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This little walk won’t take you very long at all, coming in at a leisurely two miles in length. What it lacks in duration, however, it more than makes up for in the views department, taking you through a lovely part of the country.

On the way out, you should be following the footpath along the Cob; that way you can take the cycle path by the river on the way back again, offering you the best of both worlds.

It is a really simple walk, but a lovely one. There are plenty of beautiful flowers here – wildflowers such as the glaucium flavum (yellow horned poppy) have completely taken over the edges of the path.

The salt marsh here is incredibly important for migrating birds, so you may be able to get lucky and spot a few of them.

When you reach the end of the Cob you should take a bit of time to yourself to admire the views of the area, particularly the sights of Snowdonia, which you can continue enjoying as you make your way back along the cycle path.

After you get back to the lovely town of Porthmadog, treat yourself to an ice cream – you’ve earned it!

Image Source: CC by-SA 2.0 by Martin Bodman

Image Source: CC by-SA 2.0 by Ian Dalgliesh

Location

Located in Gwynned, Porthmadog is a perfect place to visit. Nestled amongst the Snowdonian mountain ranges alongside the Cambrian Coastline. 

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