Plynlimon (from Pumlumon in Welsh, meaning "five peaks") is the highest point of the Cambrian Mountains in Wales. It is a massif that dominates the countryside of northern Ceredigion.
The highest point of the massif itself is Pen Pumlumon Fawr at 752 metres (2,467 ft). Its other important peaks are Pen Pumlumon Arwystli, Y Garn, Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan and Pumlumon Fach.
The longest river in Britain, the River Severn, has its source on the mountain, as do the rivers Wye and Rheidol. Folklore says there is a sleeping giant in Plynlimon.
Walking, bird-watching, riding, mountain-biking, trout-fishing - there are opportunities to enjoy many activities in this breathtaking and peaceful landscape. Whether you want to stride out over Plynlimon Mountain in the historic steps of George Borrow, stroll through the enchanted Hafod Forest, get close enough to feed the majestic red kite or just relax in the breath taking countryside, Pumlumon - Five Peaks is the place for you.
The hills offer superb walking and are home to the Pumlumon Challenge. For a less strenuous day explore the ravines and cascades at historic Devil's Bridge or the forest trails for walkers and mountain bikers at Bwlch Nant yr Arian. Deep in the Ystwyth Valley lies Hafod, an estate laid out in the 'Picturesque' style in the 18th century. Pumlumon has a rich mining heritage and you can find out more at Llywernog Silver-Lead Mine. The town of Aberystwyth is only a short train ride away on the Vale of Rheidol Railway.