How long is the Mawddach Trail?
Stretching between Dolgellau and Barmouth, the Mawddach Trail is considered one of the most flexible and accessible trails in the National Park. The 9-mile trail follows the southern shore of the Mawddach estuary—one of the National Park’s most abundant areas in terms of wildlife and history.
Can you walk the Mawddach Trail?
Nowadays the former railway track between Morfa Mawddach and Dolgellau is used for walking and cycling and it provides a delightful walk on a crisp winter day.
Can you cycle the Mawddach Trail?
The Cregennen Lakes and Mawddach Trail is one of the best cycle rides in Wales combining spectacular mountain and coastal scenery. In taking these routes, you can access one of the most recognised Railway Walks in Britain and witness some of the most spectacular views around.
Is the Mawddach Trail flat?
It is, without doubt, one of the most popular walks/cycle paths in Southern Snowdonia. The whole of The Mawddach Trail is FLAT (a rarity in this area), which makes it suitable for all the family, whether on foot or two wheels.
Where does the Mawddach Trail start?
The trail starts right from the heart of the handsome grey stone town of Dolgellau, from the corner of the main car park by the bridge over the river.
Is the Mawddach Trail Dog friendly?
The Mawddach trail will tire out even the hardiest dogs. The full distance is eight miles from Dolgellau to Barmouth, but walking the first part of the route with your dog gives you gorgeous views of wildlife and the Mawddach Estuary.
Is Barmouth Bridge open for walkers?
The walkway across Barmouth Bridge has now re-opened for walkers and cyclists. Trains continue to operate normally across the bridge, however, because of flood damage near Welshpool, a replacement bus service is operating between Newtown and Shrewsbury, until further notice.
Can dogs go to Cadair Idris?
Given our location on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park you won’t be surprised to find that we are blessed with miles upon miles of dog friendly walks. Walk them up Cadair Idris, or along the Mawddach Trail or if you fancy some truly stunning views, try the Foel Ispri Accessible Dog Walk.
Why is Barmouth Bridge closed?
Barmouth Bridge is currently closed until 12 December 2021 as part of a multi million pound maintenance programme. The iconic viaduct across the Mawddach Estuary is closed during this time to trains, pedestrians and cyclists.
Is Barmouth Station open?
Barmouth station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs.
What does Cadair Idris mean in English?
Chair of Idris
‘Cadair Idris’ in English means ‘Chair of Idris’, while ‘Cader’ could also refer to an ancient fortress. It’s locally known as Cader Idris rather than Cadair, but either may be used. The most well-known tale is that if you spend the night on the mountain, you’ll end up mad or a poet.
Where is the Mawddach Trail in Snowdonia?
The Mawddach Trail follows nine miles of the old railway line from Dolgellau to Barmouth. This was in operation from 1865 until it fell victim to the Beeching cuts exactly a hundred years later in 1965. It is, without doubt, one of the most popular walks/cycle paths in Southern Snowdonia.
What makes the Mawddach Trail so special?
The whole of The Mawddach Trail is FLAT (a rarity in this area), which makes it suitable for all the family, whether on foot or two wheels. It also has beautifully varied scenery with tree-lined sections, rivers, mountain views, reed beds, wooden bridges, birds galore, an estuary, sea views and even a pub at Penmaenpool.
Is there a walk from Barmouth toll bridge to Mawddach?
The exit from Barmouth Toll Bridge to the busy A496 is very steep and joins the road on a blind corner with no footpath. Everyone needs to take care here. The Mawddach Trail is easily one of the most spectacular Railway Walks that Britain has to offer.