Walking the New Precipice Walk
The New Precipice Walk in North Wales offers stunning views down the Mawddach estuary as far as Barmouth viaduct and across to Dolgellau and the Arans in the other direction.
The Mawddach estuary is a glacial U-shaped valley, carved out as the ice sheets pushed their way to the sea, with a characteristic flat bottom and steep sidewalls. The Precipice is a flat track cut into the valley side on the slopes of Foel Ispri, and makes use of an old tramway built to serve the long abandoned workings of the Foel Goldmine.
The New Precipice Walk is challenging yet suitable for all ages. 4.7 miles in length, starting from Llanelltyd, near Dolgellau in North Wales.