Dyfi Valley Way

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Dyfi Valley Way
Length 174 km (108 mi)
Location Wales, United Kingdom
Designation UK National Trail
Trailheads River Dovey (Afon Dyfi), Wales
Borth, Wales
Use Hiking

The Dyfi Valley Way is a long distance footpath in Mid Wales.[1]


The 108 miles (174 km) route runs all the way up one side of the River Dyfi and down the other side. The starting and finishing points, near the river's estuary, are Borth and Aberdyfi. The route follows the north side of the Dyfi through Pennal and the Centre for Alternative Technology at Llwyngwern Quarry. Across the site of King Arthur's last battle at Camlan, the Way takes in the strenuous climb up to the summit of Aran Fawddwy, which at 2,971 ft (906 metres) is the highest peak south of Snowdon and the 16th highest summit in Wales. At Llanuwchllyn the route retraces its steps south of the Dyfi through Llanymawddwy and Machynlleth.

The walk links with the Meirionnydd Coast Walk[2] at Aberdyfi and with the Ceredigion Coast Path at Borth.[3]

The route is partly waymarked, and is highly varied in character, it leads the walker along seldom walked routes. A good map is required and, if possible, a route guide (which is available from the local Tourist Information Centres).

The Dyfi valley is in Mid Wales and the river's lower reaches are sometimes regarded as the boundary between north and south Wales.

Nearby footpaths[edit]


  1. ^ The path on the LDWA website
  2. ^ The Meirionnydd Coast Walk on the LDWA website
  3. ^ The Ceredigion Coast Path on the LDWA website

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