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Walking the Mawddach Trail

The Mawddach Trail's walking route winds for 9.5 miles (15km) along the disused railway track along the edge of the spectacular Mawddach estuary in Southern Snowdonia. Whilst the trail can be joined at several points it starts at the picturesque market town of Dolgellau and finishes by crossing the iconic railway bridge over the mouth of the estuary into Barmouth.

The almost exclusively traffic–free route, which is owned by the Snowdonia National Park, is clearly marked, and can be easily followed.  It is essentially flat, has a fairly even surface and for most of its length is at least 3 metres wide, and as such it is suitable for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 

The trail goes from Dolgellau (starting at the car park besides the bridge) to Barmouth and can be joined at several points, including Pont y Wernddu, Penmaenpool/Taicynhaeaf, Arthog and Morfa Mawddach.  Bus services run on either side of the estuary, and there are train stations at Morfa Mawddach and Barmouth.