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14th - 23rd September 2024

Booking closes on 10th September

About Us

During the last 20 years Barmouth Walking Festival has been encouraging visitors to experience the beauty of South Eryri on foot, guided by experienced and knowledgeable leaders.

 

This year is no exception, offering a varied programme of walks ranging from a challenging all day hike to a walk for relaxation and mindfulness. This year also sees the return of the popular Photographic Walk and Workshop as well as our Woodland Trust walk.

Other Festival Events

We understand that after a hard day's walking, many of you appreciate the opportunity to get together with other walkers, friends and family.On offer this year, we have the brilliant Fish & Chip Supper, back by popular demand. This will also include an entertaining and informative talk by an expert, and author, on the local area.We will also be hosting an informal Reception for all Walkers, Buffet Meal with Murder Mystery, a Music Evening, starring Nashville group “Willow Hall” and a Curry Evening with slideshow provided by local photographer Helen Iles.See event list for details by clicking the ‘Book’ button at the top of this page.

Registration

Walkers meet at the “Carousal” Cafe at least 15 minutes before their walk departure time. Departure times are listed against each walk below.The cafe will open at 7.30 for the Festival so that walkers can take advantage of their superb cooked breakfasts as well as snacks and drinks for the day ahead. 

Choosing Your Walks

 

Grades, distance, times and ascent are provided for guidance only and may be subject to change if conditions determine.
The Grading guide below will help you select the walks that are right for you.

Grade A+        Extremely hard & strenuous. Experienced walkers only.
Grade A          Hard
Grade B+        Moderately hard
Grade B          Moderate
Grade C+        Easy moderate
Grade C          Easier

Booking Your Walks

 

Scroll down this page for a full list of the walks and use the Grade & Date filters to narrow your search as required, or alternatively click the ‘Book’ button at the top of this page.  Please read the description of each walk carefully and note its grade to ensure you are fit enough to participate. (please refer to Grading Guide above)

You must only book your own walks and you will need to read and accept our Terms & Conditions prior to completion. You cannot book walks for anyone else.

 

If you wish to bring your dog, please check walk details for suitability before booking. (Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times).  It is worth noting that not all public transport will take dogs and you are advised to check this with the relevant transport company before booking your walks.


All walks are priced at £5 (excluding those on Monday 23rd September which are FREE).  Bookings can be made using credit or debit card and payment will be taken at the time of booking.  Bookings will be confirmed by email.

 

*If you need to amend your booking please email hello@barmouthwalkingfestival.co.uk with your booking reference and details of the change you wish to make.  Requests for refunds will be considered by the Organisers and repayments made at their discretion. 

Make sure you’re prepared for your walk

 

Please download and ensure you understand our Guidance for Walkers before you book.

