Work to build a multi user path near Tŷ Moelwyn, Porthmadog has been completed
A new path which is suitable for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users has been created near the Tŷ Moelwyn site, Porthmadog in order to connect two existing paths in the area.
The new 170m long path creates a new link between the path that runs alongside the Cob, opened in 2002, and the path around Cob Crwn. The main purpose of the new path is to give people the choice of avoiding the busy area near Britannia Bridge, and to add to the walking and cycling opportunities in the Porthmadog area.
With the co-operation of the landowners, the Gwynedd Council Transport and Countryside Service was able to build the path with a grant of £70,000 through the Welsh Government’s Green Infrastructure fund.
The Green Infrastructure Capital Grant provides funding for various projects, including work to improve the quality of the urban environment and access to the environment for health and the economy.
Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Deputy Leader of Gwynedd Council and Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “This new path is part of the local active travel network in Gwynedd which benefits local residents and visitors to the area. Not only does it provide the option for people to avoid the busy area around Britannia Bridge, but it also enhances the opportunities for people to enjoy the environment in the Porthmadog area.
“We are grateful for the financial support received through the Green Infrastructure fund to build this new path in Porthmadog, and to Gelli Civil Engineering from Tremadog who undertook the building work.”
Councillor Angela Russell, Gwynedd Council Countryside and Environment Champion, said: “It’s great to see this new multi user path being opened in Porthmadog, which provides the opportunity for everybody to make the most of the local environment. The new path will enable local people and visitors to enjoy the area even more, and is part of the Council’s vision to enhance and improve the network of paths in Gwynedd.
“I would like to thank everybody who co-operated in creating this new path.”
From left to right: Dewi Wyn Owen, Gwynedd Council Senior Rights of Way Officer; Iwan ap Trefor, Gwynedd Council Senior Traffic Engineer; Councillor Alwyn Gruffydd, Tremadog; Gwilym Jones, Chairman of Porthmadog Town Council; Councillor E. Selwyn Griffiths, Porthmadog - West; Councillor Angela Ann Russell, Gwynedd Council Countryside and Environment Champion; Councillor Nia Wyn Jeffreys, Porthmadog – East.