Idris Stores cafe and local shop
Idris Stores is a village store, coffee shop and little gallery nestled in amongst the pine trees, forest tracks and hills surrounding Corris. They cook fresh pastries and cakes every morning. The owners Rob and Hazel are there to give you a warm welcome and can tell you all about the area whilst making sure you are well fed and watered with the great breakfasts, lunches and plant based options too.
Slaters Arms Pub
A 10 minute stroll or short drive from Fronwen is The Slaters. Real ale pub of the year 2019! A warm welcoming little pub with a great menu of home cooked food to eat in or take away and a relaxed atmosphere. There is a pool table and warm stove to sit by. Look out for live bands and events too.
Corris Railway and Museum
Ride in an old fashioned steam train on a journey that is enjoyable for everybody and just right for families. Take a gentle trip down the beautiful Dulas Valley in one of the observation carriages on this family-friendly steam railway. There's a shop and museum with original carriages and workshop.
FOEL FRIOG PICNIC SITE
A Short stroll across down the drive and across the road you'll find Foel Friog picnic site off the beaten track on the banks of the river Dulas (which you can hear from the Lodge). It's a great place to sit and listen to the sheep and the birds. There are picnic benches and a car park. There is a large flat grassy area for children to play and a rocky outcrop.
OS Grid Reference: SH770 092
The multi award winning, nationally renowned, Dyfi Gin Distillery is well worth a visit. Located in the Corris Craft Centre, they produce artisan gin, voted best Gin at the Great British Food Awards 2018. They use local welsh botanicals and distill in small batches. Run by two brothers Pete and Danny. You can see them hard at work, chat to the family and sample the gins you can buy to take home.
The ClimachX was built in 2005 and is sited in the Dyfi forest on the doorstep of Fronwen. It's one of the best purpose built trails in the country. The full route is a 15km round trip, with 9km of built single track with compressions and whoops, rock slab drop offs and some beautiful flowing turns. The last descent is one of the longest in Wales and features rocky jumps. The finale is a sequence of eight huge berms following quickly after each other. Hit them high enough and fast enough and they ride really well, but don't look down! www.dyfimountainbiking.org.uk
For local guided bike tours and supported days out on the trail just speak to our local Guide Dave at BikeCorris
If you are a walker you will already know the splendour of Snowdonia National Park. Around Fronwen there are numerous routes right out of the door that are both easy or more challenging. From Foel Friog picnic site the Pen y Bryn Trail climbs the hillside, passing ruined farmsteads and giving wide views of the Dyfi Valley. A variety of Slate Walks also start nearby.
Within 10 minutes drive you can get to the base of Cader Idris mountain with some of the best walking and views in snowdonia. Or of course you can hike to it too!
CORRIS CRAFT CENTRE
At the Corris Craft Centre you’ll find a great collection of shops, award winning attractions and activities. Every octagonal pod space houses a different, creative, unique shop showcasing and selling handmade and imaginative items. There is free parking and free WIFI available in the café too.