Programme

Click on a walk title for more information and to book

Public Transport Needed

Suitable for Dogs

Not Suitable for Dogs

Number
Walk Name
Date
Grade
Distance
Duration
Start Time
Walk01
Aran Fawddwy and Aran Benllyn from Cwm Cywarch (GG)
14 Sep (Sat)
A
11 Miles
8 Hours
08:45
Walk02
Dolgellau to Barmouth (SC)
14 Sep (Sat)
B+
10 Miles
5 Hours
09:15
Walk03
Woodland Trust and Llanbedr Beer Festival (MD)
14 Sep (Sat)
C
5 Miles
5 Hours
09:30
Walk04
NEW Mawddach Trail Barmouth to Dolgellau (SR)
14 Sep (Sat)
C
9.5 Miles
6 Hours
10:00
Walk05
“The big’un” (JB)
15 Sep (Sun)
A+
24 Miles
10+ hours
06:30
Walk06
NEW Llandecwyn Loop (RWE)
15 Sep (Sun)
B+
11 Miles
5 Hours
09:30
Walk07
What 3 Words Wander (PH)
15 Sep (Sun)
C
Who knows!
3 Hours
12:30
Walk08
Woodland Trust Walk (MD)
15 Sep (Sun)
C
5 Miles
5 Hours
10:00
Walk09
The Rhinogydd 'Badlands' (DT)
16 Sep (Mon)
A
5.5 Miles
5 Hours
08:45
Walk10
NEW Aberdyfi to Machynlleth Coastal Path (SR)
16 Sep (Mon)
B
13 Miles
7 Hours
10:00
Walk11
NEW Mindfulness (DiF&PT)
16 Sep (Mon)
C
4 Miles
3.5 Hours
10:00
Walk12
Y Llethr and Diffwys from Cors Y Gedol (SC)
17 Sep (Tue)
A
12 Miles
7 Hours
08:45
Walk13
Panorama & Passes (PD)
17 Sep (Tue)
B
8 Miles
6 Hours
09:15
Walk14
Footsteps to Fairbourne (CR)
17 Sep (Tue)
C/C+
7 Miles
5 Hours
10:00
Walk15
Moelwyns from Tanygrisau (AT)
18 Sep (Wed)
A
8 Miles
6 Hours
08:45
Walk16
Harlech Three Peaks (RMT)
18 Sep (Wed)
B+
10.5 Miles
5 Hours
09:15
Walk17
Barmouth’s Growth as a Holiday Town - Residents and Visitors (JH)
18 Sep (Wed)
C
4 Miles
5 Hours
10:00
Walk18
Talybont Round (DiF&PT)
18 Sep (Wed)
C
7 Miles
4 Hours
10:00
Walk19
Garn Fach and Y Garn from George lll, Penmaenpool (GG)
19 Sep (Thu)
A
11.5 Miles
8 Hours
08:45
Walk20
Kiwi Memorial Walk (PD)
19 Sep (Thu)
B+
12.5 Miles
7 Hours
09:15
Walk21
Afon Ysgethin Photography Walk (HI)
19 Sep (Thu)
C
5.5 Miles
5 Hours
10:00
Walk22
Afon Ysgethin and into the hills (JS & PS)
19 Sep (Thu)
C
7.5 miles
4.5 Hours
10:00
Walk23
NEW Conquering Cadair Idris (DF)
20 Sep (Fri)
A
8 Miles
6.5 Hours
08:45
Walk24
NEW Beddgelert Belter (RWE)
20 Sep (Fri)
B+
12 Miles
6 Hours
09:30
Walk25
NEW Barmouth's Jesuit Connection (A Poet, a Sailor and Others!) (SR)
20 Sep (Fri)
C
4 Miles
4.5 Hours
10:00
Walk26
Four Lakes and a Waterfall (SPB)
21 Sep (Sat)
A
8 Miles
6 Hours
08:45
Walk27
Dolgellau Quaker Trail (Llwybyr y Crynwyr) (SR)
21 Sep (Sat)
B
6.5 Miles
5 Hours
09:15
Walk28
Benar Beach - Shell Island - Llanbedr Circular (JS & PS)
21 Sep (Sat)
C/C+
10 Miles
5 Hours
10:30
Walk29
Arenig Fawr (AT)
22 Sep (Sun)
A
7 Miles
5 Hours
08:45
Walk30
Bag a Meirionnydd Marilyn (RT)
22 Sep (Sun)
B+
12 Miles
6 Hours
09:15
Walk31
Above Barmouth and Beyond (MD)
22 Sep (Sun)
C
5 Miles
5 Hours
10:00
Walk32
Game of Stones (SPB)
23 Sep (Mon)
A
9 Miles
7 Hours
08:45
Walk33
Penmaenpool to Giant's Head (DM)
23 Sep (Mon)
C
7 Miles
6 Hours
10:00

Address: Barmouth Walking Festival c/o 2 Blueberry Drive, Mickleover, Derby DE3 0HL

Email: hello@barmouthwalkingfestival.co.uk

Tel: 07581 700877

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