Dolgellau, the ‘B’ party walk

Last Sunday I was out with Crosby Rambling Club. We visited Dolgellau and I did the B walk, a steady 9.5 miles.

We left the town heading south west along a minor road and then a track to reach Gellilwyd  where we could thankfully leave the hard surfaces and stride out across open land. The day had turned out fine and visibility was perfect with Cader Idris dominating the view to the south.


We walked through some woodland to reach the beautiful lake of Llyn Gwernan where we stopped for lunch.

098 Llyn Gwernan

We continued south to a camp site and then turned to head for  Hafod Dywyll and the nearby Youth Hostel at Kings. I remember staying there in 1960.


WE were now travelling down the River Gwynant Valley using a partially overgrown path but which kept us away from the road.

We followed the River Gwynant all the way down to the Mawddach Estuary.

210 Mawddach estuary

It was now easy walking along the Mawddach Trail, an old railway track. It is also a cycling track and you had to be very aware of cycling speeding past.

212 Along the Mawddach Trail


We paused by the Penmaenpool toll bridge for a quick drink from our water bottles but were moved on by ‘the management’ of the local pub. No picnicking close to the premises.


We turned to Dolgellau with plenty of time for refreshments. Mine was a pint of Wizard Ale.

An interesting day out in a part of the country where I have not walked too often.


About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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