Barmouth Panorama Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 15
2024

19 people attending

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Jun 14 at 18:00:00
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6 miles with a total of 1900' of height gain . Uneven terrain, steep steps.

This 6 mile circular walk take you high above the town and on a clear day affords glorious views across the bay of Tremadog towards distant mountains on the Lleyn Peninsular, south towards Pembrokeshire, the Cadir Idris range and the whole of the Mawdach Estuary and the viaduct.

Initally we will climb the zig zag steps and paths out of town to a flag post at 'The Rock' . We then walk north following the Cambrian Way LDP onto higher ground in the Rhinog mountains - a very wild landscape. The return heads down through forest to re-enter the town via another amazing view point.  We will end the walk at the atmospheric and famous 'Last Inn' . 

The coastal town of Barmouth (also known as Abermaw and Y bermo) sits at the mouth of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary in NW Wales. The Rhinog mountains and sea define the size and shape of the town.  The vast and sandy estuary is one of Eryri National Park’s most scenic areas. The area was also home to some of Snowdonia’s rich industrial past. On the estuary’s northern shore, the historic Clogau gold mine sits high above the village of Bontddu. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Mawddach was also home to a busy shipbuilding industry. 

The spectacular Barmouth Bridge is a Grade II* listed single-track wooden railway viaduct stretching 820 meters across the mouth of the estuary is nationally famous. It has recently undergone the biggest restoration in its history. 

There's lots more to do in this area. The next day there is another walk nearby Dollgellau-orginal-precipice-walk .   If you are making a weekend of it, why not consider booking onto the Shell Island Camping weekend event too.  You could also message on the event forum below and arrange meet-ups. Message the event leader for advice about other places to stay, eat, camping etc and local public transport options.

All photos: AndyM, event leader. NB these are drone shots and do not represent the views seen on the walk, though these won't disappoint.

Bad Weather This event may be altered or cancelled if persistent heavy rain or poor visibility is forecast - you will be notified by at least 18:00 hours the night before in this case

Dogs are welcome to join us on this event but please note the following:
This route passes through areas with livestock.  Your dog needs to be well behaved or on a lead, and it must not affect other member's enjoyment of the event.  There may be styles to carry your dog across. Your dog needs to have the stamina to keep up with the group. 

Why not stay over and make a weekend of it? We have the Shell Island camp that weekend nearby, one of our most popular events! 

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https://www.outdoorlads.com/my-first-event

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