NEW PRECIPICE WALK

The New Precipice Walk is one of the Mawddach Estuary’s classic trails, and is now home to an ambitious scheme to make such spectacular viewpoints accessible to a wider range of people. [See Adaptive Active for more wheelchair accessible trails]

The estuary is glacial in origin, and as the ice sheets pushed their way to the sea,  they carved out a characteristic U-shaped valley with a flattish bottom and steep sidewalls. The Precipice is a flat track cut into the valley side on the slopes of Foel Ispri, and makes use of an old tramway built to serve the long abandoned workings of the Voel Goldmine.

There are stunning views down the Mawddach estuary as far as Barmouth viaduct and across to Dolgellau and the Arans in the other direction.

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Please visit the EVENTS page for a full list of what's on around the Mawddach estuary throughout the year.

The key to the different grades of walking routes

The Mawddach Trail A green walking route
The famous 'Railway Walk' between Barmouth and Dolgellau along the edge of the estuary. More...

The Mawddach Way A red route walk
A three day 50km circular route around the estuary. More...

The Mawddach Round A red route walk
A 28 mile circular route taking in the summit of Cadair Idris and Diffwys. More...

Taith Ardudwy Way A red route walk
Taith Ardudwy (The Ardudwy Trail) is a linear route joining the railway station at Llandecwyn to Barmouth. More...

Panorama Walk A green walking route Orange grade walking route A red route walk
Stunning views of the Mawddach estuary, Barmouth Bridge and Cadair Idris. More...

The Precipice Walk Orange grade walking route
A Victorian Classic at the head of the Mawddach estuary. More...

New Precipice Walk A green walking route A red route walk
Views down the Mawddach estuary as far as Barmouth viaduct and across to Dolgellau and the Arans. More...

The Torrent Walk Orange grade walking route
A fairy-tale walk around a moss-encrusted river valley. More...

Mawddach Big Adventure
+250 km (+155 miles) A red route walkDifficult Cycle Route
A journey of over 250 km, on foot, cycle and mountain bike, that will take you through some of the most beautiful parts of southern Snowdonia. More...

Barmouth Festival Of Walking
The Festival of Walking provides walkers of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy eight days of guided walks around the Mawddach Estuary. More...

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