February 26th, 2018
What a wonderful weekend of weather we’re having – bright blue and clear skies for most of Wales. And while the temperatures are a little on the chilly side, it’s possible to wrap up warm with lots of layers and enjoy some of the fantastic winter sun. So, why not try one of our lovely weekend walks? Today we’re heading down to Barmouth – for a walk with absolutely stunning views over the estuary and to the mountains beyond. Have fun!
Where: Barmouth, Gwynedd
Distance: Approx 3.5 miles
Start: Panorama Car Park (leave the A496 Dolgellau Road at the eastern end of Porkington Terrace for Panorama Road. Follow this to the Snowdonia National Park car park). Postcode for sat nav is LL42 1DX (approx)
Grid Ref: SH 625 166
Maps: OS Explorer: OL 23 Cadair Idris & Bala Lake
1: Continue through car park along lane ahead, passing ‘No Through Road’ sign. Follow lane for approx mile and over a small stream. Shortly, bear right through gate for stony track towards barn. Walk behind barn, through gate into field.
2: Cross field, bearing right and near wall to walk downhill through gate. Continue along path through woodland. When you reach way-marker, bear right and continue along path over three stiles/gates. Bear left after third stile and near path junction. Follow path downhill to pass pylon.
3: Walk through gates near house and old chapel, then continue ahead and downhill at lane.
Soon, leave lane at left bend, turning right for narrow track between two walls. At junction bear right uphill, soon passing ruins on left.
4: Eventually turn left through gate for Panorama Walk. Follow the clear path and complete the circuit back to the gate. Turn left out of it and follow path to further gate and continue along the track through fields to meet gate onto lane. Turn right for car park
Points of Interest
1: The Barmouth Panorama walk is one of the area’s most famous walks. In the 19th century a penny was charged to visit the Panorama Gardens, but today, entry is free.
2: Barmouth harbour is the starting point for the famous Three Peaks Yacht race, where competing teams of sailors and runners race to sail between, and then run up Britain’s highest peaks.
**Please note that these directions are for guidance only. The Oakeley Arms can accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use of this information. Always take a map with you and be prepared for the weather for turn. Do not venture out in bad weather and always take care with coastal tides.