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barmouth area

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on 11 may two of us over 70 yrs old stay in barmouth area until 18th may can you give us any idea what lovely walks in area or forest and lakes or art galleries to see anything which may be open this week any waterfalls in area or markets or theatres

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There is the railway walk to Dolgellau:

mawddachtrail.co.uk/railway-walk-barmouth.ht…

Near Dolegllau are the ruins of Cymer Abbey:

http://www.castlewales.com/cymer.html

Also have a look at Coed y Brenin Forest just a short drive away:

forestry.gov.uk/website/recreation.nsf/LUWeb…

Go into the Visitor Centre when you arrive as thy will be able to advise you on the best walks and may have maps.

Download a copy of the Waterfalls and Goldmines Trail guide on the right hand side of this page:

forestry.gov.uk/website/ourwoods.nsf/LUWebDo…

For a bit of fun there is the Fairbourne Railway:

http://www.fairbournerailway.com/

A bit further away is theatr Harlech. Check out their website:

http://www.theatrharlech.com/index_en.php

and if you visit Harlech, don't miss the ruins of the castle:

http://www.castlewales.com/harlech.html

There is the Oriel Gallery in Barmouth:

http://www.orielgallery.co.uk/

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I am assuming a car? Sorry - if not you can get to some of these places by bus.

If you like an old church there is the one half buried in the sand at Llandanwg but you cant go in, and before that, at Llanaber there is a beautiful cliff-top church - really old inside. The other way, before Bont ddu there is an unusual Italian style church up a short steep lane to the left - its a hairpin so you have to drive past and turn round. Further on there is a ruined Abbey just before you come into Dolgellau - which is a great town to stroll around.

For Walks you will probably easily find Cwm Bychan behind Llanbedr, which can get busy - but its delightful, old oak woods and the river and lake, and at least one accessible waterfall, by the road on the left before you reach the lake. If you are energetic walkers and you have the 1:25000 map you will get off the beaten path quickly and may see Mountain Goats around here, in the country to the north, at least I have.

In behind Llanbedr there is a well known waterfall but its hard to give directions to - I really would recommend the OS 1:25,000 leisure map which has that kind of attraction marked and also footpaths.

You can drive up onto the dome behind Harlech, park up and walk on the level - the views are terrific.

In May the rhoddedendrons are in flower and so you might like to have a look round Tan y Bwlch just past Maentwrog - thats a longer drive. Church at Maentwrog is good. The level walk around the lake there is lovely. You can go in the Plas grounds which are nice enough. Two good pubs.

Nearer at hand park at Ynys just beyond Harlech and walk along the estuary beach with views of Portmeirion. There is a tidal mill which I think might still work (but you have to get there at the right time.) There is a nice very old (small) house open to the public near there - on the old road back to Harlech on the right. I think its called Las ynys fawr, or something similar.

Just past Ynys, turn left at Talsarnau and park at the end by the station (or take the train from Barmouth!). You can walk out on the salt marsh here at low tide to an island but be very careful - you need to know what you are doing with the water and the sand - it comes in very fast. Walk out when it is still going out please and dont fall asleep!.

Turn Right at Talsarnau and you go up very steeply and down to a small lake and then to your left up again - you can park and walk on the levelish to Llyn Tecwyn - lovely.

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thank you so much for all your help i am sure it will be invaluable to us this time when we visit barmouth

thanks a million

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irene p was me but i couldnt remember it so ive changed my passwork now to pickering 123

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There is Ebeneezers arts and craft centre , coffee shop and restuarent , next door to the amazing fat Buddha shop both a must visit in Barmouth . Also if you are in to antiques there is marine house antique shop run by tim , himself an antique :) .

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You can find a constantly updated list of things going on by following either of these links;

http://www.barmouth.info/What's-on-this-month-in-Barmouth-and-the-area.html

http://www.mawddachestuary.co.uk/events.html

Regards

John Jones

www.barmouth.info

Edited: 15 June 2013, 15:53
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You can find a constantly updated list of things going on by following either of these links;

barmouth.info/Whats-on-this-month-in-Barmout…

http://www.mawddachestuary.co.uk/events.html

Regards

John Jones

www.barmouth.info

Edited: 15 June 2013, 15:55
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