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Field Hike

14th - 23rd September 2024

KEY DATES FOR BWF 2024


31 May 2024 Walking Programme published online.

1 July Online Booking window opens.
10 September Online Booking Window closes.

About

About Us

Barmouth Walking Festival has been running for over 20 years introducing people to the lesser known areas of Southern Snowdonia. Each year we run a range of walks from gentle strolls to challenging full day hikes. 

 

The team is currently working to produce a full programme of walks with some evening activities.

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Basic Info

Basic Info

How Much

Social Events

Meeting Place

Each walk costs £5. There is also a £30 'Season Ticket' which gives one person access to all available walks at time of booking.

 

Payment is part of the online booking process.

There is a talk with Fish and Chip Supper on the Tuesday. There will also be a slideshow and Curry Evening on the Thursday. The team is looking at options for some of the other evenings.

Walkers meet at the "Lunchbox" cafe on the High Street, opposite Pieces for Places. They will be open from 8:30am for drinks & snacks and superb cooked breakfasts. 

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BWF24 - Updated 20 Feb 2024

The 2024 Barmouth Walking Festival runs from Saturday 14th to Monday 23rd September inclusive.

 

There will be at least three walks each day and at least two evening social events during the week. The walks are suitable for a wide range of walking experience.

 

The maximum number of walkers for each walk is 20 (excluding leaders and assistants). This is for insurance purposes.

 

KEY DATES FOR BWF 2024

 

31 May - Walking Programme published online.

1 July - Online Booking window opens.

 

10 September - Online Booking Window closes.

 

After 10 September and especially during the festival itself late entries will need to contact us directly.

Projects

Programme

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6.8
7.2
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Number
Walk Name
Grade
Date
Description
Miles
Start Time
New
Duration
Public Transport
1
Barmouth to Dolgellau
B+
16 Sep (Sat)
Ruskin described this walk as "One of the finest walks in Britain"
9.5
08:45
6 hrs
Yes
2
Three Summits of Bird Rock
B
16 Sep (Sat)
Visits the three summits and hill fort atop dramatic Bird Rock (Craig-yr-Aderyn) which dominates the dreamy Dysynni Valley
8
09:15
5
3
Celtic Rainforest
C
16 Sep (Sat)
A varied and interesting walk through the Celtic Rainforest of Coed Ganllwyd taking in waterfalls and goldmines
4
10:00
4
4
Walking the Cambrian hills south of Machynlleth
A
17 Sep (Sun)
This walk heads south into the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. At the viewpoint of Rhiw Goch it then returns following Glyndwr's Way
11
08:45
New
7+
Yes
5
Caerdeon and Sylfaen
C
17 Sep (Sun)
Starting at Caerdeon the walk explores the Caegwian woodlands with excellent vistas over the Mawddach Estuary
5
10:00
4
6
Bryniau Glo & Foel Ispri circular from Llanelltyd
B
18 Sep (Mon)
Ascending through woodland to the New precipice walk and Foel Ispri with possibly the finest views of the Mawddach Estuary
7
09:15
5
7
CADFAN WAY – Llwyngwril to Tywyn
C+
18 Sep (Mon)
Cadfan Way goes from Tywyn to Bardsey following the path of St Cadfan. This walk along the first section in churches in Llangelynin and Tywyn
9
09:45
New
6
Yes
8
Y Llethr and Diffwys
A
19 Sep (Tue)
A strenuous walk from Ffordd Gors to the summit of Diffwys
12
08:45
7.5
9
CADFAN WAY – Porthmadog to Criccieth
C+
19 Sep (Tue)
Continuing in the footsteps of St Cadfan, this walk takes in some interesting history as well as lovely scenery
8
09:45
New
6
Yes
10
Cader Idris – New Route
A+
20 Sep (Wed)
Another chance to ascend this iconic Welsh mountain by a different route from that taken earlier years
9
08:45
New
6
11
Figra & Cae Gwain circular from Farchynys
B
20 Sep (Wed)
An interesting and varied walk above Farchynys ascending through woodland passing gold mines and the “Cerrig y Cledd” or swordstone
8
09:15
5
12
Wales Coastal Path – Aberdyfi to Machynlleth
B+
21 Sep (Thu)
This the final section of the Wales Coast Path in Gwynedd and follows the Dyfi estuary inland to the first river crossing at Machynlleth
12.5
09:15
New
7
Yes
13
RSPB Reserve at Coed Garth Gell
C
21 Sep (Thu)
RSPB GarthGell is an internationally important woodland and heath nature reserve with a network of paths that the leader may vary on the day
5
09:45
5
14
Pass of Aberglaslyn and Cnicht from Beddgelert
A
22 Sep (Fri)
An alternative ascent of the Welsh mini-Matterhorn, Cnicht from Beddgelert taking in the famous Pass of Aberglaslyn and Llyn Dinas
12
08:45
7
15
Ardudwy Way Part 2 – Talybont to Harlech
B+
23 Sep (Sat)
The Ardudwy Way is a 24 mile “mid-level” walk from Barmouth to Llandecwyn. This walk is over the middle section from Talybont to Harlech
12
09:15
8
Yes
16
Coed Lletywalter and Coed Aberartro finish in the Victoria Inn
C
23 Sep (Sat)
Coed Lletwalter is aan area of Special Scientific Interest and Coed Aberartro is part of Meirioneth area of Ancient Oakwoods. Finish at the Victoria Inn for a welcome drink
5
10:00
New
4
17
Diffwys /Llethr circular from Cwm Mynach
A
24 Sep (Sun)
A testing walk from Cwm Mynach taking in the Southern Rhinogydd peaks of Diffwys and Y Lethr via Crib y Rhiw
8
08:45
6
18
Giants Head and Penmaenpool
C+
24 Sep (Sun)
A circular walk to one of our famous landmarks and return on the Mawddach Trail
7
10:00
6
19
Moel Ysgyfarnogod & Foel Penolau from Llyn Trawsfynydd
A
25 Sep (Mon)
A dramatic circular walk into the lonely Rhinogs from Llyn Trawsfynydd to reach Moel Ysgarfarnogod and craggy Foel Penolau
8.5
08:45
New
7

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