The Dyfi Valley and surroundings is a fabulous place to walk (and bike). This page is a work in progress containing some of our favourite local walks, many from Isfryn front door. Isfryn is supplied with several books of short walks, which we’re working our way through and annotating with our updates.
Our favourite short walk is to the top of Pen y Clipiau, the little hill above the village. It starts from the front door and takes no more than 30 minutes unless you sit around taking in the views. A couple of slightly longer option go onto the ridge behind Isfryn such as the Mynydd Gwyn & Llechwedd Gwyn loop.
For a much bigger day out, the two most iconic local mountains both offer great day-walks. Cader Idris is the most well known of the two, and the car park for the Minffordd path (the prettiest and most popular route up it) is about 30 minutes drive from Isfryn. Less well known is the Aran ridge and it’s biggest peak Aran Fawddwy, which is actually higher than Cader Idris. The parking for the Arans is about 20 minutes drive away in Cwm Cywarch close to Dinas Mawddwy. You should budget about 5-7 hours for both of these mountains. Another, slightly bigger day out is the little-walked Waun-Oer ridge, which is an extension of the Aran ridge behind our village; you can start/finish from Isfryn or Dinas Mawddwy at one end and Cwm Ratgoed or Talyllyn pass car park at the other.
In between these two extremes is a wealth of other walking – we’ll keep you posted!
A short (but growing) list of local walks. There are laminated copies of these directions kept in a folder in Isfryn lounge along with a local map and a compass, all of which you are welcome to borrow when you visit.