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Machynlleth Main Street

Machynlleth Main Street

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Machynlleth Main Street

Walking Route

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Start: Machynlleth – Y Plas car park
On A493 from Aberystwyth, take 3rd
exit on 1st roundabout
Grid Reference: SH 743 004
Distance: 8.3 km or 5.1 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Roads, firm tracks, woodland
paths and fields
Maps: OS Explorer OL23
Refreshments: Machynlleth and Dyfi Osprey Centre

1 From the car park walk back towards the entrance and turn L next to the lodge, through a G to follow a waymarked path up some steps. Ignore a path on the L and continue up to go through a G to cross a track to reach a marker post. Follow the grass path passing houses on your L, past a finger post, to reach another next to a road. Turn L here to follow the road up and then down over a CG following the Wales Coast Path. Follow road past Gelli Lydan to a finger post on the R.

2. Go over a S and half L down field to S and finger post. Turn R along road to a junction, turning sharp L and on up road. Where the road bends L, keep ahead to follow a sign for the Coast Path.

3. Take 2nd turn on R by white quartz boulder and finger post up a grass track and through a G. Walk directly ahead to reach another post next to a G ignoring track down on L. On along grass track, then R at finger post to enter forest. Follow the track down to join a stream
on the L and exit the woodland through a G, then walk ahead to pass a house on your R. Go through two Gs before turning L along tarmac road.

4. Just before you reach an old barn, turn R through a G then follow stream on L, over a S and on along the raised embankment before going through a G and turning R along tarmac road. At junction keep ahead through G and on along road, passing T. Coch on R.

5. Go through a G on L next to finger post and walk L of pond to cross a bridge. Follow the path L into the woodland and on down through two Gs. Continue down to cross a FB, then on to reach the main road. WATCH OUT for oncoming traffic, before crossing and turning L to walk along the verge to reach the Osprey centre.

Walk Route: Moderate

Miles: 5


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Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SH 745008  Lat: 52.59063 Long: -3.85302


The town of Machynlleth is situated on the main A487 and A489 roads.

There is on-street parking on the main high street as well as a car park located close to the town centre. It is also served by the train station which is located to the north of the town.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Machynlleth station

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