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The Aran Woollen Trail Walk

The Aran Woollen Trail Walk Sign, Dolgellau

The Aran Woollen Trail Walk

Created by artist Ffion Gwyn, the panel located near the entrance to The Marian car park in Dolgellau illustrates the old mills of Dolgellau that peppered the Afon Aran river. In the mid-18th Century, there were around eighteen woollen mills along the river.

Most of these are long-gone, but the remains of some can still be seen as well as others in a far better state.

This walk takes you along both sides of the river and into the town to see the other buildings which relate to the industry.

The panel reads…

From the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution in the 18th Century, the woollen industry to a large extent was the backbone of the Welsh economy. There was a large demand across the world for a type of cloth called ‘Gwe’ or Welsh Plains, that was made here in Dolgellau. The industry was integral to the growth and prosperity of the town and the noise from the Pandai (fulling mills) and weavers at work a part of the Town’s anatomy. Taith yr Aran will take you back to the golden age of the industry showing you the important sites along the river Aran.

Let’s take a walk back in time…

 

The Aran Woollen Trail Walk Sign, Dolgellau
The Aran Woollen Trail Walk Sign, Dolgellau

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  • The Marian Car Park
    Dolgellau

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