge to Dolgellau.
|A+||11||7.5||2,928||3,626||Public Transport (£)||8.00 meet at Dragon|
|Mon 16th||W8||Castell y Bere & Abergynolwyn|
From the village of Abergynolwyn towards Tal-Y-Llyn Lake, around Craig Ysgiog to Tyn-Y-Ddol (the home of Mary Jones). Return via Llanfihangel y Pennant.
|B+||9||6||1,053||1,844||Public Transport (£)||8.30 meet at Dragon|
From the village of Rhydymaain a walk taking in both sides of the valley around Coed-Y-Brenin, Moel Glydfa and Foel Ddu taking in many sites of Historical interest
|B||7.2||6||1,300||1,482||Own/Shared||9.00 meet at Dragon|
|Mon 16th||W10||Trails Around Dyffryn Ardudwy|
Walking the ancient track ways around Dyffryn Ardudwy, visiting the Bronze Age Burial Chamber, Corse-Y-Gedol Hall with Gatehouse (in the style of Inigo Jones), Traversing the base of Moelfre and passing the ancient farm of Birslig before returning to the Village and past Dyffryn Church.
|C||6.5||5.5||581||825||Own/Shared||9.30 meet at Dragon|
|Tue 17th||W11||Taicynhaeaf, Tyn-y-Groes & Bontddu|
An uphill climb to Foel Ispri through forestry paths to the Tyn-y-Groes valley with a lunch stop at the Tyny-Groes Inn. The return route follows a steep winding path and farm track through parts of the Coed y Brenin Forest to Hafod-y-Fedw with magnificent, breathtaking views across the Mawddach valley to the Cadair range. Pass the Llyn Tan-y-Graig reservoir and New Precipice Walk before returning to the starting point. Breathtaking views on route.
|A||16||8||1,276||4,000||Public Transport (£)||8.15 meet at Dragon|
|Tue 17th||W12||NEW Trawsfynydd – Tomen-y-Mur|
From Trawsfynydd Reservoir across farmland to Tomen-Y-Mor one of the most complete Roman Military Settlements in Britain constructed in AD 78 by Gnaedus Julius Agricola It was the loneliest western outpost on the military highroad between Caerhun and Pennal. It was a dreary site, disliked most heartily by the soldiers and hardly preferable to a posting on Hadrian's Wall. In addition to the usual military buildings, parade ground and bath house, the troops were provided with an amphitheatre for sports and games to relieve their tedium; but as a walk will provide you with breath-taking views of the Welsh Countryside as well as enabling you to experience ancient history
|B||6||5||1,074||1,074||Own/Shared||8.45 meet at Dragon|
Through woods, farmland, along roadways and tracks past waterfalls and picturesque scenery around Llanfachreth visiting an historical church in the village
|C||6.5||5||1,288||1,648||Own/Shared||9.30 meet at Dragon|
|Tue 17th||W14||Mystical Swordstone Walk|
Although there is a steep climb out of Barmouth, this becomes a more sloping path past stone circles to the mysterious sword stone. See the imprint of a sword on each half of this large slab of stone and hear the local legend of how this came to be in the dark distant past. Return via Glandwr and Panorama to Barmouth.
|C||8.5||6||1,440||2,178||No transport required||10.00|
|Wed 18th||W15||NEW Dolgellau to Barmouth|
Described by John Ruskin as one of the ‘Finest Walks in Britain’, travelling from Dolgellau to the Kings Valley, Cregennan Lake and the Arthog Waterfalls, returning to Barmouth over the Railway Bridge with magnificent views and the best of the southern side of the Mawddach Estuary.
|A||9.5||7||808||1,806||Public Transport (£)||8.00 meet at the Dragon|
|Wed 18th||W16||Blue Lake|
Alighting at Fairbourne we follow the shoreline to Llwyngwril before heading into the hills to enjoy spectacular views of Barmouth which we return to via the dramatic Blue Lake.
|B||9.5||6.5||910||1,174||Public Transport (£)||8.20 meet at the Dragon|
|Wed 18th||W17||Trails around Llan Ffestiniog|
A varied walk through wooded river gorges, deep conifer forest, open moorland, farmland and waterfalls, taking in part of the route of the famous Ffestiniog Railway
|B||6||5.5||976||1,651||Own/Shared||9.00 meet at the Dragon|
|Wed 18th||W18||Wild Life Walk|
Ferry to Fairbourne point, looking at plant life on the Dunes and Dyke with Heather & David Anning, Ecologist & Annthologist, then to Arthog Bog to hunt for Dragonflies and back over Barmouth Bridge. Bring along a packed lunch picnic to enjoy whilst discussing the delicious flora and fauna of our beautiful area with the experts
|C||5||4-5||92||92||Ferry (£)||11.30 meet at Dragon|
|Thu 19th||W19||Rhinog Fawr and Y Llethr|
Covering the two spectacular Rhinogydd peaks a good level of fitness is required for these two strenuous climbs.
