GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Aberdovey Walks

4 miles (6.5 km)

The town of Aberdovey (Aberdyfi) is located in a lovely positionon the west coast ofWales. There's lovely walks along the estuaryof theRiver Dyfiand the coastal path.
This walk follows a section of the Wales Coast Path from Aberdovey to the town of Tywyn, just to the north. The route runs along a flat, beach side path for about a distance of about 4 miles. On the way there's lovely beaches, sand dunes and fine views of the Snowdonia mountains in the background. In Tywyn you can also get a direct train back if you prefer not to walk.
The Dyfi Estuary is also a nature reserve and a great place for wildlife watching. On the walk look out for osprey and otter in the summer months.

Aberdovey OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Aberdovey Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Aberdovey

  • Dolgoch Falls - Travel on the marvellous Talyllyn Railway to Dolgoch and visit the beautiful Dolgoch Falls on this circular walk in the Snowdonia National Park
  • Tal-y-llyn Lake - Enjoy a waterside walk around this stunning glacial lake in the Snowdonia National Park
  • Machynlleth to Llanidloes - Follow National Cycle Route 8 from Machynlleth to Llanidloes and enjoy some splendid scenery.
    You start off with a lovely run along the River Dulas and some beautiful mountainous scenery around Dylife and Aberhosan
  • Llyn Cau - This walk climbs to the beautiful Llyn Cau on the slopes of Cadir Idris in the Snowdonia National Park
  • Cregennan Lakes - This circular walk takes you around these two beautiful lakes in Snowdonia
  • Arthog Waterfalls - This walk visits the North Wales village of Arthog where you can enjoy a lovely walking trail along a series of waterfalls
  • Mawddach Trail - This splendid cycling and walking trail takes you along the old Ruabon to Barmouth railway line on excellent paths
  • Panorama Walk Barmouth - A classic circular walk around Barmouth climbing above the town for magnificent views over the Mawddach estuary and the Snowdonia National Park
  • Dyfi Valley Way - A walk through the beautiful Dyfi Valley taking you from Aberdovey (Aberdyfi) on the coast to Llanuwchllyn before returning along the river to Borth
  • Dinas Oleu - This walk climbs to a hill fort and lovely viewpoint above the town of Barmouth
  • Tywyn - This seaside resort is located on Cardigan Bay in Gwynedd
  • Abergynolwyn - This South Gwynedd village is located in the southern section of the Snowdonia National Park.
  • Castell Y Bere - This circular walk visits Castell Y Bere, near Abergynolwyn in the Snowdonia National Park.


The Penhelig Arms is in a great location in the town. You can sit outside and enjoy fine coastal views with your meal. You can find the hotel at 27-29 Terrace Road with a postcode of LL35 0LT for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The coastal path and the beaches are a great place for a dog walk. The Penhelig Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In Tywyn you can pick up the Talyllyn Railwayand travel to the lovely Dolgoch Falls. It's a scenic journey on an old steam train with a walk to the splendid falls at the end.
The epic Dyfi Valley Way starts in the village. It heads to Llanuwchllyn before returning along the stunning river valley to Borth.
On the opposite side of the estuary there's the Borth to Ynyslas Coastal Path which will take you along Borth Sands to visit Ynyslas and the Dyfi National Nature Reserve. There's some splendid high sand dunes to explore in the wildlife rich reserve.


The seafront, Aberdovey - - 1415556

The seafront, Aberdovey

Dunes, Aberdovey - - 1384027

These dunes shield Aberdovey Golf Course from the sea. Beyond them, to the left, a caravan park, then the white houses of Aberdovey itself.

Sand Dunes at Aberdovey - - 199941

This square consists of just dunes and sand, much of which is covered at high tide. Looking approximately south, towards Ynyslas across the Dovey Estuary.

Sand Dunes at Aberdovey - - 199941

Penhelig Arms. This is a very old hostelry and the food and beer are good. A painting in the bar shows sailing ships drawn up on the shore on 'this' side of the road.

Penhelig Arms, Aberdovey - - 1383915

Penhelig Arms pub in the town

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NW towards Aberdovey Bar. Just about on the edge of the bar at Ynyslas, looking towards a group of anglers. The tide needed to go out quite a bit more to expose much of the sandbank at Ynyslas.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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