Things to Do

Glanydon Cottage is set on the edge of the Eryri National Park ; Glanydon is perfect for whatever kind of holiday you want.

Maybe you want to come with your bikes; check out the Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre  (only half an hour away on the A470), Mach10Cycles (Machynlleth) and Dolgellau Cycles.   All three do bike hire. Want something longer? Go to Traws Eryri for the 200km off-road adventure from Machynlleth to Conwy.

There are lots of scenic places to ride on bikes or horses, including the forests around Corris.

Perhaps you like walking – there are stunning walks to be had just outside the front door and Cadair Idris is only a few miles away.

You may be a railway buff – there are several narrow gauge railways in the area including Corris’s own little railway and museum a few steps from the front door (Check their website for running dates and times). A bit further away is the Talyllyn Railway and further still, the Welsh Mountain Railway and the Ffestiniog which you can find at Porthmadog. For information about all of Wales’ narrow gauge railways visit Great Little Trains of Wales.

Nature lovers will find the  RSPB nature reserve at Ynys-Hir and the  Dyfi Osprey Project, both on the way to Aberystwyth.

Oh you do like to be beside the seaside? – there are miles of sandy beaches on the sunny Cambrian coast in Tywyn,   Aberdyfi or Barmouth and the seaside/university town of Aberystwyth is about 40 minutes away.

Perhaps you are interested in discovering new ways to do your bit for the environment – the world famous Centre for Alternative Technology is the place to go and only 3 miles down the road, even walkable. NB: not currently open to day visitors.

Perhaps you are a culture vulture MOMA in Machynlleth is home to art exhibitions and concerts and there is an annual Machynlleth Comedy Festival in May and a Music Festival in August in Machynlleth.

If craft is your bag then why not visit The Corris Craft Centre.

Sail through a magical waterfall into the mountains of Southern Snowdonia and to a mysterious land of legends and storytelling in  King Arthur’s Labyrinth.

For an opportunity to venture underground into the abandoned and forgotten world of the slate miner, visit  Corris Mine Explorers. Awarded a Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2021. Booking advised.

Maybe you want peace and quiet to simply sit and be – Glanydon is the perfect bolt-hole set in glorious scenery. If you’d rather leave your car behind there is a bus stop a hundred metres from the cottage where you can get a ride into Machynlleth where there is a mainline railway station. A little further along from the cottage, on the top road, you can get buses to Aberystwyth, Dolgellau and Bangor.

And if you don’t want peace – then there is the Mach Loop, the low-level training areas for fast jet aircraft nearby.