Our Caravan site at Dinas Mawddwy, Mid Wales , is close to the market towns Machynlleth (market day every Wednesday) and Dolgellau (market day every Friday). On the doorstep is the Meirion Mill where you can buy gifts, jewellery, pottery and crafts, woollens and much more. With stunning views of the mountains and River Dyfi, the Meirion Mill was the terminus of the Old Mawddwy Railway. Next to the entrance gate, the double arched Packhorse Bridge, built over 300 years ago, spans the river.
Attractions & Activities
Enjoy an inspiring walk to the scene of King Arthur’s last battle at Camlan, a place steeped in myth and legend where Arthur was forced to fight his nephew Medrawt, or visit King Arthur’s Labyrinth at Corris, where an underground boat will take you into spectacular caverns where tales of King Arthur are told with stunning light effects and sound. Llechwedd Slate Caverns – Travel underground on Britain’s steepest passenger railway to reach the bottom of the Deep Mine for a dramatic sound and light programme presenting working conditions as they were. Centre for Alternative Technology – Ride the water powered cliff railway into an inspiring experience with plenty to stimulate and amuse both young and old. Climb through Snowdonia National Park with views of the Vale of Ffestiniog on the Ffestiniog Railway from Pothmadog to Blaneau Ffestiniog.This area of Wales has excellent golfing facilities at Aberdovey, Dolgellau, Machynlleth, Borth and Harlech to name a few.
Sea fishing trips are available from Aberdovey and Barmouth, specialising in Tope, Bass and Black Bream.
For the more energetic, there is unlimited walking and climbing, with the spectacular Aran Ridge almost on our doorstep and the stunning mountain of Cader Idris a short drive from the site, or why not try the dry ski slopes of Rhiw Goch Centre, whether you are a beginner or perfecting your technique, and enjoy the views to the Rhinog range.
Mountain biking, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, beautiful beaches – Aberdovey, Fairbourne and Barmouth, Bala Lake, Lake Vyrnwy, are all within easy reach of the site, or the RSPB bird and wildlife reserves including the Osprey Projects.
The osprey project is open from April to September, 10am to 6pm. In 2011 BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch teamed up with the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust to feature the Dyfi Ospreys on their shows which was very exciting as, for the first time in over 400 years, following years of hard work to reintroduce the birds back to the area, Ospreys bred in the Dyfi valley on the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve site. At the visitors centre, there is a small shop selling refreshments, toilets and is wheelchair accessible. Dogs are allowed at the centre.