• +44 (0) 1341 423481
  • Brynygwin Isaf Dolgellau

Activities & Local Attractions

ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO RELAX & ENJOY

From solitary sketching to shared exertion, all manner of activities lie within a 25 mile radius of Brynygwin. Dog-walkers, bird-watchers, rock-climbers, mountain-bikers, country-side cyclists, orienteerers, golfers, narrow-gauge railway-riders, serious summit-seekers or just happily wandering/wondering walkers, beach-goers, deep-down slate cavern bouncers, high-up slate quarry zip-liners, romantic couples, re-union groups/families, singles, kayakers. canoeists, whitewater rafters, nature-lovers, fell- or flat-runners, marathon competitors, pony-trekkers, anglers, sketchers, photographers, castle viewers – all these come to us and, finding their interests well catered for close-by if not right here, many return again and again, the current record being 20 years without a break, 3 weeks each time, in one and another of all our 4 places – honest!

Please note that locations and distances may be approximated.

See how small a number of miles we are from how great a number of pastimes
(under 25 miles, arranged alphabetically):

Abbey Ruins

Abbey Ruins
Cymer Abbey
(12th century) 1.

Alternative
Technology Centre

Alternative Technology Centre
near
Machynlleth 15.

Art Gallery

Art Gallery
Machynlleth 17.

Beeches

Image
Fairbourne 8,
Barmouth 9,
Talybont 12,
Aberdovey 23.

Bikes

Image
Mawddach Trail 1,
Coed y Brenin forest 7.
Climax 13,
Mach trails 17

Birdwatching

Birdwatching
Brynygwin 0,
Garth Gell Reserve 1½,
Lake Vyrnwy 18,
Ynys Hir 22.

Bounce Below

Bounce Below
giant trampolining
Blaenau
Ffestiniog 22.

Castles

Castles
Castel y Bere 15,
Harlech 18.

Churches

Image
with architectural
and historic interest
1, 1½, 4, 6, 10, 11,
13, 14½, 17, 18.

Fishing

Fishing
Rivers:
Wnion 0,
Mawddach 1,
Eden 5,
Dovey 11,
Dysynni 13, Dee 20.

Fishing

Fishing
Lakes:
Tan-y-graig 2,
Gwernan 2.5, Cynwch 4,
Cregennen 6
(images 78, 79),
Talyllyn 10(image 80),
Trawsfynydd 12, Bala 18,
Vyrnwy 20,
Tanygrisiau 21, Celyn 23.

Forests

Image
arboretum 4,
Coed y Brenin trails 7,
Visitor Centre 7½.

Golf

Golf
Dolgellau (9 holes) 1½,
Harlech 18,
Aberdovey 23.

Hill Forts

Image
predating the Romans:
8 within 8 miles.

Lakes

Image
see Fishing.

Markets

Image
sheep and cattle
every Friday morning 1,
street weekly
Machynlleth 18.

Mills

Mills
woollen 10, flour 19.

Mines

Mines
copper 5,
gold 4½, 5, 8,
slate 18,22.

Mountains

Mountains
Cadair Idris 3,
Diffwys 8, Arans 17,
Moelwyns 20,
Rhinogs 21,
Arenigs 23,

Mount Snowdon

Mount Snowdon
30.

Museums

Museums
maritime Aberdovey 24

Museums

Museums Narrow gauge Railway
Narrow gauge Railway,
Corris 12, Tywyn 18

Museums

Museums Pottery 25.
Pottery 25.

Nature trails

Nature trails
Llanbedr 16,
Harlech 18,
Vyrnwy 20.

Portmeirion

Portmeirion
village of exotic
buildings 22

Power station

Power station
Hydro pumped station
Blaenau Ffestiniog 20.

Railways

Railways
narrow gauge:
Fairbourne 8, Bala 15,
Ffestiniog 17,
Talyllyn 18,
West Highland 23
main line:
Barmouth 9,
Machynlleth 17.

Riding

Riding
Fairbourne 7.

Walks

Walks

Waterfalls

Waterfalls
Arthog 6, Ganllywd 7,
Coed y Brenin Forest 8,
Dolgoch 21.

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting
Treweryn (near Bala) 25.

Zip Wiring

Zip Wiring
Blaenau Ffestiniog 22.
of varying character and length from 3 to 16 miles, direct from doorstep or from car nearby. Some arrive by car never to use it till they leave, such a hub of walks in all directions is Brynygwin which supplies clear detailed mapped guidesheets to help guests make the most of its brilliant position.
Then there are the justly named and famed walks (distances away, not length!): Mawddach Trail ½, Precipice 3, Torrent 4, New Precipice 5, Arthog Falls 6, Blue Lake (Fairbourne) 7, Panorama (Barmouth) 9½, Dolgoch Falls (Tywyn) 21.
It is because he is such a keen walker that Ian King was able to make this vimeo: http://vimeo.com/117719645 which is so well worth its 3 minute playtime. Tip: keep the sound off – no sound can do justice to these sights which can only inspire you to come and see them for yourself!
 

GALLERY

 
 

GET SOCIALWITH US