Step into September

Published on 2021-08-29 / By Hammy@trefeddian

The Trefeddian is surrounded by undulating valleys and magnificent mountains. Travelling by foot is the perfect way to see some of the beauty this area has to offer off the beaten track. The hotel provides a comprehensive walks guide, listing some of the wonderful local routes and trails.

There are walks for everyone - from gentle strolls to mountain adventures. The Wales Coast Path runs parallel to the hotel - a golden opportunity to experience the open but intricate coastline. By following the path, you can enjoy the splendour of the area's diverse landscape. There are small coves and long sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and wild heathland to explore.

We’ve chosen some of our favourites to share with you. A meander along the Broad Water, just outside Tywyn, is a delight for all the senses. Beautiful views and an abundance of birdlife make for a wonderful walk taking you to Ynysmaengwyn.

Pronounced “Inisminegwin”, this estate was once owned by the noble Corbet family. It covers a large area with the remains of many old buildings in and around the beautiful woodlands. It was vacated during the Second World War when it was occupied by the Army which led to its downfall. Seek out the unique dovecote standing in the grounds alongside an enchanted fairy garden and the stunning hidden walled garden.

For a walk with a difference, take the mainline train along the beautiful Cambrian coast to Fairbourne then alight the tiny Fairbourne Railway. The two mile journey offers splendid views of Cader Idris to one side and the sea on the other. On reaching the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, take the ferry and travel beside the spectacular viaduct to Barmouth harbour. After an afternoon exploring what the old town of Barmouth has to offer, return to the hotel by walking over the 125 year old bridge to Mawddach train station.

Of course, there are also many wonderful walks straight from the front door of the hotel. A short walk down to the beach will lead you either into Aberdyfi one way, or to Tywyn the other. If a four mile walk to Tywyn is what you need to blow the cobwebs away and the tide is high, then the Wales Coast Path above the beach through the dunes will lead you to this little seaside town.  

On nearing Tywyn, at really low tide, you will see ancient peat beds. There is also amazing birdlife along the shores. When Tywyn comes into sight, you can cut up the beach to a path that will lead you to the start of the promenade. From here, you can walk all the way to the end. To return to the hotel, either retrace your steps or walk into Tywyn where you can catch a bus or train.

Another firm favourite is the Gwelfor Walk for the stunning panoramic views over the village and out to sea.  

Head over to our page of Local Walks to discover more and decide what you’re going to explore when you stay with us.

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