Cycling in Wales – The Mawddach Trail in Pictures…

The trail following the line of the old railway track along the southern shore of the Mawddach Estuary from Dolgellau to Barmouth, known as the Mawddach Trail, surely ranks among the best bike rides in Wales and is all the more appealing on account of its ease. If you ride all the way from Dolgellau it’s 9.5 miles or 15km each way but as our party included an eight year old and a five year old who had not long learned to ride; I figured that the 13 mile return trip from Penmaenpool on the A493 was plenty and both handled this easily. The main appeal of this route is the variety of views throughout which take in woodland, mountain and sea shore and finish with a spectacular crossing of the estuary on the wooden boards of the Barmouth Bridge… originally published at Travel Stories and Short Adventures

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The bridge at Penmaenpool where we started the Mawddach Trail

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The trail is suitable for all ages and the smallest one led most of the way

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The trail passes through patches of woodland as it heads west

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Across the estuary are the southern slopes of the Rhinog mountain range

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Distant views of the Barmouth Bridge

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Spurred on by the thought of the Bridge over the Sea

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A rest stop not far from the Barmouth Bridge

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The Barmouth Bridge in sight –Β  the surface is wooden boards – easy to ride on

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View of Cadair Idris from the Barmouth Bridge crossing

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Looking up the estuary towards Dolgellau from the bridge

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Boats in Barmouth Harbour and views to Cardigan Bay with Fairbourne ahead

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Coming into Barmouth on the far side of the bridge

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About Pete Buckley

I'm Pete Buckley the UK based indie author of "The Colonel of Krasnoyarsk" a high speed adventure thriller in which the reader is introduced to Russian Agent Colonel Yuri Medev and Jim Bergman of the FBI who must overcome political differences and work together to defeat a dangerous enemy - perhaps some of our politicians should read it to find out how. I have just finished the next Yuri Medev adventure entitled "The Kirov Conspiracy" due for release soon, while previously I wrote a couple of travel stories about various wonderful places such as New Zealand and the Swiss Alps. Aside from writing, travel has always been a big inspiration with hiking, biking and the outdoors taking up much of my time when I'm not looking after the kids. Thanks for visiting.
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3 Responses to Cycling in Wales – The Mawddach Trail in Pictures…

  1. maureenrose7 says:

    Wow! what a day, great photos too. Looks like a great place for a ride for sure! πŸ™‚

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