Activities in and around Dolgellau


The hotel's privately owned 12 acre lake is regularily stocked with 1 1/2 lb rainbow trout and together with the native brown trout is an angler's paradise. Sea trout have also been recorded! The fishing is fly only from one of the hotel's 4 rowing boats,we have engines available if you let us know before hand or for the less adventurous there are 2 newly built platforms to fish from. Special rates are available to hotel residents.

 Day visitors pay £35 per day per rod which includes the boat, bag limit 4, £25 for half a day (2.00pm until dusk) bag limit 2. Please phone 01341 422488 to book. There is a shed near the boats for anglers to keep any tackle with tea and coffee facilities please let us know if you would like a packed lunch.


The Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre is 15 mins by car and we have a safe and secure lockup for bikes and a drying room for wet gear and boots (a must for our climate!)

We are happy to provide packed lunches if required.

The Mawddach Trail

This footpath walk and cycle route winds for 9.5 miles (15km) along the disused railway track on the southern edge of the spectacular Mawddach estuary. Whilst the trail can be joined at several points it starts at the picturesque market town of Dolgellau and finishes by crossing the iconic railway bridge over the mouth of the estuary into Barmouth. From the Gwernan it can be joined by taking the scenic rout past the Cregennen Lakes and a descent into Arthog. We provide maps and packed lunches at the hotel.