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Mawddach Round

Gwynedd

43 km / 27 miles
The round starts at Penmaenpool Bridge on the Mawddach Estuary and ascends the lower slopes of Cadair Idris via Gweman Lake before climbing the summit via the Foxes Path. It then transverses the Cadair ridge before descending to the iconic Barmouth Bridge. The route then follows the northern side of the estuary over the grassy slopes of Llanlech and onto the summit of Diffwys. The return to the start is via a steep descent into Cwn Mynach.

This is a very demanding route with over 7000ft of ascent. It should not be undertaken without good navigational skills. It should not be confused with other routes in the same area.

A limited downloadable route guide is available from the link below.

The route is based on that of David Pritchard, a keen fell-runner and long-time visitor to the estuary, celebrating his 50th ascent of each mountain ("Why not do the two together?") and very nearly served as a celebration of his own 50th year.

It is David's opinion that clockwise is the best way to tackle the route.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Very Challenging
Moorland
Mountain
Start and Finish: SH694184 - Penmaenpool, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Mawddach Estuary walking - Mawddach Round

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF Mawddach Round  (Mawddach Estuary  - 2010 ) Download

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
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OS Landranger Active 124
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Ffynnon  (bookable online)
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Ivy House  (bookable online)
2 Km
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Aber Cottage Guesthouse  (bookable online)
2 Km
3 Km
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Dolgun Uchaf  (bookable online)
4 Km
3 Km
Self-catering
Cader View & Arran Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
3 Km
Camp Site
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3 Km
Bunk House
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3 Km
Bunk House
4 Km
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Helmau Cottages  (bookable online)
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Tyddyn Mawr  (bookable online)
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Gwesty Minffordd Hotel  (bookable online)
2 Km
8 Km
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Dolffanog Fawr  (bookable online)
3 Km
8 Km
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Pen-Y-Bont Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
8 Km
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Maes y Wennol  (bookable online)
3 Km
15 Km
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Nantcaw Fawr Farm  (bookable online)
5 Km
16 Km
Self-catering
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19 Km
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Plas Y Nant  (bookable online)
5 Km
19 Km
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Gwril View  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
23 Km
Self-catering
Bryn Melyn Apartments  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
23 Km
Self-catering
Penbryn Mynach Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
23 Km
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Glandwr Mill  (bookable online)
1 Km
25 Km
Self-catering
Bryn Annas Chalet  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
25 Km
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Beautiful Wales  (bookable online)
2 Km
26 Km
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Talarfor  (bookable online)
2 Km
26 Km
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Llwyndu Farmhouse  (bookable online)
3 Km
26 Km
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Marians Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
4 Km
30 Km

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Downloads:

GPX Route File
MemoryMap Route File
Tracklogs Route File

Route Profile:

42.4 Km (26.3 miles)
2,175 m (7,136 ft) ascent
868 m (2,848 ft)  maximum height

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