Pawsome Days Out

Published on 2023-06-13 / By Hammy@Trefeddian

Aberdovey is the pawfect stomping ground for man’s best friend. Explore some of the best dog-friendly places the area has to offer, from pawsome walks, to the pawfect dog-friendly attractions.

Great walkies

Dog on Aberdyfi beach

The Beach

With four miles of golden, sandy beach on our doorstep, the beach is a must for you and your buddy. Watch your loveable pooch jump for joy over the waves, explore the beach and sand dunes, all whilst you enjoy the stunning views and a gentle stroll.

Look out for grey seals, the petrified forest and curlews along the way.

Dog at Tan-y-Coed

Tan y Coed

To set their tails wagging, the woodland trails at Tan y Coed are pawfect - great for chasing squirrels and foraging. Your four-legged friend will love splashing around in the streams and pools along the way - just what they need to cool down on a warm day.

Discover fun puzzles and discovery trails.

Dyfi Dogs in Aberdovey

Where to spend their pawket money

Take a stroll into Aberdovey with your four-legged friend and visit the many dog-friendly shops the village has to offer. Let your buddy spend their pawket money at Dyfi Dogs where they will be warmly welcomed. For “Dogs only”, this fun and friendly shop has everything your buddy could wish for, from treats and leads, to toys and gifts.  

Watch out for tennis balls galore.

Dyfi Dogs

Waggy days out

Barmouth bridge


For a day out with a difference that your dog will love, hop on the train to Morfa Mawddach and walk across the bridge into Barmouth. With an array of dog-friendly shops and places to eat, your pooch will be made to feel more than welcome in this pretty little seaside town. Discover the old town of Barmouth and steep narrow winding streets up to Dinas Oleu with dramatic views over the estuary and Cardigan Bay.

Treat your furry friend to doggy ice cream at the Round House.

Dinas Oleu walk, Barmouth



A magical and scenic drive into the heart of the North Wales mountains will lead you to the idyllic little village of Beddgelert. Bordered by dramatic landscapes, the village is steeped in character and history. The Aberglaslyn and Beddgelert circular walk will take you through ancient woodland with marvellous mountain views to the grave of Gelert. According to legend, the stone monument marks the resting place of Gelert - the faithful hound of the medieval Welsh Prince, Llewelyn the Great.

Replenish your energy at Caffi Colwyn dog-friendly tea gardens.

Aberglaslyn, Bryn Du and Beddgelert walk

Pawfect attractions

Dog at Talyllyn Railway

Talyllyn Railway

A trip on the Talyllyn Railway is a must with your four-legged friend who will be treated like royalty. The sights and smells of the steam make for a memorable day out as you travel along the beautiful Fathew valley to Abergynolwyn. A goodie bag for your furry friend on arrival is great for keeping them smiling during their trip. Hop on and off the train for lots of great walkies and pawse for a while at the dog-friendly cafés along the way. Don’t forget to take your key card with you to receive 20% off.

Hop off at Dolgoch Station to discover hidden trails and lots of places for Fido to splash around.

Talyllyn Railway

Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle

A visit to Wales wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a castle - there are over 600 of them, after all. Harlech Castle sits high above the coast, with stunning views over Cardigan Bay and beyond. And now you can visit with your furry friend too - ground floor levels only though, so you’ll have to take it in turns to pop to the top and admire the view. Book a table in the dog-friendly bar for the pawfect place to enjoy your lunch with your four-legged friend. 

Look out for Mia, the resident Chow Chow.

Castell Harlech

See for yourself why the Trefeddian is a hound’s heaven! There is so much to see and do, so bring them along to explore this pooch-perfect destination and make happy memories together on the coast.