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Route Summary:

6.42 km 180 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

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Castell Dolwyddelan Walk Details

Starting from the train station at Dolwyddelan, this is one of the best options for visiting the castle if you don’t want to to do the usual tourist stuff and keep to within five minutes of your car! Beware some rather noisy dogs near the Pen-y-rhiw farm, they like to make it known that you’re on their territory, but they’re kept safely behind a sturdy fence.
You will however need to walk downhill to the visitor centre if you wish to visit the castle (it isn’t free).

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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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