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Meirionnydd Coast Walk


116 km / 72 miles
This is a walk by standing stones, stone circles and holy wells. The end of the Dyfi Valley Way is passed near the start of the Walk and the Cambrian Way is met briefly at Barmouth Railway Bridge where pedestrians pay a toll. Barmouth and Harlech are visited and the walk links with the Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path at its end.

UPDATE October 2020 - Work to start upgrading the 150 year old Barmouth Viaduct starts in September 2020. It will affect the route of the path as it goes over the viaduct across the Mawddawch Estuary. During this upgrade the bridge will be closed temporarily on certain dates.
An alternative route is being looked into for walkers on the path and will be posted on this page. If you are planning to walk in this area, we suggest you also follow Network Rail social media for updates.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SN607960 - Aberdyfi Railway Station, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Finish: SH566392 - Porthmadog Railway Station, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Walking Pages - Meirionnydd Coast Walk

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Meirionnydd Coast Walk  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch  - 2001 )


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OS Landranger Active 124, 135
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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
< 1 km
54 km
Bunk House
1 km
92 km
Bunk House
3 km
101 km

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Route Profile:

110.7 km (68.8 miles)
3,096 m (10,157 ft) ascent
461 m (1,512 ft)  maximum height

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