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The Mawddach Trail

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Address: Dolgellau to Barmouth, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1341 422888

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Stunning views

Having completed the 14 mile walk from Penmaenpool to Barmouth & back on a crisp & sunny november, the views were stunning with the mountains either side and trees of different... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
howard b
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having completed the 14 mile walk from Penmaenpool to Barmouth & back on a crisp & sunny november, the views were stunning with the mountains either side and trees of different hues, in contrast to the estuary & sea as you near the mouth of the estuary. The walk is quite gentle on the disused railway,but well worth the trip... More 

Thank howard b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our bikes on the car and parked in a beautiful car park by Arthog, right next to the trail. Trail starts in Dolgellau but there are carparks along the trail. There are toilets along it too. Kids loved the easy flat ride and crossing the Barmouth bridge, especially when a train went past. The Toll booth was shut... More 

Thank shropshire69
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mawddach Trail is perfect for cyclists and walkers who want a scenic and relaxing journey down a wide flat gravel path. Dolgellau is a quaint market town good for shopping and wondeful views complete with lot's of cafes. Apart from Penmaenpool, there is not any other refreshment stops so it is advised to take your own picnis and snacks.... More 

Thank wrightjw1
Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Cycled along the trail from Dolgellau to Barmouth. The views are stunning and the estuary bird life fascinating. Barmouth is a lovely little place with excellent seafood to eat. Nice easy, flat wide trail. Good if you aren't one of those go getting, mountain bike trail riders.

Thank KittyG5
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

we booked cycles from a very helpful man in Dolgellau and started the trail from the car park. we booked a 4 hour hire for £15 which gave us plenty of time to cycle to Barmouth Bridge and back with a picnic as well, which we enjoyed sitting by the estuary. On the way back we stopped for a cup... More 

Thank magsBournemouth
Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Hired bikes from Barmouth all day £28 for 2 very reasonable picked up at 0930 took back at 1800.Beautiful day could not have been better.Dog ran by our side all the way there and all the way back.Stopped off for elevenses enjoying the view.Locked bikes up in Dolgellau car park then went for a look round.Great little town very friendly.Good... More 

Thank Pete4147
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

THE WALK IS EASY TO DO FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE TO EALK 9 MILES. The variation in scenery makes it certainly worthwhile.And arriving in Barmouth walking over the bridges just amazing.Try and do it on a nice clear day.

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My father and I cycled this trail in October from Dolgellau. We rented cycles at Dolgellau. The weather was perfect and the scenery was out of the world. People walking the trail were all smiles and everyone exchanged a cheerful 'morning'. The trail did have some tough patches because of the rains but overall was easy with signs at key... More 

Thank Saranath N
Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A recommend easy flat cycling trail along the river estuary. Hire bikes form Dolgelleau and take your time getting to Barmouth for lunch of afternoon tea. There is a pub./hotel about 3/4 mile out from Dolgellau if you want pitstop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Might get busy in the summer but this is my latest visit and it's always a pleasure! Walking boots not required, a number of gates to open enroute otherwise very flat with great views.

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