Southern SnowdoniaDolgellau

The Mawddach estuary near Dolgellau
Harlech Castle near Dolgellau
Talyllyn Railway
Lake viewed from the summit of Cader Idris
Bodnant gardens

Self-guided walking

From £138 - 2 to 7 nights

Self-guided walking at Dolgellau

Holiday reference: DGPOA

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Enjoy a break in Snowdonia with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape.

Our Country House, idyllically situated in peaceful rolling countryside, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, our legendary picnic lunches, and our excellent boot and drying room. To help you explore we'll give you a free Ordnance Survey map, plus detailed route notes for our recommended walking and cycle routes. On many holidays our experienced leaders are on hand to offer help and advice.

Self-guided walks No transport

Dolserau HallMake the most of our new Discovery Point at Dolserau Hall - the starting point for your outdoor adventure. You'll find:

  • Our recommended walking and cycling routes - detailed route notes for you to borrow
  • Comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks
  • Ideas and contacts for more active options such as kayaking and pony trekking
  • A daily weather forecast 

 When you're not walking, there's plenty to do locally. Why not cycle along the Mawddach Trail, visit Harlech Castle, or ride on the Talyllyn Railway. See the 'Local Area' tab for further ideas.



Great value. What’s included:

  • Full Board accommodation - breakfast, evening meal and an extensive walkers' picnic lunch
  • The Panorama Walk overlooking the Mawddach Estuary near DolgellauA free Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map of the local area with every booking
  • Detailed route notes, ranging from short strolls to mountain walks
  • Country House Escapes guide – full of information about local attractions, activities and suggested itineraries to help plan your break
  • All the Country House facilities, including our well equipped boot and drying room
  • On many holidays our experienced walking leaders are available to offer help and advice

What our HF Holidays' route testers say:

leaderAbergynolwyn & Castell y Bere -“A circular walk along the beautiful Dysynni valley, round Foel Cae'rberllan and with a visit to Castell y Bere, a spectacular view of Bird's Rock and  visit to St Michael's church in Llanfihangel." Bob Scaiff, HF Holidays' leader

lLlandanwg beach -“Llandanwg is on the Ardudwy coast, approximately two miles south of Harlech.This is a delightful short walk to the Artro estuary, with great views of the Rhinog  mountains, then onto a lovely, unspoilt, sand and shingle beach." Estelle Patrick, HF Holidays' leader

Next steps

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Call our travel experts:
0345 470 8558
or email reservations

International customers please call:
+44 20 8732 1250

Our lines are open:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13.00

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Guest reviews

Excellent delicious food, kindness and friendliness of the staff were a delight.
I look forward to a return visit.

Mrs M Scott-Browne