Winding lazily along a disused railway track, the Mawddach Trail which is owned by the Snowdonia National Park Authority, follows the Mawddach estuary from Barmouth to Dolgellau. The path, having been surfaced using compacted dust, has further been developed between Penmaenpool and Dolgellau to cater for disabled users.
Awe inspiring views can be seen whilst walking and cycling the path, especially of the estuary and the spectacular Barmouth bridge. Also, hidden along the path verges and outlying land are species rich habitats such as wetland and forestry, for example Coedydd Abergwynant, a woodland adjacent to the path which is owned by the Authority.
Distance: 15.0 km / 9 miles
Approx time: 2.5 hours
Ordnance Survey Map: OS Landranger 124