The Precipice Walk
An absolute "Must" for all visitors to Ty Nant

Time: 2 hours
Level: father in law at 82 and my grandson at 4 have both accomplished this walk
Starting point: Precipice Walk Car Park

Directions to start: -
From Ty Nant travel to the roundabout at Llanelltyd, bear right for Dolgellau, take the first left, then the next two right turns emerging at a junction (with telephone box) where you turn left and wind up the hill to the Precipice Walk car park. The walk starts from the top of the car park from which this next picture is taken.

Note the Grass Roof of this garage built into the ground

View of Rhobell Fawr on the right
Rhobell Fawr is a vastly underrated mountain. Very few people walk to the summit though in November each year a fell run takes place from Llanfachreth to the summit and back.
It has the most magnificent views imaginable

A choice of direction for this circular walk. By convention one takes the right hand fork otherwise you may be embarrassed by the number of times you have to get out of the way of other walkers!

The first view of the Lake but we will see more of that on the way back.

Looking right to the Rhobell and nestling in the foreground is the village of Llanfachreth

Looking back to Hafod Owen (the range in the middle). Glyn yr Aur is on the far side of Hafod Owen.

Looking across to Y Garn

Looking down to the village of Ganllwyd

Looking down at the Mawddach Valley and the A470
In sunny weather I imagine I can see the Salmon

Looking down at Dol y Clochydd
This residence is surpisingly immune from flooding, principally because its built on a slight mound and the flood plain widens considerably at this point.

and this is why this walk is called "The Precipice Walk"

The Mawddach Estuary and Fairbourne come into view

The mighty Cadair Idris

Cadair Idris

Confluence of the Wnion and the Mawddach
and further downstream Penmaenpool, the Toll Bridge and the George III


Llyn Cynych
Source of Dolgellau's water supply and popular with fishermen

My daughter in law samples the water while my son looks on.

The circle completed
From here retrace ones outward route for a few hundred metres back to the car park