Distance & time: 14.5km (9 miles); 4-4.5 hours.
Terrain: Wooded valleys emerging onto upland pasture with steep sections. Forestry and some quiet country lanes.
Suitable for: This is a long strenuous walk for experienced walkers.
Start: Talybont SN 655 892
Refreshments: Talybont and Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre
Public Toilets: Talybont and Bwlch Nant yr Arian
Public transport: Traveline Cymru on 0870 608 2608.
Maps: OS Landranger 135 Aberystwyth & Machynlleth; OS Explorer Map 213 Aberystwyth & Cwm Rheidol
The route involves wooded valleys onto upland pasture with steep sections, forestry and some quiet country lanes. This is a long, strenuous walk for experienced walkers, it is a grade A walk requiring the ability to walk on rough terrain for up to 6 hours carrying a light rucksack.