A view of the Mawddach Estuary on a clear spring day with woodland lining the shores.
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Eryri has plenty of paths and routes to offer that are easy to get around without having to climb a mountain with wonderful views to boot! Here are 5 of our favourite accessible routes Eryri has to offer if you’re looking for a nice gentle walk without any hills.

Bala Town River and Lake Path

A view across Llyn Tegid

Distance 3.2 km
Duration: 1 Hr

A scenic walk that begins at the shores of Llyn Tegid, meandering along the Dyfrdwy riverbanks and winds through the quaint streets of Y Bala.

At just over 3 kilometres, the route offers a crisp winter’s day wander and ending at Y Bala with amenities are an ideal rest stop, offering options for both lunch and dinner.

This walk is great for families with pushchairs and buggies. It is also suitable for off-road mobility scooters.

Bala Town, River and Lake

Foel Ispri Path

A member of the public using the tramper on the Foel Ispri route

Distance: 0.3km
Duration: 0.25 Hrs

This is a short, accessible path starting high on the hills over the hamlet of Pen-y-bryn near Dolgellau, it offers the best view of the Mawddach estuary within the National Park. A hidden gem that is accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users.

Foel Ispri Path

Mawddach Trail

Mawddach trail with Mawddach trail signpost

Distance: 15km
Duration: 6 Hrs

The Mawddach trail is considered to be one of the most flexible and accessible trails in the National Park. The 9 mile trail stretches between Dolgellau and Barmouth following the southern shore of the Mawddach estuary. It offers stunning views of the estuary as well as wildlife and history. The path is great for tramper style mobility scooters.

Mawddach Trail

Dôl Idris Path

A member of the public using the Tramper on Dôl Idris route

Distance: 1.25Km
Duration: 0.75 Hrs

This is an accessible route, ideal for a leisurely stroll which suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Sitting on the foothills of Cader Idris and boasts 1.25km of accessible parkland paths. Dôl Idris is a fantastic place to enjoy and appreciate the tranquillity of nature.

Dôl Idris

Lôn Gwyrfai

Part of Lôn Gwyrfai, a forest track leads into a forested area of the route.

Distance: 7km
Duration: 3 Hrs

Lôn Gwyrfai is a multi-use recreational path created especially for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Stretching 4 ½ miles between the villages of Rhyd Ddu and Beddgelert which have even wide surfaces suitable for some powered tramper type vehicles or power assisted wheelchairs. Offering fantastic views of the Gwyrfai Valley and surrounding area and well as stunning views of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

Lôn Gwyrfai


Before you set off

Exploring Eryri during the autumn and winter months is a delightful experience, but it is still essential to prioritize your safety. Woodland paths can often become slippery, so wearing sturdy walking shoes with good grip is crucial to prevent accidents.

The weather can also be unpredictable, especially in higher altitudes, so make sure you wear or carry extra layers and check the weather before you head out.

You should also make sure that you are comfortable with the fitness level required for the route ahead and that it’s also suitable for any others who are walking with you on the route.

Safety advice
Information on route grading
Adventure Smart website