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Snowdonia Railway Walk

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Snowdonia Railway Walk
This railway walk follows a line that was actually built to bring tourists here in the first place.

In the 1860s the race to control a route to the Welsh coast began. This saw the English Great Western Railway build a line through Wales as far as Dolgellau, the walk’s start point.

Out of Dolgellau you follow the river towards the head of the Mawddach Estuary. From here the old railway makes its own path across the reed bed and flood plains to meet the River Mawddach at Penmaenpool Bridge.

You join a long curve in the path to arrive at Barmouth Junction, the final landmark before the stunning approach to the town across Barmouth Bridge.

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".

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