Penmaenpool (pronounced ‘Pen-mine-pool’) originated as the estate village
to serve Penmaenuchaf Hall, the country residence for a Lancashire entrepeneur.
The village consisted of a terrace of workers cottages, a model farm and
a railway station. Penmaenpool
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With free public parking with toilets, Penmaenpool is a great place to
join the Mawddach
Way or the Dolgellau to Barmouth railway walk, the Mawddach
Trail. It also sits on the South
Snowdonia Greenway, a 43 km route running from Trawsfynydd down to
the coast at Barmouth.
The Penmaenpool toll bridge makes it just a short walk to the RSPB bird
reserve at Coed Garth Gell and the facilities at Taicynhaeaf.
For something a little different, why not explore some of the remains
of 20th century military activity in the area. From hill-top memorials
to beach defences, there are over 50 different sites in and around the
Mawddach Estuary to be explored on foot, by bike or by car. See here
for further details.
For a comprehensive guide to all the events and activities in Penmaenpool
and the surrounding area please visit the Mawddach
Estuary Events page.
To view local arts and crafts produced in Penmaenpool and the surrounding
area please visit Mawddach Crafts.
Hotel, pub and self catering accommodation are all available in the village.
The Dolgellau - Machynlleth bus stops here and the Dolgellau to Barmouth bus service is easily accessed by taking the short walk over the toll bridge to Taicynhaeaf. Click here to access a public transport journey planner.