The Wales Coast Path crosses Barmouth Bridge and the Mawddach Estuary on the pedestrian walkway adjacent to the Cambrian Coast Railway. There are truly magnificent views of the Mawddach Estuary here and Barmouth Bridge forms the southernmost part of the Mawddach Trail, a walkway/cycleway between Dolgellau and Barmouth following the disused track of the Ruabon Railway.
On the southern side of Barmouth Bridge, just before Morfa Mawddach Railway Station, the Wales Coast Path heads west along the seashore to the miniature Fairbourne Railway, then south towards the village of Fairbourne. The Path crosses the Cambrian Coast Railway line and the A493 and then heads uphill easterly to a point just north of the Blue Lake. The Path then heads eastwards, before returning in a south-westerly direction, passing several standing stones and hut circles, before descending into the village of Llwyngwril. There are splendid views over Cardigan Bay towards Barmouth and the Llyn Peninsula.
South of Llwyngwril the Wales Coast Path skirts the ruins of Castell y Baer (not to be confused with the nearby Castell y Bere). The Path then heads southerly towards the Afon Dysynni before turning easterly towards Pont Dysynni (Dysynni Bridge) and then following the eastern side of the Afon Dysynni towards Tywyn.
GEOCACHING - a 21st Century Treasure Hunt Seek out a hidden geocache with a smartphone or GPS (Global Positioning System). There are hundreds of geocaches hidden along the Wales Coast Path. For a full list of sites visit www.geocachingwales.com and select North West Wales & Anglesey.