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NEW Mawddach Trail Barmouth to Dolgellau (SR)

SKU Walk04


Ascent (Feet) : N/A


We will cross the Barmouth Bridge and as we head towards Dolgellau, we'll take time to reflect on the old railway branch line and shipbuilding history of Barmouth. Large parts of the estuary are Sites of Special Scientific Interest and we will talk about the nature here too.


When we get to Penmaenpool we will read Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem 'Penmaenpool' and imagine the scene back in the 1870s, which is almost the same as it is today. We will try to identify the surrounding mountains described in the poem before a coffee, or even a beer at The George, to toast Hopkins and the generations of his fellow students who rowed up the estuary to this point. Those who sign up for Barmouth - The Jesuit Connection will realise the significance of all this!


Walkers may leave the walk here by crossing the toll-bridge to the bus stop on the other side of the estuary. The rest can continue to Dollgellau and maybe, after afternoon tea, take one of the later buses back to Barmouth.

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Start Time



9.5 Miles


6 Hours

Public Transport


Dog Friendly?


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