Bwlch Nant yr Arian
Bwlch Nant yr Arian is a popular attraction in Mid-Wales, with plenty to offer visitors of all ages and abilities. We feed Wales’ National Bird, the Red Kite daily at 2pm (winter) and 3pm (summer).
Where does your parking fee go?
Your contribution helps us to look after the trails and visitor centre here. Keep Bwlch Nant yr Arian at its best- please pay and display!
£1.50 up to 2 hours
£3.00 over 2 hours
£20 Discovery Pass
Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre Cafe Opening Hours:
The Café is open 7 days a week (Closed Christmas & Boxing Day) 10am - 5pm: Our hot food is served between 10am and 3pm daily
At least one ranger will be available on site daily.
Severe Weather Information
We aim to stay open for customers to enjoy Bwlch Nant yr Arian as normal. Occasionally we may have to close the site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff.
Bwlch Nant yr Arian has a particular magic in snowy and wintery conditions. Taking a few sensible precautions will make your visit safer and more enjoyable.
Driving on site
We have limited resources to remove snow and ice and you should expect to be driving on slippery surfaces immediately on leaving the main A44 road.
Walking on site
We do not treat any of the trails around the centre or in the woodland and therefore you should expect surfaces to be slippery.
Café & Information provision
We may have to operate a reduced service if staff are unable to get to the site.
Conditions are likely to be slippery especially where there is ice under lying snow. As always, we advise users to ride in accordance with their skill level, the conditions and the suitability of their equipment.
When visiting Bwlch Nant yr Arian during severe winter weather please:
• Wear suitable footwear and clothing.
• Follow guidance regarding travelling to Bwlch Nant yr Arian: http://www.traffic-wales.com
• Consult the local weather forecasts to make your own decision regarding local and travelling conditions: http://www.metoffice.co.uk
• Follow directions provided via signs and Forestry Commission staff.
Be aware that weather conditions may dictate that we have to shut the centre and carpark earlier than normal.
• Call 01970 890453 for information.