Panorama Walk

View towards Barmouth Bridge

Walks - The Panorama Walk at Barmouth

The Panorama Walk at Barmouth

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 1900s 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.

The Panorama gardens part of the walk is a short loop, and can be accessed from a nearby car-park which eliminates much of the climbing. Even children who “don’t do walking” have enjoyed this one!

A couple of longer alternative walks are included for the more energetic walker.

Please visit the EVENTS page for a full list of what’s on in Barmouth and around the Mawddach estuary throughout the year.


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Route map for the Panorama Walk at Barmouth, Wales
Route map for the Panorama Walk at Barmouth, Wales

  1. The Mawddach Trail
    The famous ‘Railway Walk’ between Barmouth and Dolgellau along the edge of the estuary.
    Rated: Straightforward
  2. The Mawddach Way
    A three day 50km circular route around the estuary.
    Rated: Difficult
  3. The Mawddach Round
    A 28 mile circular route taking in the summit of Cadair Idris and Diffwys.
    Rated: Difficult
  4. Taith Ardudwy Way
    A linear route joining the railway station at Llandecwyn to Barmouth
    Rated: Difficult
  5. Panorama Walk
    Stunning views of the Mawddach estuary, Barmouth Bridge and Cadair Idris. Choice of routes.
    Rated: Straightforward / Challenging / Difficult
  6. The Precipice Walk
    A Victorian Classic at the head of the Mawddach estuary.
    Rated: Challenging
  7. New Precipice Walk
    Views down the Mawddach estuary as far as Barmouth viaduct and across to Dolgellau and the Arans. Choice of routes.
    Rated: Straightforward / Difficult
  8. The Torrent Walk
    A fairy-tale walk around a moss-encrusted river valley.
    Rated: Challenging
  9. Arthog Falls
    A bracing climb alongside the waterfalls running through ancient woodland.
    Rated: Challenging
  10. Farchynys
    A woodland walk on the very edge of the river Mawddach, with views up and down the estuary and over to Cadair Idris.
    Rated: Challenging
  11. Abergwynant Woods
    A woodland walk accessed via the Mawddach Trail
    Rated: Challenging