Explore the most popular trails near Machynlleth with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Machynlleth, Powys Map
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no shade
rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Did this loop with my 9 year old son. Highly recommended Cadair Idris for that sense of utter adventure, full of myths and legends. However it must not be underestimated. The path down on this loop can be difficult and unstable with lots of loose rocks and sticks are recommended. Or go on your bottom. Don’t take a child that hasn’t done a fairly steep climb before, we saw one family with a fairly distressed child. But we also saw others skipping past us. The map on this app actually cuts out the Mynydd Moel summit, and skirts round the middle. That’s fine, it’s pretty easy to figure out the route when looking from the Penygadair summit, if you did want to bag that extra peak. Prepare for humidity in the Celtic Rainforest. As you descend and get close, you can feel the heat coming off it. Truly spectacular.

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rocky
scramble
15 days ago

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

A steady (boggy in some areas) incline, followed by a short sleep climb. Spectacular views of Snowdon, Bala lake and surrounding area.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

A rewarding hike with hard challenges throughout. If you are planning to hike the loop, be prepared!

Hard climb but views at the top are worth it.

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rocky
2 months ago

Breath taking views, God’s country.. I recommend this walk highly but it’s not for the faint hearted, very steep, Rocky, steep steps to begin which makes the rest of the climb hard.. the views were out of this world and well worth my legs not working today.

A rather mild January morning with hardly a breeze but temperatures soon plummet and the winds picked up the closer we got to the summit. Visibility was reduced due to fog at the summit but this just adds another dimension to the whole journey. The decent was much more difficult with my joints. All in all a wonderful day though. Highly recommended x

Oak wood has a subtropical feel about the place,cloudy when we visited so we will be going back when the weather is clearer. £5 all day parking, loos available in the car park and tea room is open until 5. Bit of a scramble to the top and we went down the hill side to Llyn Cau which proved to bit quite slippy! Beautiful place can’t wait to return.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail. Coming down as you do the trail clockwise can be a bit tricky as the trail is quite rundown.

hiking
11 months ago

fantastic views all the way round in good weather. I will say that the right hand loop is very steep with lots of loose scree and is a bit hard going on the up but the views are worth it. wild camp on summit overnight sunset was amazing. Emergency shelter is good at summit if needed.

hiking
Friday, May 18, 2018

Hard climb and descent but worth the effort. Incredible place but good weather needed as can be dangerous in poor visibility.

hiking
Monday, June 19, 2017

Challenging both physically and mentally but when you reach the summit it's all worth it!

hiking
28 days ago

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