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Panorama Walk

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Snowdonia in Gwynedd, Wales, about 6.77km (4.21 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 371m (1217ft)
Loss 203m (666ft)
Max. Elevation 340m (1115ft)
Elevation (total) 574m (1883ft)
Start & End
Barmouth Station
Distance 6.77km
(4.21mi)
Duration ~2:30
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
10Created by Snowbi on 27 Aug 2009
The Panorama Walk is something of a Barmouth classic and visitors have been enjoying the views since Victorian times. Such was its popularity in the early 1900's that the Panorama gardens boasted a tea-room and an admission charge. Both have now long gone, and the lower slopes are slowly being reclaimed by the native woodlands. Push on to the top, and the walker is rewarded with stunning views of the estuary, Barmouth Bridge and Cadair Idris. Free downloadable Route card at www.mawddachway.co.uk

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid SH611159
Start of the walk. Head for the High Street and turn right to walk out of town.
"100 Steps" About 0.68 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SH617155
Beyond the Last Inn, turn left up a steep flight of steps and follow the path below Dinas Oleu
Path Junction About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SH619159
At the intersection of several paths, head to the right and slightly downhill to join the well made farm road.
Path Junction About 0.25 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid SH621160
At the farm buildings, turn left (NNE) and follow the walled track until it turns to join the road
Small road About 0.19 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid SH622161
Turn left and head uphill
Panorama Walk signpost About 0.41 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SH624165
Follow the well defined track down a shallow hollow, up the other side, and around into the woods.
Panorama Gardens About 0.18 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SH626165
A gate in the right hand wall marks the start of the Victorian Panorama Gardens, which have long since been reclaimed by nature. Head through the gate and follow the path up to the summit.
The Panorama About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SH626161
One of the finest views of the estuary. Now head back to point 7 and continue along the walled track dropping through the woodland.
Cutiau About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid SH633172
When you reach tarmac, turn left uphill. Take the path that runs immediately below the old chapel, and branch left to climb steeply up the hillside.
Small Road About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SH627176
Where the farm track joins the road, turn left, and after a short distance turn right up a footpath heading towards the radio mast.
Radio Mast About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SH624174
Follow the footpath climbing steeply to cross the pass of Bwlch y Llan.
Path junction About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid SH616175
At the junction with the broad old mining track, turn left.
Gellfawr Farm About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SH618168
At the farm buildings, turn right below the barn.
Path junction About 0.18 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SH617167
At the path junction , turn right skirting around the base of the crag.
Cell Fechan About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SH614164
Pass through the ruined buildings and follow the broad track as it zig-zags down behind the back of the church at Barmouth.

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