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Dolgellau to Barmouth walk. 9.05 miles

We had planned this journey into North Wales with short notice but wanted to get some walking done around the town we were staying at Barmouth. A few nights booked in a great B&B called Lawrenny lodge that sits in a great place overlooking the Estuary . The town sits south of Snowdonia National park with the River Mawddach Estuary flowing into Cardigan Bay. The town grew around the shipbuilding industry, and more recently as a seaside resort. Notable buildings include the mediaeval Tŷ Gwyn tower house, the 19th century Tŷ Crwn roundhouse prison and St John's Church. There are plenty of Pubs and restaurants to keep you fed and watered at night, we used the Last inn and I have to say the food was good


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The start of this walk was in the Town of Dolgellau, to get there just use the bus from Barmouth and get off in the main square Dolgellau by the post office its about 10 miles away. Once we arrived we did not hang about and made our way to the river and our start of the Mawddach Trail a walk featured by TV’s Julia Bradbury the “Railway Walk”. The walk runs follows the old railway line that was shut down in the 60’s by Dr Beeching and heads to Barmouth ending near to the bridge and gives the walker some great senerery along the route, the walk is mostly flat with very little gradient makes for easy walking


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There are loads of Picnic tables along the way so take your sandwiches when you go, also there is a nice little Ale house called the George III thats dates from 1650 make sure you pop in for a pint. The end of the walk finishes by Barmouth bridge also known as Barmouth Viaduct, it is a single-track largely wooden railway viaduct that carries the Cambrian Coast Railway across the River Mawddach estuary on the coast of Cardigan Bay, Wales. It sits between Morfa Mawddach and Barmouth in Gwynedd and caters for rail, foot and cycle traffic. A great walk this one and we shall return to this area again when the better weather arrives. On the day you come home take the nice scenic route through the mountains in the car, on the day we set back we had a blanket of snow, look on my google maps to find the route.

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Barmouth Holiday