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Family walking up the Allt Wylly incline.

Nant Gwernol, a rocky river gorge & waterfalls, lies above the picturesque Tal-y-llyn valley in the shadow of Cader Idris. The trails follow the riverside and explore the remains of Bryn Eglwys Slate Quarry. Grid Reference: SH681067

Walk Route: Cascade Trail and Nant Gwernol Trail

Dyfi Forest (NRW), Gwynedd, SY20 8QJ (11 miles, 18 km)

 
Talyllyn Railway

Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

Rail Route: Tywyn - Abergynolwyn

Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY (15 miles, 23 km)

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Ffestiniog Railway

The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world, established in 1832.

Rail Route: Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF (16 miles, 26 km)

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Hand thrown pottery from the Croris Craft Centre

Home to 9 Craft Studios and the resident designer-makers. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. You can also have fun making your own crafts.

Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF (7 miles, 11 km)

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MOMA Machynlleth

MOMA WALES (Museum Of Modern Art, Wales) flourishes in four beautiful galleries alongside The Tabernacle, a former Wesleyan chapel which opened as a centre for the performing arts in 1986.

Y Tabernacl, Penrallt Street, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AJ (11 miles, 17 km)

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The Greenman in Lost Legends of The Stone Circle

Navigate the snaking paths of a maze to find 8 mythical stories, intriguing characters and The Stone Circle. Legends of a fairy lady, changelings - human babies switched with elves & the Lord of Lyn's secret. Medals to be won in our quiz.

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF (7 miles, 11 km)

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Carriage driving at Dyfnant Forest

Hendre Car Park is the starting point for the carriage driving routes in the Dyfnant Forest. Experience beautiful countryside and breathtaking views. OS grid Ref: SJ 029148

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests (NRW), Powys, SY21 0QH (19 miles, 30 km)

 
Borth Animalarium

The Animalarium Borth Zoo is a collection of exotic, unusual and interesting animals to amuse and delight you.

Borth Zoo, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5NA (19 miles, 31 km)

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Subaru

It’s all in the name – Forest Experience are a genuine Full Rally Test Stage set in 900 acres of Welsh Forest with 7 miles of twisting, turning, hilly forest roads!!

Type: Rally Experience Days

The Forest Experience, Cambrian House, Carno, Powys, SY17 5LU (20 miles, 32 km)

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Grandma's Garden

Plas Dolguog Hotel, Felingerrig, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8UJ (11 miles, 17 km)

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RSPB Lake Vyrnwy

The RSPB welcomes you to our shop by the dam, with its wide range of gifts and books, from where you can access nature trails and information about the surrounding countryside.

RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve, Llanwddyn, Oswestry, SY10 0LZ (18 miles, 28 km)

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Barmouth

Barmouth, or Abermaw or even Y Bermo as it is known in Welsh, has officially been 'Beautiful' for over a century.

Trail: Wales Coast Path Mid Wales

  • Waypoint: 7

Barmouth/Abermaw, Southern Snowdonia, LL42 1NE (8 miles, 12 km)

 
Plas Talgarth Holiday Resort

The Leisure Club includes an indoor pool, steam room, sunbed, whirlpool, squash, snooker and much more. There are plenty of outdoor facilities to enjoy including tennis, pitch and putt, children’s play area and heated outdoor pool

Plas Talgarth Holiday Resort, Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9JY (11 miles, 18 km)

 
The dragons fighting beneath Dinas Emrys

Once there was a King desperately tring to build himself a tower at Dinas Emrys as defense against the invading saxons. Every morning the stones placed the previous day had disappeared-could this be the work of 2 fiery underground dragons?

King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF (7 miles, 11 km)

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Mary Jones World

Mary Jones World is a new state of the art visitor and education centre that tells the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles, and the impact of world's best-selling book – on Wales and the world!

Llanycil, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7YF (15 miles, 24 km)

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Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)

The WHR (Porthmadog) is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. Free guided tours at the sheds. Vintage train.

The Station Building, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9DY (17 miles, 27 km)

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Yr Ysgrwn

Yr Ysgwrn is not your typical Welsh farmhouse. By protecting and enhancing the site the aim is to share the story of Hedd Wyn and the universal messages of Yr Ysgwrn to all who visit.

Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, LL41 4UW (10 miles, 16 km)

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Bala Lake Railway

One of the Great Little Trains of Wales, the railway offers a delightful 9 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train along the shores of Wales' largest natural lake.

Rail Route: Llanuwchllyn - Bala

Llanuwchlyn Station, Llanuwchlyn, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7DD (12 miles, 19 km)

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