|A||9||6||2,447||2,435||Own/Shared||8.00 meet at the Dragon|
|Thu 19th||W20||NEW Tywyn and Llwyngwril|
From Tywyn along the Afon Dysynni to llanegryn, continuing to Llwyngwril with superb costal views across Cardigam Bay towards Barmouth and the Llyn Peninsular
|B||7.5||5||641||758||Public Transport (£)||8.30 meet at the Dragon|
|Thu 19th||W21||Walk with the Ramblers Association||B||Own/Shared||9.45 meet at the Dragon|
|Thu 19th||W22||Mynydd Egryn and Pen Y Dinas|
An Historical walk among the coastal foothills, passing the old National Trust House of Egryn Abbey, Burial Chamber, Bronze Age Cairn and Iron Age Fort, plus several sites of archaeological interest and a prehistoric hill fort, a must for those interested in our past and wonderful views of Cardigan Bay.
|C||8||6||1,252||2,194||Public Transport (£)||9.15 meet at the Dragon|
|Thu 19th||Social Evening|
We do hope you can join us for a very enjoyable evening. It is a chance to get together with other walkers and leaders, to discuss the week’s events. Please indicate on your booking form if you require tickets. £17.50 for three course hot meal Bar available for purchase of drinks
|19.30 Arts Room, Dragon Theatre|
|Fri 20th||W23||Llandecwyn to Harlech|
A linear walk starting on the Taith Ardudwy to Llyn Tegwyn Uchaf then Llyn Tegwin Isaf, through a wooded gorge to open moorland there should be fantastic views finishing the walk in Harlech
|A||9.5||7.5||1,158||2,305||Own/Shared||8.30 meet at the Dragon|
|Fri 20th||W24||Llanelltyd to Barmouth|
Fairly demanding undulating walk with panoramic views over the Mawddach Estuary. The magnificent Cader range is constantly in view.
|B||10||6.5||924||2,950||Public Transport (£)||8.00 meet at the Dragon|
|Fri 20th||W25||Forest Trails in Coed y Brenin|
A delightful walk in superb forestry surroundings with the opportunity to study the native wildlife.
|C+||8||6||1,188||2,379||Own/Shared||9.15 meet at the Dragon|
|Sat 21st||W26||Diffwys, Y Llethr and Moel y Blithcwm|
A demanding route to the summit of Diffwys via Pont Scethin and the Janet Haig path, descend across Crib-Y-Rhiw to Moelyblithcwm to the valley of th Afon Ysgethin
|A||11||7||2,446||2,558||Own/Shared||8.30 meet at the Dragon|
|Sat 21st||W27||NEW Cadair Idris for ‘FUN’|
This walk uses the ‘Pony Path’ from Ty Nant the main path from Dolgellau side of the Cadair Idris Range, a safe and easy route to the summit which offers rewarding views and an interesting history behind its name. Originally from when ponies were used to transport food stuffs to be sold at Dolgellau Market down the mountain but by the Georgian period the path was used to carry people on horseback from Dolgallau to the summit for recreation, not today it’s a walk for fun and its own reward!
|B+||6||5.5||2,384||2,000||Own/Shared||9.00 meet at the Dragon|
|Sat 21st||W28||The Bontddu Goldmines|
An industrial heritage trail to discover remains of the 19th Century Mawddach Gold Rush. Mines that produced gold for royal wedding rings.
|C+||6||5.5||837||1,969||Public Transport (£)||10.15 meet at the Dragon|
|Sat 21st||W29||Introduction to Geocaching|
Geocaching is a global, outdoor “treasure” hunting game, played with GPS – enabled devices, even GPS enabled mobiles, participants navigate to co-ordinates and hunt for the geocash (container) hidden, which can be all over the world, from your local park to the top of a mountain and anywhere in between. It is a great way for the whole family to have fun outdoors.
|C||2||No transport necessary||11.00 and 14.00 meet at Dragon|
|Sun 22nd||W30||Llanelltyd & Y Garn|
From Llanelltyd through woodland and moorland to this neglected mountain with views to the north & the Rhinogs. Return via a panoramic path above the Mawddach. A challenging but rewarding walk.
|A||10||7||1,975||3,553||Own/Shared||9.00 meet at the Dragon|
|Sun 22nd||W31||NEW Moelfre from Tal Y Bont|
Ascent Moelfre from Moelyblythcwm from the summit the 360o panorama of view is stunning. Descend to Pont Scethin and return around the base of Moelfre
|B+||6.5||6||1,907||1,713||Own/Shared||9.30 meet at the Dragon|
|Sun 22nd||W32||Barmouth Historical Trail|
Barmouth is full of History, start off visiting the Sailors Institute, where you will be able to return at your leisure to study a wealth of old documents. Ascend through old Barmouth (Hen Bermo) passing Ruskins Cottages; Visit Dinas Oleu, the first land given to the National Trust and the Frenchmans Grave. Detour to see the rock cannons, also called ‘Celebration Stones’ returning past ancient hill fort to Llanaber and Barmouth
|C||6||5||976||1,552||No transport required||10.00 meet at the Dragon|
|Mon 23rd||W33||Clip from Cwm Bychan via Roman Steps|
Ascend the summit of Clip’ and traverse Craig Wion at the height of the Rhinogydd to the Roman Steps, Llyn Du and Gloyw Lyn.
|A||9||6||1,911||2,293||Own/Shared||9.00 meet at the Dragon|
|Mon 23rd||W34||A Journey between Two Churches along Ancient Tracks|
From the ancient church of St Mary & St Bodfan in Llanaber ascend to Bwlch-y-Llan (The Pass to the Church) this ancient track was the main rout to Barmouth before the Estuary Road. Visit St Philips at Caedeon and return via the famous Panorama Walk.
|B||9||6||1,104||2,900||No transport required||9.30 meet at the Dragon|