Machynlleth – what to do?
Group of 6 (3 couples) heading to Machynlleth next weekend Fri-Mon
Other than bikes (obvs) what little gems shouldn’t we miss?
Thinking of getting up Cadair and possibly taking the train to Barmouth one afternoon, looks like its a nice trip?
In terms of biking, is the local trail centre the best bet? Been off ghe bike for ages so wont be pushing it.
Food, pub tips appreciated.Posted 8 months agonickjbSubscriber
The 3 mach trails are nice for a more natural ride although all the local trail centres are great. Dyfi Osprey project for some wildlife. There’s a wide selection of second hand shops that are worth a wander. Corris craft centre might appeal to some. For a bit of beach Aberdyfi is nice or the south side of the estuary mouth you can drive into the beach. Lovely area.Posted 8 months agoTiger6791Subscriber
Right yes lots to do
Mach itself isn’t great but as a base you can do lots
Cadair – Great walk Minfodd path is probably the best for a first go with a group.
Sarnies at the top, ice cream in the Cafe (they only do coffee from a jar) and then a pint and dinner at Cross Foxes
Another place decent for dinner and a drink is Riverside @ Pennal (2 miles out of Mach)
The train to Barmouth is stunning! (Barmouth is not great though)
The train at Tywyn is great even without kids
Get off at Dolgoch Falls wall for an hour round the falls and catch the train as it returns
If you like beaches the Aberdovey is stunning (just walk away from the crowds)
Red Kites at Nant yr Arian are a spectacular site at feeding time (3pm but check)
Likewise check the Ospreys at Ynys Hir are great but I prefer Nant http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com
The mines at Corris are just mind blowing, some if the caves are huge
There’s loads more.., what’s your plan?Posted 8 months agoMalvern RiderMember
Only one thing to do….
Two things. As above, then stuff face at the superlative Quarry Café
Cadair Idris as mentioned is also spectacular. And a nice ancient track goes from Llyngrwil to Cregennen Lakes if you fancy riding the area. My spelling of these places is suspect.Posted 8 months agon0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
Depends what is your cup of tea, but from when I lived in Dolgellau for a few years as a nipper in the 1980s…
Cadair Idris (and the lovely back roads towards Fairbourne that pass the lakes)
Bala lake (including the narrow gauge railway)
Coed y Brenin
Fairbourne beach (plus the narrow gauge railway)
Blaenau Ffestiniog slate mines
I’ve not been back to the area since ~1987, but I’d love to go back there these days with either a road or mountain bike, there are so many options!Posted 8 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
The Spar is truly a jewel. They had both flavours of vienetta
Maybe we chose pubs poorly but they all felt a little bit assaulty, if not actually stabby- I wound up the scottishness to 11 to ensure the ancient treaties protected us but not everyone has that optionPosted 8 months ago
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