Wales: Fairbourne, Gwynedd
Distance: 11.5km/7 miles
Type: Rail ramble, coastal
Where: Linear walk from Fairbourne to Barmouth, Vvia Felga Fawr, Fegla Fach and Morfa Mawddach
Start: Fairbourne (SH614129).
End: Barmouth (SH612158).
Terrain: Mainly flat terrain with one small incline. Mostly grassy paths (muddy when wet), with some stiles.
Maps: OS Explorer OL23; Landranger 124
This beautiful linear walk highlights a veritable chocolate box of iconic Welsh scenery. With views of Cadair Idris, the Rhinogydd, Barmouth Bridge, the Mawddach Estuary and Cardigan Bay – it’s a real feast for the senses. The route meanders through Fairbourne, then alongside the Fairbourne Steam Railway and old GWR Ruabon-to-Barmouth branch line (now part of the Mawddach Trail). t continues around Fegla Fawr, before crossing the Barmouth Bridge, following the Cambrian Coast line. On a fine day the panoramic views are superb, so don’t forget your camera!
Click below to see a route profile and view the route on an Ordnance Survey map