March 15th, 2019
Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we featured a news story about the fabulous new all-weather lifeboat at Barmouth. So, if you’re heading there soon to have a look at the new vessel, then why not try this fabulous Barmouth Walk whilst you’re there? It takes you over the iconic Barmouth Bridge and into the countryside beyond.
Where: Barmouth, Gwynedd
Distance: Approx 6 miles
Start: Car Park at seafront (From A470 take the A496 signposted for Barmouth. Follow windy road into town centre, then turn left just after passing Last Inn pub (on right) for car park. Follow road along quayside, pass boat storage and car park is on right – pay & display)
Grid Ref: SH 613 155
Map: OS Explorer 23: Cadair Idris and Bala Lake
1: Facing the sea turn left out of car park and back along promenade and quayside. After passing under railway bridge, turn right passing the Last Inn. Walk along pavement away from town. After approx 400m cross road and bear right to cross the bridge (toll payable).
2: At end of bridge, take path on left following grassy embankment then along edge of woodland. Pass behind a terrace and ignore tarmac lane on right and carry on along shore. At gate on right go through and along well defined path across marshland, then turn left when you reach old railway line.
3: Just before the crossing at Arthog Estuary leave railway path to turn right on tarmac lane. Pass car parking area then go left over stile. Follow embankment to wall then continue along path to eventually reach the main road at St Catherine’s Church. Turn left along road.
4: Pass the church then cross over to find footpath into wood; follow way markers through the trees. At top of woods cross stile then go right to reach lane. Turn right along lane heading downhill. Pass cottage then look for path on left and follow to more woodland.
5: Follow path through woods under boulders from old quarry and eventually emerge onto road by village hall. Turn right along road for approx 100 yards then take a path on left. Soon you’ll reach the old railway line again, so turn left and follow it back towards Morfa Mawddach Station. Cross the bridge again and re-trace steps back to car park.
**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. The information quoted is correct at the time of writing. Always take a map with you and be prepared for the weather for turn. Do not venture out in bad weather.