a member of ecodyfi We want everybody in the Valley to join, so it
only costs £1. Drop into Ty Bro Dyfi or send some stamps.
centre is open Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 3.00. You might even
like to get involved in staffing it or in helping to run a project. Please
come and see us!
The Dyfi valley includes the westerly spur of Powys, Ceredigion north
of Aberystwyth, south Gwynedd and the southern rim of Snowdonia National
Park. Sometimes the river is spelt Dovey. The valley contains a wealth
of natural attractions:
The long Tarren escarpment gives a marvellous view of sea and hills
from the north side of the estuary
The beautiful Aran mountains at the head of the valley are accessible
from Dinas Mawddwy
Snowdonia offers some of Britain's most breathtaking scenery, with
Cadair Idris easily accessible from the valley
The estuary area, including its human and built elements, has been
designated as Wales's first biosphere reserve by UNESCO
Ynyslas dunes and Cors Fochno National Nature Reserve are situated
to the south of the mouth of the Dyfi, next to Borth
Some of the most beautiful, award-winning beaches run along either
edge of the estuary, from Aberdyfi to Tywyn in the north and from
Ynyslas to Borth in the south
The Pennant valley, with its steep wooded slopes above Llanbrynmair,
is a striking example of a captured river.
of the rest of the valley is a fascinating range of peat bog, moorland
and deciduous and coniferous forestry, where many outdoor activities are
Bird watching, especially on the estuary, with Red Kites on the
moors and mountains
Clay pigeon shooting at one of the 5 largest grounds in Britain
Cycling, with the north-south national cycle Route 8 passing through
the area, and with a developing range of mountain bike and leisure
cycle ways, including the recently launched Mach 1, 2 and 3 routes.
Cycle hire is available through Greenstiles, red bike hire and Einion
Dinghy sailing and yachting based in Aberdyfi
Golf at Aberdyfi, Borth and Machynlleth
Outward Bound centre for groups in Aberdyfi
Quad biking for all ages and abilities at Madian Quads
Sea and river angling, including salmon and sea trout fishing on
the River Dyfi
Walking, using the network of footpaths and forest walks, including
the Glyndwr's Way National Trail.
William's amateur site has much information and many photographs and
maps of the area.