We are pleased to be able to provide an on-line source for an audio guide to the Mawddach Trail produced by the North Wales Society for the Blind. The guide is available in English and Welsh and is provided free of charge.
A facility for making donations to the charity is available at nwsb.org.uk and any contributions would be gratefully recieved.
Downloading: When the link is clicked, a download page appears. Select 'save', and choose the location on your computer. The file (a zip file) is quite large and will take a few minutes to fully download, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
Once in place use windows explorer to 'Extract all Files', to give you the individual MP3 files for use on your media player. Please note that downloading is at your own risk, and neither NWSB or the hosts of this website can be held responsible for problems arrising from this process. The files remain the copyrighted property of the NWSB.
The NWSB are a local society, serving the needs of visually impaired people across North Wales from a resource centre in Bangor, where trained staff and volunteers are able to demonstrate a wide range of assistive equipment designed to help those who have a visual impairment to maintain their independence and to live safely in their own homes.
Audio transcription is undertaken in the NWSB sound studio and they transcribe written information in Welsh and English, such as talking books and talking newspapers, into large print, braille, audio cassettes, cds, mp3 and other digital formats.
All Ability Wheel Chair Trail Routes
Off-Road Wheel Chair Trail Routes
New Precipice Walk
(800m there and back)
The all-ability section of this classic is short, but the views are unrivalled. More...
(15 km one way)
A popular route along the Mawddach Estuary. Chair-users may find it easier to start at Pont y Wernddu to avoid the narrow footbridge. More...
Coed y Brenin
There are four easy access all-ability trails in the Forest Park. At the visitor centre, which is fully accessible, there is an all-ability play area and all-ability trail (the Afon Eden Trail) leading to the riverside picnic site. All-ability trails can also be found at Tyn y Groes (King’s Guard Trail), and Glasdir (Forest Garden). These are all marked on the Coed y Brenin Walks map
1.2 km at the foot of Cadair Idris.
Traeth Benar Boardwalk
200 m of beach boardwalk set within the Morfa Dyffryn site of special scientific interest. More...
800 m there and back to the first waterfall. More...
Coed y Garth
A 10 km route on the south shore of the Mawddach estuary. Mainly very straightforward if a little overgrown, but a couple of tricky sections may limit access.
Download Free Routecard.
Cregennan & Ffordd Ddu
A higher more exposed 8 km route with a real sense of a mountain environment.
Download Free Routecard.