Dolwyddelan and the Castle

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The walk, which is to the west of Dolwyddelan, has only a few ups and downs but offers superb views of the Snowdon group and of Moel Siabod. The outward leg has an interesting path paved over a boggy area rich in wildlife and crossing numbers of small streams and patches of woodland. The return is higher and leads directly to the entrance of the castle, now consisting mainly of its restored keep, which is very atmospheric inside.

Wales - North Wales - Conwy - Snowdonia


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mountains, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
16/05/2013 - kevan williams

A great walk with good views, highly recommend. Castle is worth visiting. Thanks for taking the time out to publish. Kev

19/08/2006 - Stephen Harris

An excellent varied walk, particularly great as it passes the railway line and station (which I think is now a house that was being painted up as we passed it in August 2006!). Some truly good walking through woodland, a little road (we saw one car) walking and some nice views. We had to divert around the farm as the dogs were menacing! (It's quite easy to divert, just turn right before the farm, up into the field and then turn left and keep to the left to see a gate at the edge of the field. We're not sure if this is a right of way but it took us around the menacing farm dogs!) Just after this point there were LOTS and LOTS (and we mean LOTS) of sheep and it was very funny! Worth a visit into the castle (free entry) and worth climbing to the top.
Truly rewarding and never a dull moment on this walk. 9/10.