Cycle Route:Lôn Mawddach / Mawddach Route at Dolgellauadd to shortlist

Dolgellau

Dolgellau

Dolgellau

Cycle Route, free entry

Southern Snowdonia,
LL40 1PS

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Details

The Mawddach Trail is flat and totally traffic free, making for a superb 18 mile return trip.The route follows the course of the old railway line from Dolgellau to Barmouth. With the Rhinog hills on one side and Cadair Idris on the other, this trail ia a delight for both walkers and cyclists.

The trail has picnic areas, viewpoints and little nature reserves. For birdwatchers the former signal box at the old station at Penmaenpool has been converted into an attractive RSPB observatory.

Approaching Barmouth, the route crosses the three quarter mile long railway bridge over the mouth of the Mawddach estuary

Start: the car park on the right of the bridge at the entrance into Dolgellau
(Grid Ref: 727179 OS map 50,000 No 124 Porthmadog and Dolgellau).

There is also free parking alongside the trail at Penmaenpool and some people may like to start the ride there (Grid Ref: 695185).

The trail finishes at the end of the railway bridge at the beginning of Barmouth. Almost everyone who does the trail visits the resort. Turn Left at the main road, taking care as it is often busy, or one can dismount and walk on the pavement - the harbour is only a few yards away.

After the harbour Barmouth has a long sea front. Cycling is permitted on the promenade, though this is narrow and crowded during the season: experienced cyclists may prefer the road which is not too busy and fairly wide.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 16 - Sun 18 Jul Sesiwn Fawr

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Southern Snowdonia,
LL40 1PS

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SH 728177  Lat: 52.74254 Long: -3.88530

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A458 from Shrewsbury to Mallwyd, then A470.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Barmouth station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
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