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Barmouth Panorama Viewpoint

You may've seen photos from this viewpoint and wondered where it is. Well wonder no more. We took a trip up there to show you the way.

To get there take the turning for Bae Abermaw Hotel and follow the narrow, steep and windy, single track lane.

Be aware that if you are not confident reversing this may not be the drive for you!

If you like What3Words, the link for the parking place is:


If you are more "old school" you can see the parking place marked on the OS map below.

There is a decent sized parking space with places for around 10 cars. We were up there on quite a quiet day but I imagine that it gets very busy.

At the beginning of the parking area you'll see a sign for where the walk starts. It is well sign posted so you shouldn't need a map.

The path was a bit rough and muddy in places. Not somewhere to go in your flip flops or your best white trainers... or certainly not the day that we went. Follow the path up and down hill a bit. You'll come to this ancient lane.

Go through the gate, which is marked and into some ancient woodland. If you're there at the right time of the year it is filled with bluebells (or at least it was when I was there about 20 years ago).

You'll soon start to see a view of the Mawddach estuary, inland. Fingers crossed that you have a decent view. We spotted a place (a bit precarious... be careful) to get a great selfie shot.

Or without our ugly mugs.

Coming back to the path it goes up hill, up a series of stone steps.

We went up this way but spotted that there was an alternative path (that we came back down) going off to the right. This was, in our opinion, a far safer route. Photo below will hopefully help you to spot it.

Whichever route you take you will come to the same place... the top!

A stunning location for a sunrise or a sunset (remember your torches) or just to sit for a picnic. We've even recommended this as a location for somebody wanting to propose in a stunning setting.

Yes, that IS Barmouth bridge way below!

And, as this is a panorama, HERE is the panorama... what do you think of the view?

The walk up took us about 20 - 25 minutes and as I said, it was muddy in places and steep up the steps so take care.

We'd love to see your photos if you go up there.

Barmouth is just over 16 miles from our accommodation at Trawsfynydd Holiday Village and Google says that it takes about 25 minutes to drive there.

See the log cabins managed by Cadair View Lodge Ltd at Trawsfynydd Holiday Village by clicking the button below.

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