“The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between.” ― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Getting there!

Bikes by the lake - a quick break to take in the viewOne of life's greatest pleasures is to make a journey, and journeys are all the better if they take you somewhere new. Being a linear trail, the South Snowdonia Greenway constantly takes you over fresh ground and towards changing horizons, and there is much to sample along the way.

There is, of course, a clear reason why circular routes are popular, and that is the logistics of transport are much simpler. Here are some pointers to help you make your journey along the Greenway:

Public Transport:
Bus: We are fortunate in that we still manage to cling onto a reasonable bus service along the coast, between Barmouth and Dolgellau, and north to Trawsfynydd and beyond. We’re keen to keep it that way so would encourage you to leave the car behind whenever you can.

The buses are fine if you are travelling on foot, but getting from one end of the trail to the other will likely involve a change, and the buses do not carry bikes. A useful transport planner can be found here http://www.traveline-cymru.info/

Car: There is parking at also the major points along the Greenway, some free others (such as Coed y Brenin, Dolgellau and Barmouth) may be charged. The Dolgellau long-stay car-park, tucked away by the Rugby Club on the Marian playing fields, is cheaper than the main park. A combination of parking at one end and public transport to the other might be an option.

“Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.” ― Bob Marley