Aberdovey (Aberdyfi in Welsh) is a popular, charming, fishing village with miles of sandy beach that stretches up the Dyfi estuary to join the coast of Cardigan bay.  It’s great for a day on the beach and you’ll find plenty of traditional seaside actives from crabbing off the pier and donkey rides, to delicious local ice cream and great fish & chips.

Away from a spot of sunbathing, there are also some great local walks to suit all abilities. The so called Roman Road (neither a road or anything to do with the Romans!) is a gentle walk with fabulous views, going along the estuary from Aberdyfi.

For something more strenuous, a walk up to the stunning Llyn Barfog/ Bearded Lake will blow the cobwebs away. There are many stories surrounding this lake, which include fairies, mysterious bearded creatures and mystical cows! One such legend has it that King Arthur was asked by the residents of Aberdyfi to rid the lake of the Afangc (a Welsh water demon) who was terrorising the village.  Armed with magical chains (what else?) and his trusty stead, Llamrai, they did the necessary.  Although not without a fight.  In the struggle Llamari left a hoof print in a nearby stone, known as Carn March Arthur. Look out for this stone on the walk.

Or you can pick up the Welsh Coastal Path in Aberdyfi,  The 4 miles along the golden sand from Aberdyfi to Tywyn form part of the 870 miles of path.  When you arrive in Tywyn, you can either retrace your steps or jump on a train or bus which will return you to Aberdyfi in just a few minutes.

If you’re a budding Rory Mcllroy, then a day at Aberdyfi’s championship links golf course is a must. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you make your way around this 18-hole course set in the Aberdyfi sand dunes.

Being by the sea and estuary means that there are also loads of water activities on offer.  Aberdyfi has it’s own sailing and rowing clubs, and the estuary is great for kayaking and windsurfing.  There’s also a fab surf spot as you head towards Tywyn.

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Lonely Planet named North Wales as one of their top 10 world regions to visit in 2017.  And it’s hard not see why it’s made this prestigious list.  We’ve picked out just a few of the highlights below.

Of course, if you just want to kick back, relax and read a book, then we think our campsite is just perfect. We should know, we’re there every day and love it!

Not too far from Nyth Robin campsite you can enjoy the off-road mountain bike trails in Dyfi forest – home of the Enduro, Cli-mach X and Mach 1,2,4 & 4 trails.  Or a bit further afield, Coed Y Brenin has plenty of great natural off-road trails to suit all levels.

If you prefer road riding, then there are a few organised events including the Aberdyfi bike ride in June and the Cambrian Coast Sportive in mid-September. Or simply head out on a ride and enjoy the surrounding countryside. The road that runs around the back of Aberdyfi, through Cwm Maethlon/ Happy Valley, is particularly spectacular and is a good circular route from Nyth Robin

For something a little more laid back, go back in time on the Tal-Y-Llyn steam railway, or take the Cambrain coast train line from Aberdyfi or Machynlleth to Pwellehi and enjoy the breath-taking views as the train hugs the Cardigan bay coastline.  This journey has recently been picked by The Guardian as one of the top 10 epic train journeys in the world.

It’s easy to spend the day pottering around the neighbouring market town of Machynlleth, the ancient capital of Wales and the home of the first Welsh Parliament in 1404.  Wednesday is market day when there’s a real hustle and bustle, so excellent for a spot of people watching with a cup of tea and slice of delicious barra brith (Welsh tea cake).

Or head up nearby Corris Craft Centre where there’s a great collection of shops, attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours.  A perfect opportunity to pick up something local and handmade.

The Centre of Alternative Technology (CAT) is just north of Machynlleth and their visitor centre has seven acres of hands-on displays and gardens. With over 40 years of experience in sustainability practice, CAT inspires thousands of visitors every year. The visitor centre overlooks the Snowdonia National Park and is a stunning location to explore all about sustainable living.

All the delights of Snowdonia National Park are just a drive away.  This is truly the heart of adventure actives in Wales, there isn’t much you can’t do! Unique highlights are bouncing underground with cave trampolining at Bounce Below, surfing the world’s first inland surf lagoon or speeding down Europe’s longest zip line.  Plus, there’s the famous mount Snowdon, Wales’s highest mountain, or the nearby spectacular Cader Idris, to conquer.

And if that’s not enough, there’s also lots of walking, lake swimming, horse riding and cycling options to keep you busy. Phew!

It doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Then it’s the perfect time to look up and marvel at the night sky. Snowdonia National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Reserve. One of only 10 such designations in the world.

With little/ no light pollution at Nyth Robin, it’s a great place to see what it’s all about (stiff necks are guaranteed). Personally, we find the dark skies are often better observed with a small G&T, or similar!

Getting around by car is easy and most places offer plenty of parking.  Alternatively, there is a regular bus service to Aberdyfi and Tywyn or Machynlleth, and the stop is just at the campsite entrance, so you’re able to leave the car behind.