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Barmouth circular including — part of weekend away

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This is a circular walk starting in Barmouth and going up and over the Hill behind.

The start is up 100 steep (ish) steps and then through some greenery and behind some houses and onto a quiet road.

We then join The Panorama walk and into Panorama gardens laid out in the Victorian era. It is now a grade 2 Registered Park and Garden.

There is a fantastic view from here.

We rejoin the road going up, up, up, all the while until we come to Gellifawr a small farm, high up and in the middle of nowhere.

We then start our gradual descent looking down to the sea.

Then we come back over the Hill, starting a gradual descent through the  atmospheric ruined buildings of Cell Fechan--this area looks to have had a very interesting history if only buildings could talk-- making our way on a grassy zig zag path down to the centre of Barmouth with an optional add on, to Raven Rock, Craig Y Gigfran,  where there is a memorial in honour of those who gave their lives during the First World War---see photo with Welsh flag above.

The intended walk is 6 miles with a climb of 650 metres.

There is a shorter walk of 5 miles with a climb of 450 metres possible, if weather is inclement, with bad visibility etc or if people need to get away.I would estimate that the shorter 5 mile walk will take about 3.5 hours, including a few stops.

Obviously this walk goes steeply up and steeply down, walking sticks very helpful.

Hopefully we'll have time for some light refreshments in a cafe in Barmouth at the end of the walk.


Terrain / Difficulty

Steep up and steep down but on good wide paths.

Approximate Distance

5 miles

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