Out & About

discover the beauty of Aberdyfi & its surroundings

There are plenty of things to do for families, walks and adventure attractions

With mountains, coast and historic attractions close by, you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding what to do whilst staying at Nyth Robin.

If you’re after adventure then there’s great walking trails on our doorstep, mountains to scale and waterfalls to wonder at, or there’s mountain biking trails to suit all abilities.  A bit further afield you can take the world’s fastest zip line or bounce through caves.

If you have a dog then Aberdyfi & Tywyn beaches both have dog friendly areas all year round and there lots of woodlands to explore.

Families will enjoy the beaches and plenty of opportunities to get close to nature or there’s some great attractions all within a 30 minute drive.  And not forgetting for the younger ones, or young at heart, there’s the home of the only and only Thomas the Tank Engine at the Tal-y-llyn railway.

Jump on the Cambrian Coast railway line at Aberdyfi or Machynlleth and enjoy the breathtaking scenery as it hugs the Cardigan bay coast line all the way to Pwllehi – why not stop off at Barmouth or Harlech Castle?

Find out more about our favourite and recommended places below or check out Visit Mid Wales for a more comprehensive list of nearby attractions – https://www.visitmidwales.co.uk/see/

For walking holidays

from costal paths to hiking mountains

There’s lots of great walking routes nearby.  From site you can access the Wales Coast Path and walk into Aberdyfi – it’s a 2 ½ hour walk with stunning views over the Welsh hills and Dyfi Estuary. Or for a shorter walk there’s Llyn Barfog/ Bearded Lake where legend tells of King Arthur and his horse battling a water demon!

For something more challenging, the walk up nearby Cadair Idris is a rewarding day’s climb. On a clear day you can see out over Cardigan Bay and the Mawddach Estuary.

We couldn’t write about walking without mentioning Snowdon, the highest mountain in England & Wales.  If you’d like to scale these famous heights the start of the Llanberis Pass – one of the more popular and easier routes up Snowdon – is about 90-minute drive away.

nyth robin outdoor activities

For adventure holidays

great for thrill seekers!

For fun on two wheels, there’s plenty of off-road cycling choices for all levels and ages at Coed Y Brenin, where you can also hire bikes. The nearby Dyfi Forest has some world class downhill mountain bike trails and the Mawddach Trail offers a family friendly, and flat, option! For road cycling, there’s some great routes from the site, all with a great view.

A bit further away you can get an adrenaline rush at Zip World where you can trampoline through slate caverns, roller-coast through the forest or take the world’s longest zip line!

Zip world activities are 30-40 miles from Nyth Robin, but there’s plenty to do to make a day of it, and there’s something for all ages.  We highly recommend pre-booking as these are popular attractions.

For family holidays

plenty to do for kids of all ages...

There’s plenty of attractions for families whatever the weather.  Away from the beach there’s wildlife activities at RSPB Reserve, or Borth Wildlife Kingdom.  

At Corris Craft Centre you’ll find a great collection of shops and activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours, from soap or chocolate making to pottery painting.  It’s also home to King Arthur’s Labyrinth and Corris Mine Explorers.

There is also the near by sea side town of Tywyn and its Talyllyn railway. The world’s first preserved railway, the steam engine will take you past streams and waterfalls, through a beautiful valley in the Merioneth mountains.

nyth robin glamping sheperds style hut outside

For relaxing brakes

switch off, disconnect & unwind

Our corner of west Wales is the perfect place for escaping the stresses of modern life.  There’s nothing better than simply sitting back, relaxing and soaking up the views – and we’ve are plenty of those!

Why not go wild swimming where you can immerse yourself and re-energise. There’s both the Dyfi Estuary & Dysynni River close by or for the ultimate in wild swimming take a walk up to Llyn Cau, a glacial lake on the way up to the Cadair Idris summit.  With crystal clear waters and surrounded by mountain views you won’t regret it!

Or enjoy the peace and tranquillity woodlands can offer with some forest bathing. We’ve our own small woodlands, or there’s plenty of places to wander, sit and contemplate in the nearby Dyfi Forest.