Mawddach Trail

Family Cycling

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Mawddach Trail

Family Cycling

The Mawddach Trail is a much celebrated cycle route which runs along the southern edge of the dramatic Mawddach estuary. The route links the charming market town of Dolgellau and the pleasant seaside town of Barmouth via a disused railway track.

The route is mostly flat, although there are some inclined sections close to Dolgellau. Nonetheless, it is quite a long route requiring approximately four hours for a return there-and-back journey. It can, of course, be shortened for a less challenging trip by joining at a choice of points along the way, such as Pont y Wernddu, Penmaenpool, Arthog or Morfa Mawddach.
The highlight of the route is the crossing of the impressive 1km long railway bridge over the mouth of the estuary into Barmouth. Nonetheless, throughout the route there are significant points of interest. For example, the RSPB observatory at Penmaenpool and the RSPB reserve at Arthog Bog offer absorbing diversions where all manner of wonderful plants, flowers, butterflies and birds can be seen.
In Dolgellau, the cycleway follows the side of the river on the edge of Cae Marion; this is the site of the annual Sesiwn Fawr music festival, a popular Welsh and international music event.

Approach:

The route is traditionally started from the car park just downstream of the main bridge (Bont Fawr) over the River Wnion on the north side of Dolgellau town centre.


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Safety & Access

The publisher of this website accepts no responsibility for the way in which readers use the information contained therein. The descriptions and recommendations are for guidance only and must be subject to discriminating judgement by the reader. Advice and training should be sought before utilising any equipment or techniques mentioned within the text or shown in any of the photographic images. Cycling and mountain biking are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

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