Directions Within 5 minutes walking distance from Ashcoast House are Dorothea lakes. These are former slate quarry pits which have been filled with underground spring water. They are very deep and are considered some of the most beautiful quarry lakes in North Wales. Here, stunning scenery is guaranteed regardless of the weather, with amazing colour contrasts between the sky, slates, mountain landscape and still deep waters.
Misty, very quiet and remote with an eerie feel. It is exactly 4.3 miles walk from Ashcoast House to Llyn Cwm Silyn, but on a misty, quiet day this remote footpath feels like it is a world away. Last time we did this walk it was the day before storm Ophelia was scheduled to hit North Wales. Perhaps it wasn't surprising that we didn't see many people on the way there or back. It was eerily quiet high up on the open plains. The calm before the storm.
The B4418, often referred to as the Drws-y-coed Pass, is an exquisite road with amazing views. It is usually quiet and empty but occasionally you have to make way for oncoming cars - more so in the summer months. Starting from the village of Talysarn it is an amazing 6 miles through Nantlle Valley, passing the village of Nantlle and meandering up and down the mountains before reaching the village of Rhyd-Ddu at the foot of Snowdon.
B4418 - Drws-y-coed Pass
Beautiful to drive, amazing to cycle exhausting to walk