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Yellow Buzzard logoTaith Ardudwy Way


39 km / 24 miles
Taith Ardudwy Way is a well signposted upland pathway of 24 miles from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north. The route is divided into three sections, each with a leaflet; Southern: Barmouth to Tal y Bont (8 miles); Central: Tal y Bont to Harlech (13 miles); Northern: Harlech to Llandecwyn (12 miles).

The Way traverses Ardudwy, an ancient commote, an administrative area in the Middle Ages. It visits each of the parishes bordering Cardigan Bay and crosses the geological formation of Cambrian Rocks, amongst the oldest in Wales, known as the Harlech Dome. The Way is chosen to take in some of the best coastal and mountain views in Wales, visiting prehistoric sites and it offers the chance to see the varied vegetation and rare birds of the area.

The Way is mostly on quiet lanes, tracks, and pathways all of which are waymarked with the Buzzard logo. Leaflets for the route, with more information together with maps and route instructions, may be downloaded free from the website listed below. Links are described from the main route to Tal y Bont and Harlech to walk the route in the three sections, enabling options. This is mainly an elevated route with no facilities once the starting points are left.


Waymark: Yellow Buzzard logo
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Yellow Buzzard logo
Attributes: Very Challenging
Start: SH612158 - Barmouth, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Finish: SH621375 - Llandecwyn, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Taith Ardudwy Way Mawddach Estuary walking - Taith Ardudwy Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Ardudwy Way - Southern Section  (Ardudwy Partnership ) Download
External download Ardudwy Way - Central section  (Ardudwy Partnership ) Download
External download Ardudwy Way - Northern Section  (Ardudwy Partnership ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 124
OS Landranger Active 124
OS Explorer 18, 23
OS Explorer Active 18, 23

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
< 1 km
4 km
Bunk House
< 1 km
24 km
Bunk House
2 km
37 km

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Route Profile:

36.2 km (22.5 miles)
1,416 m (4,646 ft) ascent
461 m (1,512 ft)  maximum height

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