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Walks around Barmouth and the Mawddach Estuary

Twenty six circular walks exploring the stunning scenery and fascinating history of one of the most beautiful areas in Wales.  Barmouth, a former Victorian sea-side resort, and the  Mawddach estuary with its surrounding hills and mountains lie within the Snowdonia National Park. The wooded slopes above the estuary rise north to the foothills of the Rhinogs, and south to the Cadair Idris range. These upland areas are crossed by important ancient trackways and are rich in pre-historic sites and monuments, including hillforts, standing stones and burial chambers. They also contain slate quarries, manganese workings and the famous gold-mines above Bontddu.


The walks explore the area’s coast, estuary, foothills, upland valleys and woodland, using the network of good paths, ancient green upland routes, tramways and a former railway line, now the Mawddach Trail, running along the estuary. They offer superb views and pass many sites of historical interest. Walk over the magnificent railway viaduct across the mouth of the estuary. Visit the beautiful upland Cregennan lakes, owned by the National Trust. Enjoy the famous Panorama Walk and the high dunes of Morfydd Dyffryn National Nature Reserve. Cross the remote ancient stone bridge of Pont Scethin on the former Harlech - London road.



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