New Precipice Walk, near Dolgellau.
There are lots of lovely and varied walks just a short drive from Nyth Robin. So in our new ‘Walks of the Week-ish’ series, we’ll try some of these out and let you know all about it.
Our first walk takes in the spectacular New Precipice Walk, which has stunning views down the Mawddach estuary as far as Barmouth Bridge and across to Dolgellau, the Aran mountain and Cadair Idris.
There a few variations of this walk and we followed this one, which started at Llanelltyd village, just past Dolgellau. The walk is about 7.5kms and took us about 2hrs 40mins at a steady pace. There are shorter options.
The first part of the walk takes you through the woodlands and past the gorgeous Llyn- Tan-Y-Graig up to the New Precipice Walk.
It’s not the easiest route with a steep uphill at the start, plus a bit more up-ing and down-ing for good measure before you reach the top and the New Precipice Walk. But the views are worth the climb, and you’ll want to stop not just to catch your breath, but to take in the view. And the woods and great for dogs with plenty of off-lead time so they can let off steam!
After taking in in the panoramic scenery, the walk takes you back down through the woodlands and around the other side of the lake to the village. On the way, you’ll pass a few derelict stone buildings from the past mining days.
After collecting the car, we stopped off at the Stag Inn in Dolgellau on the way home for a well-deserved pie & pint! Both humans and dogs received a very friendly welcome here, and Rustin was even given a fluffy blanket to have a snooze on.
The New Panoramic Path itself has been designed for easy access and is one of the highest wheelchair access vantage points in Wales. There’s limited parking at the start and over 300m of flat path. So if you don’t want a big walk but still want the views this is a good option.
We loved the views at the top on the New Precipice Path and the walk through the woods was great for Rustin, so definitely a walk to do again.
If you fancy this walk during your stay, just ask us for more information.
Sadie, Grant & Rustin