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Aberdovey (Aberdyfi) is a thriving little harbour resort set within the Snowdonia National Park, where the river Dyfi meets the blue waters of Cardigan Bay. It is a wide, calm estuary with hills on both banks and an expanse of sky which changes with the seasons.  Snowdonia National Park is an ideal area for walkers, climbers and wildlife watchers. The peaks of the Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy ranges are within easy reach – Aberdovey is surrounded by spectacular mountain and valley scenery.

Whatever your style of recreation, Aberdovey has something to offer. Aberdovey is renowned in particular for its excellent sailing and watersports facilities and also our championship links golf course. The village is unspoiled with four miles of fine, sandy beaches and sheltered dunes. The beaches are popular with sunbathers, swimmers, surfers and fishermen.

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A family day out with Artisan crafts and local produce gift shops. Children can make candles and chocolate bars and it even has it’s own Gin Distillery where you can sample and buy different local gins.

The Dyfi Osprey Project is one of Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust’s flagship projects based on our Cors Dyfi Reserve near Machynlleth on the west coast of mid Wales.

Beautiful walks around Snowdonia easily accessible from Aberdovey

Dolgoch Falls are a series of three waterfalls near Tywyn in Gwynedd, Mid-Wales. The falls are part of the Nant Dol-goch stream and just a few miles away from Aberdovey.

The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside

Dovey Yacht Club is a very friendly club catering for Dinghies, Cruisers, Sailboards Paddleboards and Kitesurfers.  It is probably the best located Yacht Club in Wales with stunning views over the Dovey estuary.

Aberdovey links golf course lies immediately to the landward side of the sand dunes, nestling between the dunes and the Cambrian Coast railway line beneath the hills. It is rated the 2nd best golf course in Wales.

Machynlleth is a traditional market town just a few miles from Aberdovey with a Wednesday Market Day

In 1974 a small group of eco-enthusiasts created the Centre for Alternative Technology (or CAT, as it’s affectionately known) in an old slate quarry, three miles north of Machynlleth.

If you’re a fan of BBC Springwatch, you’re sure to enjoy the Welsh woodland and wetland reserve where it was filmed. At Ynys Hir you might even make some seasonal discoveries of your own.

In the wilds of the Dyfi Valley UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Falconry Experience Wales  is one of several sites in mid Wales where you can learn about birds of prey.

Machynlleth is the perfect launch pad for an adventure on two wheels, thanks to Dyfi Mountain Biking, an enthusiastic group of local volunteers.

If you’re looking for laughs you probably wouldn’t think of heading to a comedy festival  in the ancient capital of Wales. But we’d absolutely recommend that you do.