Y Plas Machynlleth - starting point for Machynlleth to Morben Walk

Book Tickets Online


This walk starts at the Y Plas car park, Machynlleth and is graded as a moderate route. The terrain includes road, woodland paths, firm tracks and fields and is a distance of 5 miles. Grid Reference: SH 743 004 and OS Explorer Map OL23. Refreshments are available in Machynlleth and Dyfi Wildlife Centre.

1.  From the car park walk back towards Y Plas 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 Wales 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 Dyfi Wildlife Centre

Book Tickets



  • EV Charging - There are 2 devices and 4 connectors available at Maengwyn St Car Park, Machynlleth

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets


  • Description of route
  • Length of route (km) - 8.3
  • Length of route (miles) - 5 miles
  • Linear Route
  • Moderate Route

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

Machynlleth Railway Station and the T12 Traws Cymru Bus Service connects Machynlleth to Newtown and Welshpool.

Public Transport Information Service - www.travelinecymru.wales


Dyfi Discovery Walk | Machynlleth to Dyfi Wildlife Centre

Type:Walking Route

Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8BL

Add Dyfi Discovery Walk | Machynlleth to Dyfi Wildlife Centre to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel0300 065 3000


mid wales, machynlleth, town, holidays, visitingMachynlleth, MachynllethUnwind in the heart of the Dyfi Biosphere at Machynlleth. Part of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere and offers exciting activities, from mountain biking to exploring the natural beauty of Mid Wales. The Centre for Alternative Technology is an excellent place to learn about environmentalism, while the…

Llyn BarfogDyfi Discovery Walk | Llyn Barfog Walk, TywynStart: 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.

Centre for Alternative TechnologyDyfi Discovery Walk | Centre for Alternative Technology Walk, MachynllethStart: Centre for Alternative Technology (C.A.T) car park Grid Reference: SH 754 044 Distance: 7.1 km – 4.4 miles Grade: Moderate (some steep sections) Terrain: Firm tracks, roads and open grassland Maps: OS Explorer OL23 or 215

Dyfi Discovery Walk | Ceinws to Llanwrin WalkDyfi Discovery Walk | Ceinws to Llanwrin Walk, MachynllethStart: 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

Dyfi Discovery Walk | Pennal WalkDyfi Discovery Walk | Pennal Walk, MachynllethStart: Pennal village Grid Reference: SH 699 004 Distance: 13.2km – 8.3 miles Grade: Strenuous – A mountain walk, not to be undertaken in poor visibility Maps: OS Explorer – OL 23

Dyfi Discovery Walk | Cwrt WalkDyfi Discovery Walk | Cwrt Walk, MachynllethStart: Village car park, Cwrt Grid Reference:SH 688 000 Distance: 4.8 km – 3 miles (with extension 6.6 km - 4 miles) Grade: Moderate (extension energetic) Terrain: Tarmac road, firm tracks, fields and woodland Maps: OS Explorer - OL 23

Dyfi Discovery Walk | Derwenlas WalkDyfi Discovery Walk | Derwenlas Walk, MachynllethStart: Lay-by Derwenlas Grid Reference: SN721 991 Distance: 6.2 km - 3.8 miles Grade: Moderate Terrain: Firm tracks, open fields, some boggy areas Maps: OS Explorer OL23

Dyfi Discovery Walk | Cwm Ralltgoed WalkDyfi Discovery Walk | Cwm Ralltgoed Walk, MachynllethStart: NRW forest car park. Turn R just before Aberllefenni village sign. Grid Reference: SH 769 092 Distance: 8.4 km - 5.2 miles Grade: Easy/Moderate Maps: OS Explorer . OL23

Dyfi Discovery Walk | Cae Adda WalkDyfi Discovery Walk | Cae Adda Walk, MachynllethStart: Near Dovey Valley Shooting Centre Limited car parking Grid Reference: SH 806 051 Distance: 10 km – 6.2 miles Grade: Moderate with some steep sections Terrain: Fields, rough tracks Maps: OS Explorer - 215

Talyllyn LakeCircular Machynlleth via Tal-y-llyn | Scenic Drive, MachynllethThis 35 mile circular route takes you on the A487 from Machynlleth via Corris towards Dolgellau and before turning off on the B4405 to Tywyn via the picturesque Talyllyn lake at the foot of Cadair Idris. Return to Machynlleth via Aberdyfi.

What's Nearby

  1. Throughout the year MOMA WALES shows Modern Welsh Art, in a series of constantly changing…

    0.07 miles away
  2. Y Plas Machynlleth is a Grade 2 listed building, set in parkland offering a unique…

    0.14 miles away
  3. The Dyfi Valley opens wide as it approaches Cardigan Bay Coast and ends in sandy beaches…

    0.14 miles away
  4. Experience the Wonder of Dyfi Biosphere: A Natural Gem Recognised by UNESCO

    Discover the…

    0.14 miles away
  1. The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre in Mid Wales…

    2.3 miles away
  2. The Dyfi Wildlife Centre near Machynlleth is the home of the Dyfi Osprey Project at the…

    3.12 miles away
  3. The Cors Dyfi reserve in the heart of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere is a mixture of bog,…

    3.12 miles away
  4. Discover quality craftsmanship and the unique stories behind the handmade designs in 9…

    4.38 miles away
  5. Navigate the snaking paths of this outdoor maze to find 8 mythical stories, intriguing…

    4.38 miles away
  6. Ride in an old fashioned steam train on a journey that is enjoyable for everybody and…

    4.38 miles away
  7. Sail underground, through the magical veil of a waterfall, and pass into a mythical world…

    4.39 miles away
  8. Corris Caverns is the name for the fantastic attractions and experiences that start from…

    4.39 miles away
  9. The award-winning Dyfi Distillery is run by brothers Pete and Danny Cameron who…

    4.4 miles away
  10. Abercorris Nature Reserve in southern Snowdonia is a three acre site of remnant…

    4.43 miles away
  11. RSPB Ynys-Hir nature reserve is a wildlife haven in the heart of Mid Wales . Explore oak…

    4.92 miles away
  12. Restored mid-eighteenth-century charcoal-fired blast furnace, used for smelting iron ore.

    5.13 miles away
Previous Next

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss