Tywyn sea front

About Tywyn

 

West facing and situated halfway 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. 

There many outstanding walks in Snowdonia National Park. From walks up SnowdonGlyderau* and Carneddau to Rhinogydd and Cader Idris.  For a full list and description please follow the link: Walks in Snowdonia National Park 

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

 

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