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Explore the Aberdyfi Circular Trail in Southern Snowdonia

Aberdyfi, located in southern Snowdonia, is a charming seaside town with a lot to offer, including a stunning sandy beach, medieval castle site, and tales of sunken villages. It's also home to a series of circular walks offering visitors the chance to explore the Wales Coast Path while appreciating the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and adventure opportunities available in nearby towns and villages.

Starting and finishing in Aberdyfi, this circular trail takes you through some of the area's most scenic spots. Conveniently, there are local amenities including toilets on the seafront and a variety of shops, cafes and pubs in the town providing food and refreshments.

Exploring the Trail

Start your walk from the Aberdyfi seafront car park and head to the west of the town, passing below the railway bridge. A signpost marks the start of the trail, with the path initially climbing above the town past the supposed site of a castle.

Continue westwards around the summit of the hill to Trefeddian Farm and onwards until you follow the line of a small river past the southern edge of the farmyard at Crychnant. The trail has some manageable uphill sections and a reasonable descent on the return leg.

Make sure to look out for the signage for the Wales Coast Path, as you will leave the road and descend back to Aberdyfi along this route. Along the way, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Dyfi estuary and Cambrian coast.

Adhere to the Countryside Code

As with any outdoor activity, it's important to respect the environment and adhere to the Countryside Code at all times. This includes following designated paths and routes, keeping dogs under control, and taking all litter home with you.

So, if you're looking for a short but scenic walk in southern Snowdonia, the Aberdyfi Circular Trail is a fantastic option. Make sure to bring your OS Map: 1:25 000 scale Explorer Map OL23. SH613 959 and enjoy everything this charming coastal town has to offer.

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Facilities

Parking

  • Parking with charge - Parking provision in the town centre, LL35 0ED.

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Start/finish: car park on sea front
  • Circular Route
  • Description of route - Aberdyfi Circular Walk off the Wales Coast Path
  • Length of route (miles) - 5
  • Typical duration of route - 2hrs

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Aberdyfi is on the north side of the Dyfi/Dovey estuary on the A493.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: Lloyd’s Coaches X28 & X29. By Rail: Cambrian’s Coast Main Line services Aberdyfi from Pwllheli, and the main Cambrian Line runs from Machynlleth and Aberystwyth

Aberdyfi Circular Walk off the Wales Coast Path

Type:Walking Route

Aberdyfi | Aberdovey, Gwynedd, LL35 0ED

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AberdyfiAberdyfi | Aberdovey, AberdoveyOne of Britain's prettiest little seaside resorts and sailing ports. Pastel-coloured terraces front a large sandy beach and quaint old harbour. A popular centre for sailing, watersports and golf.

Aberdyfi BeachAberdyfi | | Panorama Walk, AberdoveyThis gentle four mile walk soon gets you up above Aberdyfi, enjoying fine views over the mouth of the Dyfi estuary and south towards Borth and Aberystwyth. Starting place: Tourist Information Centre Starting ref: SN 614959

Aberdyfi Tourist Information CentreAberdyfi Tourist Information Centre, AberdoveyAberdyfi Tourist Information Centre is conveniently situated in the centre of the village on the Wharf where you can get information on local events, attractions, recreational activities and public transport.

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