Monday, February 10, 2014

Aberdovey - Aberdyfi - A Winter Walk




Last Tuesday saw a brief respite in the stormy wet weather here so I took the opportunity to go out for a short walk with the Walking Group. As the ground is not surprisingly very wet underfoot it is not easy to find a route in the countryside where one will not get bogged down in mud and running water! Hence it had been decided that we would leave the cars just outside Aberdovey then walk into the village via the golf course and back streets. The advantage was that we were able to stop for tea, before the return leg.


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Aberdyfi (English: Mouth of the River Dyfi), or Aberdovey the English spelling which is still in common use is on the north side of the estuary of the River Dyfi in Gwynedd, on the west coast of Wales.
The village was founded around the harbour and shipbuilding industry, but is now best known as a seaside resort with a high quality beach. The centre is on the river and seafront, around the original harbour, jetty and beach but it stretches back from the coast and up the steep hillside in the midst of typical Welsh coastal scenery of steep green hills and sheep farms. Penhelig, with its own railway station, is the eastern part of the town.
Aberdyfi is a popular tourist attraction, with many returning holidaymakers, a relatively large proportion of houses in the village are now holiday homes, resulting in high house prices. The town is located within the Snowdonia National Park. In the 2011 census, 38.5% of the population identified themselves as of Welsh origins.
The first three photos are of the view across the estuary looking towards Borth as we headed towards the village.



















Aberdovey is a very picturesque location just four miles from Tywyn and somewhere I always enjoy visiting. My photos today do not really do the place justice, but will give you a general impression.

If you have enjoyed these photos you may also be interested in a video of the area that appears on my book review blog. LindyLouMac's Book Reviews I recently read and reviewed Megan's Game the début novel from Tony Drury that is partially set in the local area. Due to be made into a film this is a novel I recommend to fans of the romantic thriller.

With thanks to the following sites for the background information included in this post. The links will take you directly to the pages on the local region if you are interested in learning more about Aberdovey and the surrounding countryside.

Aberdyfi - Wikipedia    Welcome to Aberdovey   Aberdovey Webcam   Aberdovey - Official Website
Snowdonia National Park   Aberdovey Golf Club

                           All photos unless stated otherwise are my own taken in February 2014
  

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18 comments:

  1. I love your walks so much, Linda. :-) It's my dream to travel to Wales one day and join you on one of your treks. :-) xo

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  2. Love that you were out with a fun walking group! Beautiful scenes. my husband and I spent some time in Wales a few years ago, and took a train up in to the mountains. so beautiful. Our train went to a village on the coast... can't remember ( or spell) the name now, but we loved it! Glad to see you!

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  3. i love the vistas.. and the narrow streets and the shots with all the houses in them, favorite is number 9

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  4. Thank you so much for incorporating 'Megan's Game' into your travel blog Linda. It is indeed very beautiful and is the picture perfect scenery for 'Megan's Game' the film :-) Cathy, @cathywright17

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  5. I am impressed with your walking commitment!
    Thanks for taking us along.

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  6. Marvelous photos of your walk and a great view from above.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  7. Good Evening LindyLou, Wales is beautiful and the photographs you have shared are so lovely. It makes me want to put on my walking boots and join you for a ramble.
    George loves Wales as he has done a lot of Adventure Training and walks in different parts of Wales. We are planning to ramble around Northumberland this summer, which I am really looking forward to. You can keep the gyms..... because just like you, I love a good walk in the fresh air.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  8. Lovely walk Linda - if you don't take the opportunity to get out and about when there is a break in the relentless rain you could be stuck in for weeks on end at the moment.
    I love the stunning colours in the photo where you are looking down on a straight road following the 3 photos looking towards Borth.

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  9. Looks like quite a lovely walk indeed.

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  10. Yes , nice pictures , I like that place ! Really gorgeous scenery! Greetings !

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  11. Gorgeous scenery and landscapes. What a beautiful place for a walk. Your photos are lovely. Enjoy your week ahead!

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  12. Well now - I stumbled across this post on Jill's photography site. I thought you'd stopped blogging altogether. I am so glad to have found you again and will be happy to follow this new blog of yours!

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  13. Hi! Nice captures. Your country is very beautiful. I enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. So pleased you were able to get a walk in Linda, with all the horrible weather we've been having. I actually got a walk in for an hour with my daughterr this morning, much to our surprise! Lovely array of photos today, and what stunning views looking across the estuary, with the hills in the background.

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  15. Hi Linda , great that you got a good day to take advantage of of :-) such a lovely walk and beautiful scenery. I need to get to the sea sometime soon . When I lived in . Wales about 14 years ago , in Llantwit Major we used to be able to walk to the sea from our house (only rented) .. we loved it. I like the fact that they have little colourful cottages to Brighten it up. thanks for sharing , lets hope there are more great walks to come very soon!! xx

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  16. Beautiful walk ... love the beautiful and historical cottages and the coastal feel....and stopping for tea on a walk always makes it special.

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  17. Oh such a gorgeous place such gorgeous beaches and narrow streets. It is so lovely to get out in the fresh air during this terrible weather

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