Wales Coast Path Meirionnydd

Meirionnydd

Barmouth Bridge © Visit Wales

Barmouth Bridge © Visit Wales

Situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park this 70 mile/113 km shorter section of the Wales Coast Path takes you from the harbour town of Porthmadog, with its maritime history, down to Cardigan Bay ending at Machynlleth in mid Wales. It is possible to link to Glyndŵr's Way at Machynlleth.  A truly coastal section, especially from Harlech and its fine medieval castle, this walk takes in vast and expansive beaches, but also offers interesting coastal plains, some hilly sections and challenging woodland, where some of Snowdonia’s finest peaks come into view.  The walk ends at the historic market town of Machynlleth.

Porthmadog to Machynlleth Package WCPM 1  -

7 nights  6 days walking

£565 per person (sharing).

Mawddach Estuary

Mawddach Estuary in Autumn © Visit Wales

Day 1: Own arrival to Porthmadog.
If you have an early arrival take the opportunity to travel on the Ffestiniog Steam Railway or the Highland Railway to Beddgelert in the heart of Snowdonia.
Day 2: Porthmadog to Harlech 12 miles (19.5 km)
Cross William Maddock’s Cob from Porthmadog with fine views to the Snowdonia mountain range. Take a detour to Clough Williams-Ellis’ Italianate Village of Portmeirion, the location of the cult TV show “The Prisoner” and nowadays home to "Festival No.6". Cross the Dwyryd Estuary to reach the castle town of Harlech.
 Day 3: Harlech to Talybont  12  miles  (19.5 km)
From Harlech sandy beaches lead to Shell Island. The island is  known for its wild flowers and wide variety of seashells that wash up on the beach.  This area is also said to have been connected to the mythical Cantre’r Gwaelod, a legendary ancient sunken kingdom which occupied a tract of fertile land lying between Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire and Bardsey Island, in what is now Cardigan Bay.
Day 4: Talybont to Barmouth  5 miles (8.2 km), or Hill alternative, including part of the Ardudwy Way     8.75 m (14 km)
It is recommended  that you take the longer route over the Ardudwy Way from Talybont, crossing the Southern Rhinogs Ridge with superb views towards Cader Idris. The shorter route is tidal with a lot of roads.
Day 5: Barmouth to Llwyngwril 8.75 miles (14 km)
Cross the famous Mawddach Estuary via the Barmouth Bridge to reach the small seaside resort of Fairbourne. An uphill climb to open hill country passing numerous standing stones before descending to the pretty village of Llwyngwril.
Day 6: Llwyngwril to Aberdyfi 12 miles (19.5 km)
From Llwyngwril the route takes you past the remains of an iron Age fort at Castell y Gaer as you continue towards the Dysynni River to Tywyn. A magnificent beach with firm sands leads you to Aberdyfi, a long established and one of most attractive seaside towns on Cardigan Bay.
Day 7: Aberdyfi to Machynlleth 12.75 miles  (20.5 km)
Today’s walk goes inland joining the Panorama Walk with excellent views in all directions, especially at Carn March Arthur (the Stone of Arthur’s Horse), before descending to Pennal and the medieval market town of Machynlleth via the Dyfi Bridge.
Day 8: Departure 

Porthmadog to Machynlleth Package WCPM 2  

6 nights  5 days walking

£490 per person (sharing).

Day 1: Own arrival to Porthmadog.

Day 2: Porthmadog to Harlech 12 miles (19.5 km)

 Day 3: Harlech to Talybont  12  miles  (19.5 km)

Day 4: Talybont to Llwyngwril 13 miles (22 km)

Day 5: Llwyngwril to Abedyfi  12.5 miles(20 km)

Day 6: Aberdyfi to Machynlleth 12.5 miles (20 km)

Day 7: Departure day.

 

What's Included

  • All accommodations in en-suite rooms, full Welsh breakfast, luggage transfer, pick up to and from path if accommodation not on the path.
  • Packed lunches and evening meals are not included in the price but can be arranged.
  • Our prices are based on 2 persons sharing a room.
  • For solo walkers walking on their own, there will be an added charge of £30 per night. 
  • For those walking with others, but wanting a single occupancy, there will be a single supplement charge £20 per night.
  • Rest days from £45 per person per night.

 

Porthmadog to Barmouth Walking Package WCPM2

4 nights  3 days walking

Wales Coast Path - Artro River

Afon Artro River, Meirionnydd Coast Path

Day 1: Arrival to Porthmadog
Day 2: Porthmadog to Harlech 12 miles  (19.5 km)
Day 3: Harlech to Talybont  12  miles  (19.5 km)
Day 4: Talybont to Barmouth  5 miles (8.2 km) – or Hill alternative, including part of the Ardudwy Way 8.75 m (14 km)
Day 5:Departure

Price: £320 pp (sharing). Single room supplements £20 per night.  For solo walkers (i.e. walking on your own, please add £30 per night)

You can choose other packages on the Wales Coast Path or other areas of Wales.

Highlights

Porthmadog Harbour
Ffestiniog Steam Railway
Portmeirion Italianate Village
Harlech Castle
Barmouth
Fairbourne
Aberdyfi
Machynlleth

Included

All our walking holiday packages utilise well-marked trails and include accommodation (bed and breakfast), door to door baggage transfer, detailed maps, guidebooks, routes, information packs and back up service. Our walks take you through breathtaking scenery, with overnight stops in quaint villages and typical Welsh market towns.