Barmouth Circular Tour via The Mawddach Trail

This 14 mile cycle tour takes you along an easy route from Barmouth on ‘The Mawddach
Trail’, a traffic free trail towards Dolgellau and returns on the opposite side of the estuary along roads to Barmouth. Cycle hire is available in Barmouth from Birmingham Garage, Church Street, Barmouth. The letters given in brackets relate to turning points shown on the map.

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Barmouth is a busy seaside resort on the west coast of Wales and has many shops, pubs, and restaurants for you to explore as well as a fine beach. William Wordsworth was a frequent visitor to the town in his day.

Starting from the car park at Barmouth Railway Station (A),leave the car park and cycle to your right along High Street. After 500 yards the road bends to the left and at this point TURN RIGHT and join the path which runs parallel to the railway line andtakes you across the estuary(B).

Cycle across the estuary and about three quarters of a mile after the bridge the railay
linebends away to the right at Morfa Mawddach Railway Station. Just before the station at the start of the bend you TURN TO THE LEFT following the path, ‘The Mawddach Trail’ (C) which takes you along the Mawddach Estuary towards Abergwynant and Dolgellau. The Mawddach Trial runs along the old disused railway line which used to run from Ruabon to Barmouth.


Continue to cycle along the Mawddach Trail as it takes you along the beautiful estuary on
your left and woodland on your right hand side as you cycle along. After five and a half
miles you come to Penmaenpool (D) where you TURN LEFT off the trail and cross the small toll bridge to the other side of the estuary. This wooden toll bridge was built in 1879

At Penmaenpool you will also find The George III Inn which was built in 1650 and you will find that the old signal box is now used by the RSPB as an onservation centre.


On the other side of the bridge cycle the short distance to the end of the lane where you come to a ‘T’ junction with the A496 (E). At the junction TURN LEFT along the A496 and
cycle along the road for five and a half miles back to Barmouth.

As you enter Barmouth the road bends to the right and takes you back on to High Street and Barmouth Railway Station. The start/end of your cycle ride.





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