River Mawddach

The River Mawddach is a river in Gwynedd, West Wales. It rises to the north of Rhobell Fawr and flows south west before spilling into Cardigan Bay between the towns of Fairbourne and Barmouth.

The estuary of the Mawddach is one of the most beautiful in Wales and it is a haven for wildlife and an important breeding ground for birds.

The RSPB has two Nature reserves within the Mawddach valley, the Arthog Bog Nature Reserve (close to the mouth of the estuary) and the Mawddach Valley Nature Reserve (close to the Penmaenpool Bridge).

Given good water levels the Mawddach can be a superb angling river with good fishing for salmon, sea trout, and eels. Worm, fly, spinner, and shrimp are effective methods depending on water levels.

Take the Mawddach Trail either on a bicycle or shanks’s pony to appreciate the beauty of the River Mawddach.

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