7-Night Southern Snowdonia Self-Guided Walking Holiday

Beautiful vibrant sunrise landscape over Cregennen Lakes with Cadair Idris in background in Snowdonia
Duration: 7 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
from £689pp £614pp

Enjoy a break in Snowdonia, Wales with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect Self-Guided Walking Holiday. Our Victorian 4-star Country House, Dolserau Hall, idyllically situated in peaceful rolling countryside, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed route notes and an inspirational location from which to explore Snowdonia.

Holiday Highlights

  • Head out on any of our walks to discover the varied beauty of Snowdonia on foot
  • Admire panoramic valley, lake and river views from slopes and peaks
  • Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions for exploring the local area
  • Enjoy magnificent Snowdonia mountainscape scenery
  • Look out for wildlife, find secret corners and learn about Welsh history
  • A relaxed pace of discovery in a sociable house
  • Discover what makes the Snowdonia so special from the sweeping valleys to the rocky peaks
  • Evenings in our country house where you can share a drink and re-live the day’s adventures

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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To make the most of your break use the 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 contain route maps - and information about the places of interest on the walk. There's also a comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks.

 

Laid Back Walks

Our easiest routes, allowing plenty of time to savour the magnificent mountain landscapes. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

Black Waterfalls - 1 mile
Castell-y-Bere - 1 mile
Llandanwg Beach - 1 mile
Mawddach Viewpoint - 1 mile
Torrent Walk - 2 miles
Coed-y-Brenin Waterfalls - 2 miles
Dolgoch Falls - 2 miles

Leg Stretcher Walks

Some longer walks on valley and lakeside paths, plus a few of the easier hills. Experience the true flavour of Snowdonia as you follow these varied routes.

Brithdir & Torrent Walk - 4 miles
Barmouth Bridge - 4 miles
Bird's Rock - 5 miles
Blue Lake & Fairbourne - 5 miles
New Precipice Walk - 6 miles
Abergynolwyn & Castell-y-Bere - 6 miles
Arthog Waterfalls & Blue Lake - 7 miles

Full on Walks

For those who love the high mountains. Expect some rough paths as you head to some of these famous summits, but there are plenty of rewards when you reach the top.

Llanfachreth & the Precipice Walk - 12 miles
Cadair Idris via the Pony Track - 5 miles
Cadair Idris via the Minffordd Path - 7 miles
Aran Benllyn - 7 miles
Cadair Idris via Llyn-y-Gadair - 8 miles
The Arans - 10 miles

Dolserau Hall

Walkers in the know head to southern Snowdonia to uncover one of Wales’ best-kept secrets. Stood in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, just a couple of miles from the attractive market town of Dolgellau, Dolserau Hall makes a superb base for getting off the beaten path.  The tranquillity of the location wraps around you. A smart country house with breathtaking views from every room, attractive gardens and vistas that stretch across the valley to the summit of Cadair Idris, you’re surrounded by rural inspiration. Depending on what mood strikes, explore the Rhinogs, take on a classic ridge walk with great views, set foot on the Mawddach Trail or follow the coast to Harlech, where the eponymous medieval castle stands on a wonderful position overlooking the sweeping sands of Cardigan Bay. Croeso I Cymru, as they say around here.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house or in one of the handful of bedrooms in the converted coach house close by. With 23 rooms, Dolserau Hall has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Enjoy the extra space of Room 1 and soak luxuriously in the tub that comes with the room, or watch the light change outside from the comfort and privacy of the sofa in front of the large picture window in Room 5.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, lounge bar, library and board games to borrow

After a day rambling over the slopes of the Rhinogs or summiting a cracking peak, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Wander through the Coach House garden and admire the far-reaching views. Settle into the lounge bar and sink into the comfy leather sofas here. Grab a book or a board game and make yourself comfortable.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Dolserau Hall is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a six-course feast of regional flavours. Look out for highlights including Cawl Cennin, a leek and potato broth, smoked haddock with Welsh rarebit and lava bread and Welsh lamb Wellington. If you’ve space, tuck into a slice of Monmouth Pudding, a great old-fashioned desert of breadcrumbs, fruit, cream and meringue

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Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Version Price Status Trip Notes Book
2019
07 Sep / 14 Sep 2019 Itinerary £759 £709 Save £50 Per Person Book Now
27 Sep / 04 Oct 2019 Itinerary £689 £614 Save £75 off pp - Special Early Booking Autumn OFFER Book Now
18 Oct / 25 Oct 2019 Itinerary £689 £639 Save £50 Per Person Book Now
Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1, 2, 3 & 4

7 nights from £689pp £614pp

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