Mawddach Trail in Dolgellau, North Wales by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

The Mawddach Trail in Dolgellau Wales

The Mawddach Trail in Dolgellau Wales

Mawddach Trail in Dolgellau, North Wales by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

Today’s adventure took us along a flat trail along the Mawddach estuary and river.

In fact, according to the website , the trail goes along the disused railway between Dolgellau and Barmouth in Wales.

Mawddach Trail in Dolgellau, North Wales by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

Like most days so far, it was absolutely “chucking it down” with rain, but it didn’t stop us from enjoying the views.

Mawddach Trail in Dolgellau, North Wales by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

There were plenty of bridges over the river, which, because of the rains, were running at full force.

Mawddach Trail in Dolgellau, North Wales by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

Our favourite place was the end! Not just because it was the end of the walk, but because after 2.5km, we came out near Barmouth at a former train station.

And, no station is complete with its own pub! This one was called the King George III and dates  back to 1650 when it serviced the boat building industry at the time. 

Mawddach Trail in Dolgellau, North Wales by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

We had a fantastic meal and had a great time chatting with Stephen, the bar tender who even gave Daniel a bag of “crisps” to try for his quest to try new types of chips! He also helped to connect David with some people in the village who will be able to help David with his mining research.

Mawddach Trail in Dolgellau, North Wales by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

A quaint part of the area is the wooden toll bridge that goes across the river.

Mawddach Trail in Dolgellau, North Wales by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

We paid our tolls and headed home in that direction.

Mawddach Trail in Dolgellau, North Wales by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

We had a beautiful drive home along the coast, and have now warmed up with a cup of tea, ready for our next adventure!

 

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