Dolydd Cottage is central to many of Snowdonia's Mountain Ranges, hiking routes and outdoor activities. Below is a selection of local activities that you could participate in during your stay. Please click on photo link direct to Activites website.
SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK - WALKING & SNOWDON MOUNTAIN
There are many beautiful walks in Snowdonia, photo links to SNP website with pdf's for walks of various abilities, including SNOWDON (Hard Mountain Walks) Rhyd Ddu Path start is closest to cottage (14miles)
DYFFRYN MAENTWROG &
LLYN MAIR FOOTPATHS NETWORK
30km of footpath network in Dyffryn Maentwrog, walk from cottage or park at Plas Tan y Bwlch (enjoy the views) and head up into the woodland towards Llyn Mair and Tan y Bwlch Station.
BORTH Y GEST TO BLACK ROCKS COASTAL PATH, PORTHMADOG
Park at Borth y Gest. Follow the coastal path north (with the estuary to your left) until you get to Black Rocks Sands. For MOEL Y GEST, follow footpaths past the Lama Farm up to the peak (best view RHS peak)
CREGENNEN LAKES, DOLGELLAU
Park at the main lake. Follow the public footpath around the lakes & hike up to the hill peak for panoramic Cader Idris Mountain / Cardigan Bay / Barmouth estuary views (24miles from cottage). LL39 1LJ
DOWNHILL MTB TRAILS
Various ability down hill trails, including Black!
BWLCHGWYN FARM HORSE RIDING,
ARTHOG NEAR FAIRBOURNE
Novice / Experienced Beach Trek (don't book the experienced trek unless you really are experienced!)
Half day experienced trek to Cregennen Lakes :)
01341 250107 - Bwlch Gwyn Farm, Arthog LL39 1BX
COED Y BRENING FOREST PARK,
MOUNTAIN BIKING NR DOLGELLAU
Green, Blue, Red & Black Mountain Biking Trails through forest with breathtaking scenery.
Snacks & Meals, Bike hire & fully equipped shop.
01341 440747 - Information Centre - LL41 2HZ
GWYDYR TY COCH HORSE RIDING,
PENMACHNO NEAR BETWS Y COED
Various horse riding abilities catered for, with half hour trekks to full day.
01690 760248 - Ty Coch Penmachno -LL25 0HJ
ZIP WORLD - BLAENAU & BETHESDA
Zip World offers a unique range of adventures.
Zip World Titan, Bounce Below & Zip World Below
@ Blaenau Ffestiniog (7miles away) LL41 3NB
Zip World Velocity @ Bethesda (30miles away)
LL57 4YG advance booking essential 01248 601 444
WHITE WATER RAFTING & KAYAKING @ BALA
The centre is bases on the River Tryweryn, water levels are dam-controlled so its rapids still thunder throughout summer. (19 miles from cottage 30mins)
01678 521083 to book - Fron Goch, Bala LL23 7NU
THE MAWDDACH TRAIL, BETWEEN DOLGELLAU & BARMOUTH
Mawddach Trail Walk & Cycle Route winds for 9.5miles along the disused railway track on the southern edge of the spectacular Mawddach estuary, essentially flat with many starting points.
MASSAGE - MERMAID SPA @ PORMEIRION, MINFFORDD
If you feel in need of a Massage following your outdoor activities you can visit Mermaid Spa @ Portmeirion inc. free entry (6 miles from cottage)
01766 772444 advance booking essential - LL48 6ER
BARMOUTH PANORAMA WALK
The full Panorama Walk is a hard 3-4 hour leisure walk - photo links to SNP Panorama Walk pdf. However the first section of the walk up to the Panorama Walk Viewpoint is easy and only a few minutes from the car park :) Point 3 on SNP pdf.