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.
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.
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.
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.