Aberdyfi / Aberdovey

Aberdyfi / Aberdovey is located in the Dyfi Biosphere, and is a charming little seaside resort that inspires affection. The village is a popular spot but only with those in the know. Aberdyfi’s fans never shout too loudly about it, preferring to keep the village to themselves. It’s not difficult to understand why they’re so protective. All the classic ingredients of a small, unhurried seaside village are here with family-friendly sands, picturesque stone harbour and jetty, yachts bobbing in the water, seafront pubs and bay-windowed houses washed in pastel shades.

Stunning Welsh scenery - Golden sands... Wild Cambrian mountains... Cader Idris

But it is the extras – or in some cases the lack of them that are the making of Aberdyfi. The village’s simplicity is its main draw. There are shops selling bucket and spades, clothes, arts and crafts and delicious homemade ice cream, but that’s about it. Then you must add the location. The seafront squeezes on to a narrow shelf of land between beach and mountain. Some of Wales’s greenest hillside spill down onto the rooftops, while around the corner there is the stunning Dyfi estuary, the Dyfi Osprey Project, a delicious blend of woodland, dune and golden sand backed by the wild Cambrian Mountains. Cader Idris is one of the most southerly high mountains in the UK with many upland species reaching their southerly limit here, including the diminutive Dwarf Willow on the summit ridge. The area supports an extensive range of upland habitats including blanket bog, upland heath, broadleaved woodland and a variety of grassland types. 

A great video which gives the feel of the mountain is by Joshua Paul Gardner Cadair Idris via Cyfrwy Arete

Just the place to enjoy a relaxing family seaside holiday

Aberdyfi is stuck in a genteel time warp. It is a place of simple pleasures, served up with understated charm. You will find that life in the village ticks along quite nicely all year. Summer brings the visitor looking for a relaxing family seaside holiday. Out of season, you will find an entirely different village, with deserted beaches and mountains where you can walk for miles without seeing another person.

Regular Aberdyfi visitors also know its secrets. Thrill seekers find one of the best wind and kite surfing locations in Britain. The mountains surrounding Aberdyfi have vast open walking spaces, some of the best mountain bike routes in the UK and challenging climbing on the nearby Cader Idris mountain range.

Hopefully one day you will discover the discreet charms of Aberdyfi / Aberdovey, Wales’ best-kept secret.

Webcam

 

Aberdovey / Aberdyfi - Video     https://www.youtube.com/embed/QKcXDZ5PqeY

Aberdyfi - Video                               https://www.youtube.com/embed/fL_MQgvNDQ0

Aberdovey Walk                               http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/tv/weatherman-walking/walks/Aberdyfi.pdf

Aberdovey Golf Club                      http://www.aberdoveygolf.co.uk/

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway & Camera Obscura       http://www.aberystwythcliffrailway.co.uk/

Beared Lake                                       http://www.glyn-yr-aur.com/Barfog.htm

Dovey Yacht Club                             http://www.doveyyachtclub.org.uk/

Dyfi Osprey Project                         http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com/

Cader Idris                                           http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/visiting/walking/mountain-walks/minffordd-path                                  

Cader Idris - Video                           https://www.youtube.com/embed/DUMGozHELt8

Cambrian Coast Railway                http://www.thecambrianline.co.uk/

Cardigan Bay                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardigan_Bay_Special_Area_of_Conservation

Centre for Alternative Technology      http://www.cat.org.uk/index.html

Corris Craft Centre and King Arthurs Labyrinth    http://www.corriscraftcentre.co.uk/

Machynlleth - Video                       https://www.youtube.com/embed/z50EF_TqTsc

Penhelig Arms                                   https://www.sabrain.com/pubs-and-hotels/north-wales/gwynedd/penhelig-arms-hotel/

Snowdonia National Park              http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/home

Tal-y-Llyn Railway                             http://www.talyllyn.co.uk/         

Tal-y-Llyn Railway - Video             https://www.youtube.com/embed/b2hNnjYmEpY

Trefeddian Hotel                              http://www.trefwales.com/

Tywyn - Video                                   https://www.youtube.com/embed/SywfB-POeyk

Tywyn Cinema                                   https://www.tywyncinema.co.uk/

Welsh Coastal Path                          http://www.walescoastpath.gov.uk/?lang=en

Ynyslas                                                 https://naturalresources.wales/out-and-about/places-to-go/mid-wales/dyfi-ynyslas-national-nature-reserve-and-visitor-centre-near-aberystwyth/?lang=en

Ynys-hir                               https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/find-a-reserve/reserves-a-z/reserves-by-name/y/ynys-hir/

 

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