A peaceful route through a beautiful parkland at the foot of Cader Idris
Dôl Idris sits at the southern foothills of Cader Idris. The parkland has been through several development phases over several years and now boasts 1.25km of accessible parkland paths.
Why this path?
Dôl Idris is an accessible route, perfect for a leisurely stroll. The path is also suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Spending time in nature has been proven to improve our health and well-being. The peaceful surroundings of Dôl Idris is a fantastic place to enjoy and appreciate the tranquillity of nature.
Snowdonia National Park Authority has categorised this route as an Easy Access for All route. It is suitable for people of all abilities, including people with conventional wheelchairs and pushchairs. The terrain consists of largely flat, even surfaces with no steps or steep sections. Comfortable shoes or trainers are suitable for this route.
Start / Finish
Dôl Idris Car Park, Talyllyn
Relevant OS Map
OS Explorer OL23 (Cader Idris & Llyn Tegid)
- Accessible toilets
- Accessible picnic tables
- Visitor Centre
- Tea Room (seasonal)
Snowdonia National Park Authority has categorised this route as an Access for All route, which is suitable for Tramper style mobility scooters. Trampers are specially-designed, all-terrain mobility scooters that allow people with difficulty walking to access some of the National Park’s most fantastic areas.
The National Park Authority offer a Tramper hire service free of charge.
This land was donated to the Snowdonia National Park Authority by Mr Ivor Idris at the beginning of the 1980s. His family was famous for producing the well-known ‘Idris’ soft drinks. The remains of the old laboratory can still be seen on sight.
In 2004, the Snowdonia National Park Authority and Snowdonia Upland Paths Partnership completed improvement work at the site. The work included path improvements, a new bridge and landscaping work.
Dôl Idris was officially opened in July 2004 by Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM.
In 2007, funding from the Welsh Government enabled the Authority to complete further development. As a result, a new, 645-metre accessible loop was added to the original path.