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Railway Walk 2019

27/07/2019 @ 10:00 - 16:00


Join fellow supporters for a 9.5 mile walk known as the Mawddach Trail and walk the Estuary from Dolgellau to Barmouth whilst raising money for Nightingale House Hospice.

Here is a bit more about the Mawddach Trail and why it is such a beautiful walk…

The Mawddach Trail is one of the most scenic railway paths in the country, running along the spectacular and atmospheric Mawddach Estuary below the foothills of Cadair Idris. The trail follows the course of the old railway line from Barmouth to Ruabon which was open between 1869 and 1965 and was popular with Victorian holidaymakers visiting the fashionable resort of Barmouth.

The trail starts right from the heart of the handsome grey stone town of Dolgellau, from the corner of the main car park by the bridge over the river. There are views across to the hills to the north rising to over 2000ft. There are two atmospheric wooden bridges, the first a toll bridge at Penmaenpool carrying road traffic and the other at the mouth of the estuary carrying the railway line, pedestrians and cyclists into Barmouth. Here, you leave the traffic-free path and follow a short on-road section into the centre of the town.

Important information about the event…

Registration will take place at the Harbour Club in Barmouth where you will receive a cereal bar, a bottle of water, a map and your emergency contact card.

A shuttle coach will then take you, at a specified time, to the beginning of the Mawddach trail which is in Dolgellau.

You will then complete the picturesque 9.5 mile walk at your own pace.

When you finish you will need to de-register at the Harbour Club where you will receive your certificate and a complimentary voucher to go to the Mermaid Fish and Chip shop for some well deserved fish and chips.

£10 per person – under 5’s go free but still need to be registered for safety reasons. Any children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Pushchairs and dogs welcome at this event.


10:00 - 16:00
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Railway Walk
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