About The ridge top trail
This splendid trail starts from the Visitor Centre and provides stunning views throughout its length. Starting out along the high ridge which looks down upon Nant yr Arian, the path rises to a stone viewpoint from which the the panoramic scene takes in the Rheidol and Melindwr valleys, Cardigan Bay beyond Aberystwyth, and Pumlimon, the highest mountain in Mid-Wales. At the furthest point of the trail are the Pendam and Blaenmelindwr lakes which give you the opportunity to spot a variety of waterfowl including Mallard and, in winter, Goldeneye. The return to Bwlch Nant yr Arian is along quiet woodland tracks where you will see small birds such as Willow warbler, Coal tit and Goldcrest. Butterflies, including Ringlet, Speckled wood and Meadow brown, are much in evidence. In summer a profusion of Bilberries can be seen blanketing these steep hillsides.
How to get there:
Located 10 miles east of Aberystwyth on the A44(T), just 2 miles from Ponterwyd.
The 525 bus from Aberystwyth - Ponterwyd/Llanidloes stops at the entrance to the car park.
OS Grid Reference: SN 717 813
For details of public transport visit http://www.traveline-cymru.info/
Birds: We have information about Red kite
Insects and reptiles: We have information about Adder
Habitats: We have information about Pinewood
|Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre Facilities.|
|Grade of trail:|
|Length of trail:
5 1/2 miles
|Approximate time of trail:
2 1/2 hours
|Open or closed:
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