A Tale of Two Campsites – The Mawddach Estuary

As much as we had enjoyed our time at Bala and the challenge of climbing Snowdon I was looking forwarded to moving on to our next stop. This was the place of childhood memories, I was returning to my special place.

The sun shone as we set up (thankfully we had the foresight to make the most of this) and our pitch offered us the most amazing views over the estuary.

A quick lunch and we were off on our bikes to explore the Mawddach trail and cross the bridge across the estuary into Barmouth.

The Mawddach Trail is a stunning multi-use path following the old disused railway line along the edge of the beautiful Mawddach estuary in Southern Snowdonia. The trail stretches for fifteen kilometres (nine and a half miles) between the towns of Dolgellau and Barmouth and is traffic free making it ideal for walkers and cyclists

Unfortunately this was to be the last of the sunshine as the weather took a turn for the worse during the week. This meant that we had to review our plans and in doing so I was able to revisit a few of my childhood holiday haunts. This is the beach that I spent many a warm summer day exploring, as you can see we were the only ones to brave it that day!

Although the weather stopped us from doing a lot of the outdoor activities that we had planned (if anyone saw the news from last week you’ll have seen just how bad the weather was, luckily our campsite wasn’t one of the ones that flooded!) we still had a fantastic time and made the most of it by keeping dry in various tea shops enjoying Welsh cakes and Bara brith.

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