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Llwyngwril to Barmouth (linear walk) part of the Spring weekend away

Event Details

General information

We will catch the train from Barmouth to Llwyngwril and walk back along the Wales coast path, approx. 9 miles.

See details below re train times which will be checked nearer the time.

The  village of Llwyngwril is sandwiched between the hills and the sea, with the railway running close to the shore with the coastal road just inland behind which, the hills rise steeply.

It has two churches and a chapel, Salem Chapel. It is painted blue and is sometimes known as the Blue Chapel, and from the outside looks like a typical Welsh Non-conformist Chapel. However the interior is an elaborate mixture of Gothic-style features including simulated stone staircases, wood carvings, ornate ceilings, arched windows, marble fireplaces and an organ gallery complete with a plywood organ.

After a brief exploration of the village we start the walk by following a lane up and passed several standing stones and an old quarry up to Cyfannedd Fawr.

We make our way down to Fairbourne, a small resort developed in the 19th century on part of the estate belonging to the chairman of McDougalls flour.

Sadly because of climate change this area will become the first community in the UK to be abandoned.We follow the embankment before heading towards Morfa Mawddach station and then the last part of the walk takes us across the iconic Barmouth bridge.

Terrain / Difficulty

This is the coast path so there will be ups and downs but some level walking too.

Approximate Distance

9 miles

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