Dinas Mawddwy is a village at the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, North Wales. The village stands amongst the most spectacular scenery at the convergence of the Rivers Cerist and Dyfi in the shadow of the hills of Foel Benddin (543m) and Foel Dinas (478m). The A470 North Wales to South Wales road by-passes the village en-route between Dolgellau and Caersws.
There is an abundance of attractions in the area, especially for those who enjoy the outdoor life, with hiking, cycling, golf, sightseeing, horse riding, and shooting – all available in the surrounding area. You can be at the glorious beaches on the west coast of Wales in around 20-30 minutes by car. Or for those who like a challenge you may prefer to climb Cader Idris which at 893m is one of Wales’ most popular peaks for hill walking.
But you don’t need to travel far for good walks, as the Dyfi Valley and the area local to Dinas Mawddwy is criss-crossed with trails and rights of way.
Mountain bikers will appreciate either the Coed y Brenin Forest Trails or the Machynlleth Trails. Both are just a short drive away and there are trails to suit both families and the more serious mountain bikers.