Llwyngwril to Barmouth: 9.3 miles (15.0km) +387m -417m (13 October 2016)
We caught the 8:52 train from Barmouth to Lywyngwril and were walking by 9:30. Once again we were greeted by numerous knitted figures, including Shawn the Sheep.
The first 2½ miles were steadily uphill along roads and tracks taking us to an elevation of 1000 feet. At the top we had views of Fairbourne below us.
It was then another 2 miles before we were back down to sea level or in Fairbourne’s case below sea level.
Fairbourne is a small community protected by a sea wall. However, it has been decided that this area is not viable and no further money will be spent on coastal protection. it is thought that Fairbourne will disappear under the sea in about 30 years time. So it’s a good job we walked around it now.
We walked along the sea wall almost to the end and then turned inland to walk up the Mawddach estuary. The views along the estuary were stunning.
At Morfa Mawddach we came to the combined rail and footbridge and crossed the river into Barmouth where we saw this sculpture.
It was then just a short walk along the prom and back to the hotel.