Walks In North Wales

Fairbourne Horseshoe

A horseshoe walk in the Fairbourne area of Gwynedd, affording great views of Barmouth Estuary. A fair climb uphill for half the walk, before leveling out followed by a nice decent. Stunning mountain scenery, an interesting quarry/mine works with a turquoise lake, a large standing stone and waterfalls on the route down.

Grid Ref: SH 628 140 (station car park)

Total distance: 14.57 km (9.1 mi)
Total time: 5:19:38
Moving time: 4:45:24
Average speed: 2.74 km/h (1.7 mi/h)
Max elevation: 406 m (1334 ft)
Min elevation: 50 m (165 ft)
Elevation gain: 691 m (2266 ft)

Weather: sunny, warm

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