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Snowdonia Walk
Mawddach Bridge and Arthog from Barmouth

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Cadair Idris

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.4 miles / 8.8 km    Ascent - 200 feet / 61 metres

Time - 2 hours 50 minutes    Grade - easy

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Walk Route Description

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This easy Snowdonia walk offers some fine views of the Mawddach Esturay and the surrounding mountains. Starting from the railway station or main car park in Barmouth (grid ref. SH611158) the route crosses the Barmouth Bridge before exploring the area alongside the estuary near the village of Arthog.

This easy walk offers some fine views of the Mawddach Esturay and the surrounding mountains. Starting from the railway station or main car park in Barmouth (grid ref. SH611158) the route crosses the Barmouth Bridge before exploring the area alongside the estuary near the village of Arthog.

Reaching the other side of the Mawddach Estuary look out for a stile on your left (grid ref. SH626146). Cross this stile and walk across a raised dyke towards Fegla Fawr (a large rocky outcrop). Turn left along a rough path heading back towards the estuary shoreline. Continue on this path which continues behind a row of houses. At the end of the houses, turn left and locate the continuation of the path running parallel to the estuary.

At the first footpath junction (grid ref. SH633148) continue straight ahead towards another large rocky outcrop, Fegla Fach. Reaching a rough track turn sharp right and follow the footpath inland. Reaching another track, turn right. This track some becomes a proper lane which leads to a small car park beside the Mawddach Trail.

Turn right along the Mawddach Trail. This is easy walking and leads you to Morfa Mawddach station. Do not cross the railway but continue ahead to reach the Barmouth Bridge. All that remains is for you to retrace your steps back to the start.


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