Hike up to Llyn Tan-y-graig and the New Precipice walk

A moderate 4.5 mile walk up from Llaneltyd village to the Llyn Tan-y-graig reservoir, then via the old mine tramways along the New Precipice Walk. (Much safer than it sounds! Stunning views of the Mawddach Estuary.)  Return to Llaneltyd via the lower woodland paths.

Mawddach Estuary panorama
The "Precipice" is a flat track cut into the valley side, on the slopes of Foel Ispri, and makes use of an old tramway which was built to serve the workings of the long-abandoned Voel goldmine.

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


From Dolgellau and the south: A470 just north of Dolgellau; turn right onto minor road signposted Cymer Abbey. Follow Cymer Abbey signs but stop short and park near No Through Road down to the old Llaneltyd Bridge

From Trawsfynydd and the north: A470 100 yards BEFORE roundabout with A496 north of Dolgellau, and 3.5 miles south of Ganllwyd; turn left onto lane immediately after St Illtud's Church. Proceed 200 yards down to the old Llaneltyd Bridge


  • Park by the old Llaneltyd Bridge. There is parking at either end of it. 
  • Nearby bus stops have TrawsCymru T2 and T3 bus services and other local ones.