Discover the beauty of aberdyfi and surrounding areas
There’s a variety of walks nearby to suit all levels and are great for exercising the dog too. We’ve made just a few local suggestions below, plus we’ve lots of books and maps in reception for browsing. You can also find lots more walk ideas at Visit Mid Wales. As with all walks please keep your dog on a lead around livestock, and remember to follow the countryside code.
Walks from Nyth Robin
A 20 minute uphill walk from site will get you to the Wales Costal Path. From here you can walk to Aberdyfi and onwards to Tywyn – with beaches, shops, cafes and pubs at the other end there’s plenty to do.
Or head the other way, and walk into Pennal. The Riverside pub in Pennal is great for refreshments and is dog friendly too. From either direction you can catch the X29 bus which will stop by our site on request.
For a shorter walk or loop that finishes back at site, you can also walk to Llyn Barfog/ Bearded Lake. Dogs must always be kept on a lead at all times on all these walks as they go through farmland. And ask us for directions as they’re not always well signposted.
Borth to Aberystwyth
The Wales Costal path boasts 870 miles/ 1,400km of dedicated footbaths that hug the coastline. You can pick up part of the splendid and diverse coastal path from site (see above) or many places nearby. We particularly like the Borth to Aberystwyth section.
This section of the Wales Coast Path is proper coastal walking with breathtaking clifftop views and plenty of ups and downs! You can start at either end and catch the train or bus back to the beginning, after some well-deserved refreshments of course.
Here’s just a couple of suggestions for walks with the family walks.
Dol Goch Waterfalls are just a short walk from the car park, so accessible for most. Or you can continue to hike up through the woodlands to the start of the falls. The Talyllyn steam railway from Tywyn stops at Dol Goch, so why not combine the two on a grand day out. Dogs are welcome on the Talyllyn Railway and must be kept under control at Dol Goch.
Tan Y Coed is located in the Dyfi forest and has easy walking trails amongst huge trees and along the river. There’s also an animal puzzle trail for the kids to follow, a picnic area with tables and public toilets. Dogs can run off the lead under control here.
A hike up Cader Idris is a challenging and rewarding days walk. The Minffordd Path is the closest starting path to Nyth Robin, and arguably the spectacular route up. On your 930ft climb up to the summit you’ll pass Llyn Cae a stunning glacial lake, which on a hot day is a perfect stop for a bit of wild swimming. The Minfordd Path starts at the visitors centre and you’ll need about 5 or 6 hours for this walk. Dogs must be kept on a lead around livestock.
Whilst Snowdon is about a 1hr 40 minute drive from Nyth Robin, at 1,085m high it’s Wales & England’s highest peak, so we couldn’t talk about amazing day hikes without mentioning it! There are many options for ascending Snowdown. The Llanberis path is the closest and the easiest and you’ll need about 6 – 7 hours for this walk. Dogs must be kept under control.
Walks for everyone
These walk options are a bit further away and are great for all ages.
Mawddach Trail – This footpath and cycle route runs for 9.5miles/ 15km along a disused railway track on the southern edge of the spectacular Mawddach estuary. Its mostly flat surface makes this an ideal walk for families.
Coed Y Brenin Forest Park has many walking trails to discover, so there’s something for everyone and is just a 40 minute drive from Nyth Robin. There’s a great café, kids play areas and plenty of picnic sites along the walks.Dogs are allowed and must be kept under control.
Devils Bridge Falls are 12 miles from Aberystwyth and the Falls Nature Trail provides a unique opportunity to see this great natural feature in the Rheidol Gorge.