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The Mawddach Trail

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Address: Dolgellau to Barmouth, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau, Wales
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What a gem of a cycling trail this is. We parked at the RSPB car park (they use the old signal box as a hide) undid the bikes and were immediately on the trail - we rode down what... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our two dogs for a springtime stroll along the valley and can wholly recommend this walking trail to everyone. Would be great for wheelchair users and ideal for all abilities. The views are stupendous. Only one drawback, no dog or other waste bins, we carried our waste home but saw a few little black bags of poo left on... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a gem of a cycling trail this is. We parked at the RSPB car park (they use the old signal box as a hide) undid the bikes and were immediately on the trail - we rode down what can only be described as one of, if not the most beautiful of Welsh estuaries on this disused railway line to... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely walk with great views of the coast and inland. The toll bridge is a delight, a little potter around Barmouth at the end of the walk is a bonus..

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked from Morfa Mawddach to Dolgellau and returned the opposite way. Stunning views. Very peacefull, only met two others along the way. It is a cycle route but only one person passed me on a bike. It is wheelchair friendly and you can walk your dogs too.

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Wales, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We cycled the valley underneath Cadair, and dropped down the very steep hill to the estuary for lunch in Barmouth before returning along the trail in dipping late afternoon sun. Delightful. I rode a road bike on skinny tyres and my wife was on a hybrid - both were fine.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Superb walk on The Mawddach Trail. Breath-taking; the vista constantly changes. It's a real family path for all to enjoy - on foot, by bike, with friends or simply on your own. The reward is at the end of the trail with 1/2pint in the "First & Last Inn" to then jump on the bus back to Dolgellau

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Usk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A flat walk with hard ground surface that accommadates bikes and walkers. Toilet at start near railway line.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is one of the better conversions of old railway line into linear walkway / cycle path. it is a good 10 miles from Dolgellau to Barmouth but there are numerous points to rest along the way and, of course, you can always turn back.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A level walk and cycle track along a railway line that Beeching closed in the 1960's. Wonderful views as you walk from Dolgellau to Barmouth or vice versa, or part of the route along the river to the sea. The George 111 hotel is at the Dolgellau end as is the historic bridge and an RSPB reserve.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

It's a long walk. A really long walk! But a great walk nonetheless. We were staying in a house in the estuary and took this walk numerous times. Can get a bit muddy so some good walking boots are recommended! The walk differs depending on the tides as you can cross over to the bridge more quickly when the water... More 

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