Barmouth to Penmaenpool Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on June 23, 2013    No ratings yet.

Barmouth to Penmaenpool Walk

Further Details

Route Summary:

Route Start Location: Barmouth to Penmaenpool

16.7 km 688 m 5

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


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Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

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Barmouth to Penmaenpool Walk

On the opposite side of the Mawddach, there’s the easy option of following the Mawddach Trail to Penmaenpool. This route however takes in a much more challenging route along the southern flanks of the wild Rhinogydd instead, following old coach and drover’s routes across ancient passes.

On the way, you’ll pass the famous Clogau Gold Mine – and there really is “gold in them thar hills”. You can then return via the Mawddach Trail to the start.

The Route


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Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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