How to get here
Become 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.
The information 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!
1. By rail
The Wales and West train line follows the Dyfi valley and is the best way to orient yourself into the area.
There are stations at Machynlleth, Borth and Aberystwyth on the main Euston line, which passes Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury every two hours. At Dyfi Junction, you can join the Cambrian Coast line, which takes you to Pwllheli along miles of the most beautiful coast, through Aberdyfi as well as Harlech and other historic towns further North.
2. By bus
The Trawscambria runs between north and south Wales, from Llandudno to Cardiff and on to Bristol on a daily basis. It stops at Dolgellau, Corris, Machynlleth and Aberystwyth along the way. Click here for the bus timetables.
3. By bike
The Dyfi valley is criss-crossed by Lon Las Cymru, route 8 of the National Cycle Trail. The trail, which is a Sustrans project, runs for about 400 kilometres, which is the distance from Cardiff to Holyhead, but there are alternative routes so that you can do round trips, day trips, etc.
Powys County Council has its own Cycling page and there are excellent resources, accommodation and rides - on and off-road - in the valley. Greenstiles and Red Bike Hire in Machynlleth, who do a bike hire service, also provide maps for the Mach1, Mach2 and Mach3 off-road routes. Bird Rock Cycle in Bryncrug also hire bikes and have maps for off-road routes.
4. On foot
The long-distance walk, Glyndwr's way, connects with footpaths through the valley and goes through some beautiful and quiet villages to the West of the valley. The Ramblers Association's Glyndwr's Way site is useful, together with an accommodation list supplied by local providers.
The breath-taking Ceredigion Coastal Path starts (or finishes) in Borth and there is also a Dyfi Valley Way walk, for which there is a guide-book available in the local Tourist Information Centres.
5. By boat
The most popular moorings for yachts and sailing dinghies in the Dyfi valley are at Aberdyfi.
6. In a car
The Cyber-Café map shows the position of the Dyfi valley and its main roads.
Birmingham Airport is the nearest airport if you are flying, connecting with Birmingham International train station.
Other options are Manchester, Cardiff, Liverpool or any of the London airports, as there are speedy shuttles from the airports into London. The Machynlleth train leaves from Euston Station, London.
If you wish to come by ferry from Ireland, you will dock at Holyhead or Fishguard.