Contact & Location

Based in the small village of Dinas Mawddwy, The Crafty Cafe is located opposite the post office and a very short walk from the Red Lion Public House.

You can contact us by:
Telephone: 01650 531510

Yr Hen Siop
Dinas Mawddwy
SY20 9JA

Opening Hours:
Monday – 10am-5pm
Tuesday – 10am-5pm
Wednesday – CLOSED
Thursday- 10am-5pm
Friday – 10am-5pm
Saturday – 10am-5pm
Sunday – 10am-4pm
We will always stay open if we have customers at the Cafe at closing time and likewise we will always open earlier if people are waiting when we arrive..

We are also open some evenings for events and workshops

About the Area

The village of Dinas Mawddwy lies within Snowdonia National Park and has a population of around 600.

The village marks the junction of the unclassified road to Llanuwchllyn which climbs up through the mountains to cross Bwlch y Groes at its highest point, the second highest road pass in Wales. This minor road also provides the closest access to the mountain Aran Fawddwy and is the nearest settlement to Craig Cywarch. The community includes the villages of Mallwyd, Aberangell, and Llanymawddwy.

Although a small village, the surrounding area has recently played host to
The North Wales Rally Services which returned to Dolgellau in March 2019 and featured some of the world’s most renowned stages in the Dyfi Forest complex, emulating those used on the World Rally Championship round Wales Rally GB. 

In September 2018, Hard by name, hard by nature, Red Bull Hardline returned for its 4th year and definitely isn’t an event for the fainthearted. Hailed as one of the toughest downhill mountain bike races in the world, the intense course, built by Dan Atherton, combines tricky technical downhill features with huge freeride-style jumps.

Dinas Mawddwy forms part of the “Mach Loop”. Wales is a common ground for low level military training and is referrred to as LFA7. Aircraft can fly as low as 250ft at over 450 knots but in certain area’s can go as low as 100ft. One such place is the Mach Loop, situated just south of Dolgellau town. This area is regularly used for low level training and has a few locations which is ideal for low level photography. Most of these locations are situated high up in the mountains so please wear suitable clothing and footwear and always check the mountain forecasts before making your trip. (Photo by Howyn Roberts)

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