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Mary Jones World in Bala is an award-winning state of the art visitor centre & cafe that tells the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles, and the impact of world's best-selling book – on Wales and the world!

Mary Jones World, Llanycil, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7YF (1 miles, 2 km)

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Fly fishing at Lake Vyrnwy started in 1818 after the lake was flooded and stocked with 40,000 loch leven brown trout. This reservoir is the world’s second oldest manmade trout fishery.

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn, Mid Wales, Powys, SY10 0LY (12 miles, 19 km)

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Bala Lake Railway is one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. The 9 mile return journey through the striking scenery of the Snowdonia National Park and a must see attraction on the shore line of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid).

Rail Route: Llanuwchllyn - Bala

  • Duration: 1 hour return journey

Llanuwchlyn Station, Llanuwchlyn, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7DD (5 miles, 7 km)

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Why not hire one of our bikes when you visit Lake Vyrnwy? Take a pleasant ride around the lake and experience some of the most beautiful scenery in Mid Wales.

Artisans, The Old Sawmill, Lake Vyrnwy, Oswestry, Powys, SY10 0NA (12 miles, 19 km)

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Cadair Idris Visitor Centre & Tea Room is 250 metres from the car park. The Minffordd path to the Cadair Idris summit passes by them.

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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 (12 miles, 19 km)

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Heather moorland, woodland, meadows, rocky streams and a large reservoir attract a wide variety of wildlife to this reserve set at the southern end of the Berwyn Mountains.

Llyn Efyrnwy | Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LY (12 miles, 19 km)

 

Tea room and visitor centre.

Southern Snowdonia | Cadair Idris, Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX (19 miles, 31 km)

 

Melin Meirion Mill Shop and Cafe is on the A470 between Machynlleth and Dolgellau near the village of Dinas Mawddwy.

Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9LS (14 miles, 23 km)

Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)

 

Coed y Brenin visitor centre near Dolgellau, is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

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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 (14 miles, 23 km)

 

Ty'n y Groes car park and riverside picnic area is the gateway to three forest walks, from an all ability trail with the tallest trees in Coed y Brenin (and downloadable Ty'n y Groes MP3 audio trail) OS Grid Reference: SH 730 233

Coed y Brenin Forest Park (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL402HN (14 miles, 23 km)

 

The National White Water Centre has over 30 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK.

Canolfan Tryweryn, Frongoch, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7NU (4 miles, 6 km)

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Majestic sessile oaks have nurtured this quiet corner of Wales for over 400 years providing leafy cover for plants and animals and creating a 'wild wood'.

Pontrobert, Powys, SY22 5JF (17 miles, 28 km)

 

Begin and end your tour in Eldon Square and look at its buildings in detail.

Walk Route: Town Trail

  • Access: Start at Eldon Square
  • Duration: 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace

Dolgellau, Southern Snowdonia, LL40 1PS (17 miles, 27 km)

 

Gwybr (the shining white dragon) of Llanrhaeadr

Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfalls, Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys, SY10 0BZ (10 miles, 16 km)

 

The serene ruins of Cymer Abbey stand in a lovely setting beside the River Mawddach. Particularly impressive are its great windows, arches and an unusual tower.

Vaynor Farm, Llanelltyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HE (16 miles, 26 km)

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There has been a Christian Church here for over 1200 years. Its setting, in a place of great beauty deep in the Berwyn Mountains, is peaceful and unspoilt.

Pennant Melangell, Llangynog, Powys, SY10 0HQ (8 miles, 14 km)

 
 
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