Discover Dyfi (Dovey) is a celebration of all the wonderful events, people, places and stories there are to discover in and around the Dyfi (estuary, river, biosphere and forest) and surrounding areas, in one easy-to-use, locally-managed site.
Discover Dyfi aspires to be a creative, informative and up-to-date digital diary and magazine for Mid-Wales, publishing guides on what to do, explore and see and where to refuel, rest and roam.
In addition to these guides we also publish the Dyfi Directory, to connect residents and visitors to local businesses, craftspeople, freelancers, practitioners, and tradespeople.
There’s so much to discover in Wales. And the Dyfi, which hugs the South border of Snowdonia National Park, is one of the great areas to consider staying in if it’s variety that you’re after. Take your pick of sandy or stony beaches along the Mid-Wales coastal path, explore the wilds of Snowdonia and North Wales, head inland towards the Cambrian Mountains, adventure South towards the seaside town of Aberystwyth, make your way further along the coast (North towards Criccieth and Abersoch) or South (towards Cardigan and Pembrokeshire) or just stay put and enjoy everything this glorious area has to offer.
Make Machynlleth (Mach) or the local area your home for a few days or more and let us know what you discover, locally and beyond...
We welcome contributions — photos, suggestions and words! If you’d like to get in contact about an event, person, place or story that you’ve discovered that we’ve not yet covered, please email Poppy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A note from the Editor.
When my partner and I first visited Machynlleth we ate brunch one day sat beneath a community noticeboard so filled with the cards, leaflets and posters of local craftspeople, practitioners, tradespeople and their events that looking up at it you might have imagined, amongst the undergrowth of papers and pins, hidden announcements and ads trying their utmost to hustle their way through the layers of printed leaves towards the noticeboard’s top canopy, in a desperate attempt to be seen again. This large landscape community noticeboard belonged to The Quarry Café (now Ty Medi) and it was the reason we came to live in Machynlleth. Quarry’s noticeboard boasted so much community spirit that you only had to take one look at it to know that this was a place to be.
A year or so later, having become locals ourselves, our first child was born and we were introduced to a number of community parent and baby groups. I was surprised to learn just how many of these community groups and organisations relied on a global platform like Facebook as a means for advertising, informing and organising. As we were not using Facebook (where most of the information about these groups seemed to be advertised) and with a wee newborn, no longer visiting Quarry Café, we found it difficult to keep up-to-date with what was going on in the community. We were also trying to find people –– carpenters, chimney sweeps, cycling buddies…
I started Discover Dyfi in the hope that, by collating all of the Dyfi’s magical events, people, places and stories and presenting them in a unique way on one digital, home-grown platform, both locals and visitors can make new discoveries.
Thank you for being here and supporting our offline and online community,