ON October 9, 23 members of the club made their way to the Min-y-Mor Hotel in Barmouth for their autumn weekend away.

On the Saturday we took the bus to Dolgellau and set off on the 10.5-mile walk back to Barmouth.

After an initial climb out of the town the route levelled off and we followed an ancient track across the hills just below Cadair Idris.

We passed Kings Youth Hostel and eventually reached Llynn Cregennen, a popular spot.

About a mile beyond the lake we started the descent through woodland at the side of the very pretty Arthog Waterfalls, eventually reaching the Mawddach Trail, a disused railway line running from Dolgellau to Barmouth.

We followed this over the footbridge across the estuary and back into Barmouth.

On the Sunday it was a shorter walk (only about six miles) but we had a very steep climb out of Barmouth up the ‘100 steps’ (there were at least 150) to the Panorama walk.

This is a rocky outcrop which gives fantastic views in both directions along the Mawddach Estuary.

The hotel, and particularly the food, was excellent and we were blessed with a warm weekend.

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