Tywyn sea front

Tywyn

West facing and situated half way between the mouth of the Dyfi and Dysynni rivers is Tywyn, the second most important commercial town in the area. Like most of the towns in the Dyfi area, it swarms with tourists in the summer but is quiet outside the holiday season.

The town has two major supermarkets and several small convenience stores which cater for the domestic needs of the locals. It also has a farmer’s mart and an industrial estate although one company, Halo Foods occupies most of the units in it. View from the bridge at Tywyn Station The promenade, Assembly Rooms (now a Cinema) and other fine buildings in Tywyn were built by the Corbett family. The name crops up almost everywhere you look. The largest hotel, at the north end of the High Street is called “The Corbett Arms Hotel” in their memory.

The town has two main attractions, The Halo ice-cream shop which sells delicious ices made with honey and the Tal-y-llyn steam railway. If you are lucky you will meet Honey Bear at the Halo shop. The Bear is a big hit with young children and ‘grown-up’ kids alike.

The Tal-y-llyn railway has two stations in Tywyn. Wharf Station is at the end of the line and close to the main-line rail station. The second station is at Pendre at the north end of Tywyn, near to the industrial estate. Here the steam locomotives and carriages are lovingly restored and maintained by volunteers but there is also a platform there.

For more info visit www.dyfi.com

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

 

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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