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Ty Bro Dyfi

Y Plas,
Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8ER, UK.
phone: 01654 703965

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!

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Dinas Mawddwy, bridgeTheDyfi valley includes the westerly spur of Powys, Ceredigion northof Aberystwyth, south Gwynedd and the southern rim of Snowdonia National Park. Sometimes the river is spelt Dovey. The valley containsa 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.

Boat on the LeriMuchof the rest of the valley is a fascinating range of peat bog, moorlandand deciduous and coniferous forestry, where many outdoor activitiesare available:

  • 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 and Red Bike Hire. Read MB Britain's recent article about Mountain Biking the Dyfi Valley >>

  • Dyfi Active - a new section of the web site for visitors to the area who are looking for action as well as activity providers and activity friendly£accommodation.

  • 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.

Corris Railway ynys-hir


Machynlleth station

How to get here

Getting around the Dyfi Valley by train, bus, bike and on foot

Bus and rail travel deals- multi-journey tickets and passes.


Timetables: 0845 7 484950; Minicom: 08456050600

Virgin Trains For train information locally and nationally and making bookings.

Arriva Trains Wales


Is the A487 Dyfi bridge down? See the EA's flooding situation page.


Arriva timetables.Or phone 0870 608 2 608

National Express 08705 808080


Mach Taxis 01654 702048

Lloyds Taxis 01654 702100


National Cycle Route through the area


Old Smithy, Machynlleth

Listof shops in Machynlleth and their phone numbers; also servicesand accommodation.

Emergency numbers

Police station Machynlleth

01654 702215


0800 555111

Gas leaks

0800 111999

Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water

0800 0520 1340

Manweb 24hr emergency

0845 272 1212


08457 909090

Hospital Machynlleth

01654 702266


0800 1111

Powys Citizens Advice Bureau

Machynlleth Advice Centre, Owain Glyndwr Centre, Machynlleth.
Advice Line: 0845 601421
Administration No: 01686 624390 - (available to make client appointments)

River Leri Aberdyfi pier

The area

Machynlleth clock

Places to stay

A green haven

Places of interest

Culture and history

Food and drink

Things to do

Machynlleth and its buildings

History and geography - Dick Williams' detailed site

Powys Council local history pages

The local geography

Gwynedd geography and travel

Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust - interactive map of Llanbrynmair

Dyfi Biosphere

CAYW - Wales on the Web Subject gateway to material of Welsh interest on the world wide web. An online guide to high quality, validated websites offering dependable information relating to Wales and all aspects of Welsh life.


Anerdyfi beach

Dyfi Active - a new section of the web site for activity providers and visitors to the area

Festival of the Countryside - now known as Countrywise

Gwynedd's tourism pages

Tourist information centres in Powys.
Other TICs: (all seasonal April - Sept.)
:Tel. (+44) (0)1970 871174; Email:
: Wharf Gardens, Aberdyfi LL35 0ED; Tel. (+44)(0)1654 767321;
: Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth SY20 9RF; Tel.(+44) (0)1654 761244; Email:

WalesTourist Board


Aran Fawddwy

Five day forecast for Machynlleth

Three day forecast for Wales

Webcam and metereological details at the Weather Station at Foel Friog

Tide tables: will give times for Barmouth then you can add subtract some minutes. On this BBC weather site you can choose whether you want to the times for Aberdyfi or Aberystwyth.

Going out

Y Plas Machynlleth

What's on in the Dyfi Valley - our events calendar

Aberystwyth Arts Centre 01970 623232

Arts Centre cinema

Commodore Cinema, Aberystwyth 01970 612421

Y Tabernacl 01654 703355

Tywyn cinema 01654 710260

Theatr Harlech Harlech 01766 780667

Theatr Hafren Newtown 01686 625007

Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre 01654 703300

Local sites

Furnace waterwheel





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