Tywyn to Llanfihangel y Pennant to Along The Dysynni Valley Loop

  • Tywyn to Llanfihangel-y-Pennant Along Dysynni Valley via ‘The Lon Dysynni Cycle Route’

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This cycle route takes you on a fairly flat 14 mile loop from the Welsh seaside town of Tywyn to the mountain village of Llafihangel-y-Pennant and return via a looped cycle route. You will cycle along roads (mainly country lanes) along the beautiful Dysynni Valley with its wonderful wildlife. Cycle hire is available in the area from Dysynni Valley Cycles, High Street, Tywyn and from Bird Rock Cycle hire at Bryncrug.


Starting from Marine Parade n the sea front in Tywyn, cycle to your right with the sea on

your left hand side as you cycle along. At the end of Marine Parade TURN RIGHT on to Ffordd Y Pier and cycle for about 300 yards where you come to the junction at the end of the road.

At the junction GO STRAIGHT AHEAD along the A493 and cycle along the main street through Tywyn and continue to cycle along the A493 as it takes you out of the town and cycle along the A493 for about 3 miles until you reach the village of Bryncrug. As you reach the village of Bryncrug follow the A493 as it bends to the left and as you reach the end of the village TURN RIGHT along the small road on the right and THEN TURN IMMEDIATE LEFT (after 30 yards) along the country lane.

You will now be cycling along The Dysynni Valley with The River Dysynni on your left hand side as you cycle along and after about 2 miles you come to Rhaeadr Waterfall( near the junction with the road on your right hand side).

Continue to cycle along the lane for another 1 mile and there you will come to Bird Rock on
your right as the road bends to the left. Bird Rock stands approx 200 ft and is thought to be the only inland nesting place of the Cormorant in Europe. Cycle along the lane for about another one and a half miles and there, on your left you come to Castell y Bere. Castell y Bere is a 13th century mountain fortress built by Llewelyn The Great.

Continue along the road for about another one and a half miles to the small mountain village of Llanfihangel-y-Pennant. At this small village you will come to a monument to
Mary Jones, who in 1800 at the age of 16 walked bare foot to Bala, approximately 25 miles away in search of a Welsh Bible. Her story led to the formation of the British and Foreign Bible Society.

For the return journey home you turn round at Llanihangel-y- Pennant and cycle back towards Bird Rock. As you reach Bird Rock you TURN RIGHT along the lane the lane takes you over The River Dysynni and then bends to the left past a picnic area on your right and takes you to the village of Llanegryn which about a mile and three quarters after you have crossed the river.

Continue straight through the village and after about 500 yards you come to a ‘T’ junction with The A493. At the junction TURN LEFT along the A493 and cycle along the A493 for 1 mile back over the river and back to Bryncrug.

When you reach Bryncrug continue through the village on the A493 and follow the road back to Tywyn and on to Marine Parade. The start/finish of your cycle ride.

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