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Meirionnydd Group

The Meirionnydd Ramblers are a friendly and welcoming group. We offer regular and varied walks in the wonderful countryside in and around southern Snowdonia.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

The Mawddach Way is a high level walk, including three ascents, which follows the flow of the river towards the sea, though views of the Mawddach are intermittent. (It is not to be confused with the low level Mawddach Trail.) From Taicynhaeaf we commence a steep ascent almost immediately towards Garth Gell farm. The route then descends gently following a mining incline past the former workings of the Clogau Gold Mines. Further on we cross the Figra Bridge where the gold was processed. We follow Afon Hirgwm up towards Banc-y-Fran where the old carriage road to Harlech branches off to the right. This is indicated by a milestone which is somewhat weathered but we will be able to see that we are following the old summer carriage road to Tal y Bont. The route takes us to the Cerrig Arthur stone circle where we start the last ascent of the day over Bwlch y Llan. From the Bwlch we take a winding path towards Dinas Olau, where we descend steeply down steps to Barmouth.

Tuesday, 2 July 2024
Meeting time:
9:15 am
Start time:
9:45 am
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
15.3km / 9.5mi
Ascent:
725m / 2379ft
Type:
linear

Group grade C+

Please contact the leader in the event of bad weather

Meeting point

Grid reference:
SH 61261 15770
Nearest postcode:
LL42 1LR
what3words:
recorders.bronze.breathed
Meeting time:
9:15 am

Jubilee Road bus stop, Barmouth, for 09:32 T3 bus

Starting point

Grid reference:
SH 69000 19101
Nearest postcode:
xxxx
what3words:
open.optimists.composer
Start time:
9:45 am

A496 at Taicynhaeaf junction

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SH 61300 15801
Nearest postcode:
xxxx
what3words:
nibbles.mills.desk
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm

Barmouth

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking