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Above Swallow Falls Gwydir Forest

Car park with a view and the gateway to Swallow Falls Ty’n Llwyn means ‘house in the grove’. This is a great place to have a picnic with a view (tables provided) Grid Ref: SH 766 583

In or near Betws-y-Coed (18 miles, 28 km)

 
Llyn Brenig Lake

Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre is the starting point for a visit to Llyn Brenig - whether you intend to walk or cycle one of the waymarked trails, go fishing, or picnic on the lakeside.

In or near Corwen (12 miles, 19 km)

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Yr Ysgrwn

Yr Ysgwrn is not your typical Welsh farmhouse. By protecting and enhancing the site the aim is to share the story of Hedd Wyn and the universal messages of Yr Ysgwrn to all who visit.

In or near Trawsfynydd (13 miles, 20 km)

Visit Wales VAQASFood Standards Hygiene (Very Good)

 
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy

The RSPB welcomes you to our shop by the dam, with its wide range of gifts and books, from where you can access nature trails and information about the surrounding countryside.

In or near Lake Vyrnwy (12 miles, 19 km)

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Rafting the Graveyard rapid on the Afon Tryweryn

The National White Water Centre has over 30 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK.

In or near Bala (4 miles, 6 km)

Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityWelsh Canoeing AssociationTripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceVisit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

 
Meirion Mill

Melin Meirion Mill Shop and Cafe is on the A470 between Machynlleth and Dolgellau near the village of Dinas Mawddwy.

In or near Dinas-Mawddwy (14 miles, 23 km)

Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)

 
Ystradlyn Centre

Cadair Idris Visitor Centre & Tea Room is 250 metres from the car park. The Minffordd path to the Cadair Idris summit passes by them.

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Mary Jones World

Mary Jones World is a new state of the art visitor and education centre that tells the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles, and the impact of world's best-selling book – on Wales and the world!

In or near Bala (1 miles, 2 km)

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Artisans Cycle Hire

Why not hire one of our bikes when you visit Lake Vyrnwy? Take a pleasant ride around the lake and experience some of the most beautiful scenery in Mid Wales.

In or near Lake Vyrnwy (12 miles, 19 km)

Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)

 
Coed Y Brenin

Coed y Brenin visitor centre is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

In or near Dolgellau (14 miles, 22 km)

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Bala Lake Railway

One of the Great Little Trains of Wales, the railway offers a delightful 9 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train along the shores of Wales' largest natural lake.

Rail Route: Llanuwchllyn - Bala

In or near Bala (5 miles, 7 km)

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Carriage driving at Dyfnant Forest

Hendre Car Park is the starting point for the carriage driving routes in the Dyfnant Forest. Experience beautiful countryside and breathtaking views. OS grid Ref: SJ 029148

In or near Lake Vyrnwy (14 miles, 23 km)

 
Tower Restaurant

Fly fishing at Lake Vyrnwy started in 1818 after the lake was flooded and stocked with 40,000 loch leven brown trout. This reservoir is the world’s second oldest manmade trout fishery.

In or near Lake Vyrnwy (12 miles, 19 km)

AA 1 RosetteFood Standards Hygiene (Good)Self-assessed Accessibility Information

 
Gwaith Powdwr Reserve

Gwaith Powdwr is a decommissioned explosive works, which was taken over by the North Wales Wildlife Trust in the late 1990's and is now a flourishing nature reserve.

In or near Penrhyndeudraeth (19 miles, 30 km)

 
Coed Pendugwm

Majestic sessile oaks have nurtured this quiet corner of Wales for over 400 years providing leafy cover for plants and animals and creating a 'wild wood'.

In or near Welshpool (17 miles, 28 km)

 
Dolgellau Town Trail

Begin and end your tour in Eldon Square and look at its buildings in detail.

Walk Route: Town Trail

  • Access: Start at Eldon Square
  • Duration: 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace

In or near Dolgellau (17 miles, 27 km)

 
Valle Crucis Abbey

Majestic medieval abbey was legendary for its lavish feasts Valle Crucis was truly Welsh from the moment it was founded in 1201 by Prince Madog ap Gruffydd and the ‘white monks’ of the Cistercian order.

In or near Llangollen (18 miles, 29 km)

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