Places on the Mawddach Estuary - Arthog

Arthog Visitor Information
The village of Arthog (meaning ‘Bear’s Cave’) is positioned on the wooded lower reaches of the Mawddach Estuary’s south shore. Arthog Map & Directions

In earlier days Arthog served a cluster of slate quarries, the remains of which can still be seen on the hills behind the village. Many will know the village from time spent at the Arthog outdoor education centre, a facility owned by Telford and Wrekin Council, and visited by generations of school groups over the years.

Arthog is well positioned for outdoor activity, especially walking, and public footpaths connect the village to the Mawddach Trail, Arthog Falls, Cadair Idris and Cregennen Lakes.

The Mawddach Trail is also a popular (and forgivingly flat) cycle way which connects with Barmouth and Dolgellau. For those looking for a tougher ride, the Mawddach Trail forms part of the less forgiving Mawddach Big-8.

For something a little different, why not explore some of the remains of 20th century military activity in the area. From hill-top memorials to beach defences, there are over 50 different sites in and around the Mawddach Estuary to be explored on foot, by bike or by car. See here for further details.

War Memorial
Find out about the Arthog War Memorial here

What’s on in Arthog?
For a comprehensive guide to all the events and activities in Arthog and the surrounding area please visit the Mawddach Estuary Events page.

Local Arts & Crafts
To view local arts and crafts produced in Arthog and the surrounding area please visit Mawddach Crafts.

A number of places in the village and surrounding area offer accommodation ranging from self-catering Yurts to cottages and smart B&Bs. There are also caravan parks and campsites, and these are well served by bus connections.

Public Transport
Arthog is well served by bus connections between Tywyn and Dolgellau and the national network railway station at Morfa Mawddach is just over 2 km away.
Click here to access a public transport journey planner.

Mawddach Trail information
Bike rental
Graig Wen campsite and yurts

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