The Precipice Walk
An absolute "Must" for all visitors to Glyn-yr-Aur

Time: 2 hours
Level: Easy..my 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 Glyn yr Aur travel out staying on the tarmac at all times and ignoring the turn at the Tea Garden you pass a red telephone box on the left and reach a T junction. Turn right at the T junction going across a crossroads 2 miles later passing the forest garden (Pandy) on the left to a junction where you turn right up a hill and a mile later at the top of the hill is the Precipice Walk Car Park. Public tollets are available in the 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


Dolgellau


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