We are within easy reach of the historic Welsh capital Machynlleth and the famous sailing village of Aberdyfi and Tywyn, Glan Yr Afon/Riverside is ideally located for a perfect stop for lunch/dinner or simply a drink in the garden to plan your stay in the area and organize a wide range of activities and experiences.
You can walk from Glan Yr Afon/Riverside into the mountains, Happy Valley offering well-known walks. Or drive to Cader Idris and the Tal-y-Llyn lake. The talyllyn.co.uk - railway also provides access to mountain walks.
Itís a short drive to the sea to Aberdyfi (Aberdovey) which is a thriving seaside fishing village, with a fabulous sandy beach, and it's own micro-climate, and is arguably the jewel in the crown of Cardigan Bay. The village boasts an 18 hole championship Links golf course aberdoveygolf.co.uk stunning beach and hill walks, and various watersporting activities such as sailing, kite surfing and canoeing to name a few. During the summer months there are various beach activities for children and adults alike as part of Aberdyfi's annual village summer funfest avisitaberdovey.co.uk
Within the village of Aberdyfi there are numerous shops to browse, and why not enjoy a cool home made Ice cream from Angela Knox at the Sweet Shop on the seafront, and an hour or two of crabbing off the jetty with the family. There are tours of the estuary and beyond, organised by Dyfi Discoveries from the wharf buildings, from where you'll hopefully catch sight of seals or dolphins or various other sea life. There are chartered fishing boats from which you can try your luck at the local sea fishing, or alternatively, small boats can be hired individually for a spot of laking fishing on the nearby Talyllyn Lake.
Further along is Tywyn, an old-fashioned seaside town with the famous honey ice-cream!
Nearby is the historic town of Machynlleth and the world famous Alternative Technology Centre, a visit youíll never forget.