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Browsing leisure pursuits within 20 miles of Glandwr Mill Cottage

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With the development of Trans Wales cycle routes, Barmouth has become an ideal centre for a cycling based holiday. The dramatic beauty of North & Mid Wales offers a vast array of cycling opportunities for all types of cyclists.

Abermaw | Barmouth, Southern Snowdonia, LL42 1LS (2 miles, 3 km)

 

The walk along the estuary from Barmouth to Dolgellau is 9.6 miles (15km). This easy leisure walk is suitable for all the family and involves no climbing. A section of the trail has been adapted for people with disabilities.

Mawddach Estuary, Southern Snowdonia, LL40 2TA (2 miles, 3 km)

 

The Golf Club is a Community Project with a 1,000 yard hole par 3 course set in an idyllic location and open to the general public. It is challenging enough for the old hands, but not too daunting for beginners.

Penrhyn Drive North, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, LL38 2DJ (3 miles, 5 km)

 

There are three recommended walking routes to conquer Cader Idris. Whichever route you take they are all designated ‘hard/strenuous’ routes, and you should allow between five to six hours to get there and back

Southern Snowdonia | Cadair Idris, Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX (4 miles, 6 km)

 

The Precipice Walk is one of the famous attractions of Dolgellau. It passes through an interesting variety of habitats which include deciduous woodland, a conifer plantation, meadows, lakeside and sheep-walk.

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Miles: 3

Dolgellau, Southern Snowdonia, LL40 1PS (6 miles, 9 km)

 

The cycle route heads inland from the town of Dolgellau across the Cambrian Mountains and heads South East towards Builth Wells and Llanelwedd.

Cycle Route: Sustrans Route 8

Dolgellau Town Centre, LL40 1SR (6 miles, 9 km)

 

This small car park is the start of the rugged Volcano Trail and near a bridge taking you across the Afon Mawddach and gorge.

Coed y Brenin Forest Park (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL402HN (7 miles, 11 km)

 

Located in Snowdonia National Park, Coed y Brenin offers some of the most exciting, Mountain Biking routes in Wales. From the novice to the expert, there are miles of challenging trails to test your skills, what ever your level.

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ (8 miles, 13 km)

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Get kitted up before venturing into the abandoned workings of this secret underground world. Explore and feel the dark, damp mine's history come alive as the expert guide shares its stories. Winner of Best Experience in Mid Wales 2019 / 20

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF (9 miles, 15 km)

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Start: Corris Craft Centre car park Grid Reference: SH 750 078 Distance: 5 km . 3.1 miles Shorter option: 2.3 km . 1.4 miles Grade: Moderate (some steep sections) Terrain: Tarmac road and firm tracks Maps: OS Explorer - OL 23

Walk Route: Moderate

  • Miles: 3

Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9SS (9 miles, 15 km)

 

During 2019 the Corris Railway will be offering a “Your Railway For The Day” experience, which can be taken up, subject to volunteer availability, on days without timetabled operations in April, May, June and September.

Type: Heritage Railway Experience Day

Corris Steam Railway & Museum, Station Yard, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9SH (9 miles, 15 km)

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Start: Snowdonia National Park Authority car park, Cwm Maethlon/Happy Valley Grid Reference: SN 640 986 Distance: 5 km - 3.1 miles (shortcut 4 km – 2.5 miles) Grade: Moderate Terrain: Open moorland, firm tracks, fields and tarmac road.

Walk Route: Moderate

  • Miles: 3

Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 0DF (11 miles, 17 km)

 

Take a journey of self-discovery while developing practical skills in a beautiful immersive environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).

Type: Sustainable Workshops & Short courses

Centre For Alternative Technology, Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ (11 miles, 18 km)

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‘You blow the whistle, release the brakes and open the regulator. A hiss of steam and the train starts to move - the start of an experience of a lifetime’. Learn to drive a historic steam locomotive hauling your own private train.

Type: Driver Experience

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway, Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY (11 miles, 18 km)

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The Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort occupies 64 acres of parkland on the edge of Southern Snowdonia includes a Leisure Club & Wellness Spa

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

 

We're so proud of what we have to offer visitors in Wales that we've developed Wales Trails to inspire you to park the car and explore our fantastic country by train, cycle or on foot.

MWT Cymru, The Station, Machynlleth, SY20 8TG (12 miles, 19 km)

 

This section of route 82 heads South towards Aberystwyth but the route is still under construction. Beyond Aberystwyth the route heads along the old railway line towards Tregaron and Lampeter. The route finishes in Fishguard.

Cycle Route: Sustrans Route 82

Sustrans Route 82:Machynlleth -Fishguard, Machynlleth Town Centre, SY20 8AB (12 miles, 20 km)

 

Start: Ceinws village Grid Reference: SH760 059 Distance: 11.3 km – 7 miles (additional 0.7km - 0.4 miles to Llanwrin) Grade: Moderate / Strenuous Terrain: Firm tracks, open fields Maps: OS Explorer 215

Walk Route: Strenuous

  • Miles: 7

Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8BL (12 miles, 20 km)

 
 
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