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Harlech

Gwynedd


Slow Ways linking Harlech and Barmouth, Porthmadog, Trawsfynydd

Wales / Gwynedd / Harlech

Harlech’s three Slow Ways are 42% checked

Drawn: 3/3
reviewed: 2/3
verified: 0/3
and surveyed: 0/3

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Walk to Harlech from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Harlech—Barmouth
Harbar one Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 625m Descent 626m
Harlech—Trawsfynydd
Hartra one

Review me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 793m Descent 566m
Porthmadog—Harlech
Porhar one

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 171m Descent 172m
Porthmadog—Harlech
Porhar two Review me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Porthmadog—Harlech
Porhar three Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

50% of Harlech’s three route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

5/5

drawn

4/5

reviewed

1/5

surveyed

0/5

verified

3 people have contributed to Harlech’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Harlech

69km out of 92km have been walked and reviewed

86km of reviews have been shared in Harlech

Latest Updates

Tom Gough surveyed Porhar three

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Depending on whether you follow the cycle path or the footpath beside the railway across the Cob, there may be an awkward road crossing at the end (following the cycle path avoids this)....

Tom Gough

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It took me approximately 10 hours to complete. I started at Minffordd station and took the 20min bus ride to Harlech station via the 39. This begins with the highest incline in the world with a guiness world book of records poster that you can take a picture in front of. The following 5 miles were fine, the 6th mile has a significant incline which took you over the top of the hill once you pass the car park next to the lake. This is an approximately 11 mile walk once I added in all the detours....

Kelly Smith

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Porthmadog—Harlech

danravenellison added Porhar three, a new walk from Porthmadog to Harlech

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Porthmadog—Harlech

danravenellison added Porhar two, a new walk from Porthmadog to Harlech

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OK, so this route is challenging in the summer and will be even more challenging in wetter months. We walked most of this route in the summer after a hot and dry period from Trawsfynydd to Harlech. The hillsides to the north-west of Llyn Cwm Bychan were so thick with bracken that we decided to descend onto the minor lane to find a new route, but towards Harlech the right of way we attempted to follow evaporated into impenetrable undergrowth (at OS Grid Ref: SH 58821 31165)....

danravenellison

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danravenellison took this photo on Hartra one

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I'm sharing an alternative route that I've checked that follows a path beside the A497. Otherwise, I am sure the Wales Coast Path route will be better if you are not in a rush!...

danravenellison

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This is a good walk that in many places deserves 5 stars. You can expect some fabulous views across Snowdonia and lots of variation. It's missed out on the 5th star for me because of the walking beside the A497 - but that is all on paths and is safe....

danravenellison

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Harlech—Barmouth

Slow Ways added Harbar one, a new walk from Harlech to Barmouth

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Harlech—Trawsfynydd

Slow Ways added Hartra one, a new walk from Harlech to Trawsfynydd

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Porthmadog—Harlech

Slow Ways added Porhar one, a new walk from Porthmadog to Harlech

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Harlech, Wed 21 February

Light rain

Harlech’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SH5806631420

Lat / Lon

52.86151° / -4.10971°

Easting / Northing

258,066E / 331,420N

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