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About Dyfi

The spectacular landscape of the Dyfi Forest is well worth exploring. Rugged peaks loom above the forested hillsides that are dotted with atmospheric ruins and slate spoil heaps. Fast flowing mountain streams cascade down rocky valleys, edged by old moss-covered oaks. Steam trains chug along the hillsides, now carrying holidaymakers, but originally carrying slates from the quarries to the coast.

Dyfi forest lies mainly to the north of the Afon Dyfi between the towns of Dolgellau to the north and Machynlleth to the south.

How to get there:

Machynlleth is the nearest town or village.

A487 North of Machynlleth

OS Grid Reference: SH 750 046
For details of public transport visit

Places to go in Dyfi

Tan y Coed
Foel Friog

Other places to go in this area





WalkingCyclingHorse RidingPicnicFishingOther ActivitiesHeritage
walking Open access, Waymarked walks and Public Rights of Way.
cycling Open access on forest roads and Bridleways.
horse riding Open access on forest roads and Bridleways.Open Access - Open access throughout Pantperthog, Abergynolwyn, Cwm Dulas,:Parking at Tan y Coed


Graeme Stringer
Recreation Ranger