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Walks and Trails in Mid Wales

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Llyn Barfog Walk

Gwynedd, LL36 0DF, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Moderate

Start: Snowdonia National Park Authority car park, Cwm Maethlon/Happy Valley
Grid Reference: SN 640 986
Distance: 5 km - 3.1 miles (shortcut 4 km – 2.5 miles)
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Open moorland, firm tracks, fields and tarmac road.

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  • Miles: 3
  • Rail station: Tywyn (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Mynydd Gorddu Walk

Ceredigion, SY24 5HE, Tel: 0300 065 3000, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Moderate

Start: Tal-y-bont village green
Grid Reference: SN654 891
Distance: Walk A: 10.5 km – 6.5 miles
Walk B: 9.8 km – 6.1 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Tarmac road, firm tracks, fields and woodland. Can be muddy in places

 
 
 
Tal-y-bont Walk

Ceredigion, SY24 5HE, Tel: 0300 065 3000, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Easy/Moderate

Start: Tal-y-bont village green
Grid Reference: SN 654 891
Distance: 3.1 km – 1.9 miles
Grade: Easy/moderate
Terrain: Tarmac road and grassy tracks. Can be muddy
Maps: OS Explorer – 213

 
 
 

Ceredigion, SY24 5HE, Tel: 0300 065 3000, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Moderate

Start: Tre’r Ddol
Grid Reference: SN659 921
Distance: 5.6km – 3.5 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Woodland, fields, firm tracks and roads
Maps: OS Explorer – OL 23
Refreshments: Wildfowler pub, Cynfelin café and shop

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  • Miles: 4
  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (8 miles)
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Walking Infographic
Visit Wales VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Moderate

Start: Centre for Alternative Technology
(C.A.T) car park
Grid Reference: SH 754 044
Distance: 7.1 km – 4.4 miles
Grade: Moderate (some steep sections)
Terrain: Firm tracks, roads and open grassland
Maps: OS Explorer OL23 or 215

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  • Miles: 5
  • Rail station: Machynlleth (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Centre For Alternative Technology
Visit Wales VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ, Tel: 01654 705950, Email, visit.cat.org.uk

The trail explores the wildlife and biodiversity of the old slate quarry on which CAT is built and looks at the history of changing land-use and industry in the area.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Cae Adda Walk

Powys, SY20 8BL, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Moderate

Start: Near Dovey Valley Shooting Centre
Limited car parking
Grid Reference: SH 806 051
Distance: 10 km – 6.2 miles
Grade: Moderate with some steep sections
Terrain: Fields, rough tracks
Maps: OS Explorer - 215

 
 
 
Machynlleth

Powys, SY20 8BL, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Strenuous

Start: Ceinws village
Grid Reference: SH760 059
Distance: 11.3 km – 7 miles (additional 0.7km - 0.4 miles to Llanwrin)
Grade: Moderate / Strenuous
Terrain: Firm tracks, open fields
Maps: OS Explorer 215

 
 
 
Cwm Ralltgoed Walk

Powys, SY20 8BL, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Easy/Moderate

Start: NRW forest car park.
Turn R just before Aberllefenni village sign.
Grid Reference: SH 769 092
Distance: 8.4 km - 5.2 miles
Grade: Easy/Moderate
Maps: OS Explorer . OL23

 
 
 
CwrtWalk

Powys, SY20 8BL, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Moderate

Start: Village car park, Cwrt
Grid Reference:SH 688 000
Distance: 4.8 km – 3 miles (with extension 6.6 km - 4 miles)
Grade: Moderate (extension energetic)
Terrain: Tarmac road, firm tracks, fields and woodland
Maps: OS Explorer - OL 23

 
 
 
Derwenlas Walk

Powys, SY20 8BL, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Moderate

Start: Lay-by Derwenlas
Grid Reference: SN721 991
Distance: 6.2 km - 3.8 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Firm tracks, open fields, some boggy areas
Maps: OS Explorer OL23

 
 
 
Machynlleth to Morben Walk

Powys, SY20 8BL, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Moderate

Start: Machynlleth – Y Plas car park
On A493 from Aberystwyth, take 3rd exit on 1st roundabout
Grid Reference: SH 743 004
Distance: 8.3 km or 5.1 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Roads/firm tracks/woodland paths/fields

 
 
 
Pennal Walk

Powys, SY20 8BL, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Strenuous

Start: Pennal village
Grid Reference: SH 699 004
Distance: 13.2km – 8.3 miles
Grade: Strenuous – A mountain walk, not to be undertaken in poor visibility
Maps: OS Explorer – OL 23

 
 
 
Borth Walk

Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JU, Tel: 0300 065 3000, www.cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Start: Borth High Street
Grid Reference: SN 608 901
Distance: Walk A: 4.4 km – 2.7 miles
Walk B: 10.7 km – 6.6 miles
Grade: Easy
Terrain: Roads, firm tracks, sand and shingle
Maps: OS Explorer – OL 23 & 213

 
 
 
Dyfi Forest

Gwynedd, SY20 8QJ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfiforest

Walk Route: Cascade Trail and Nant Gwernol Trail

Nant Gwernol, a rocky river gorge & waterfalls, lies above the picturesque Tal-y-llyn valley in the shadow of Cader Idris. The trails follow the riverside and explore the remains of Bryn Eglwys Slate Quarry. Grid Reference: SH681067

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Elan Valley
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Tel: 01597 810880, Email, www.elanvalley.org.uk

Walk Route: Moderate

The Elan Valley Trail is a linear path following the line of the old Birmingham Corporation Railway. The trail starts in Cwmdauddwr, just west of Rhayader and finishes 13 km (8 miles) further up the Elan Valley at Craig Goch Dam.

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  • Access: Traffic free. Tarmac & gravel
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Miles: 9
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Dragon Trails Walking Holidays
Visit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

Parc y gors, Ponthirwaun, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 2RH, Tel: 01873 810970, Email, www.dragontrails.com

Guided walking holidays on the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Coasts with full board in an idyllic country house near Cardigan. Singles, couples and groups all welcome.

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  • Rail station: Carmarthen (25 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Adventure Activities
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityVisit Wales Activity Tourism AccreditationSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

The Scout Hall Boat House , The Strand, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1EX, Tel: 01239612133, Email, www.cardiganbayactive.co.uk

We run walking sessions anywhere from Mid Wales down. Looking to learn how to navigate or just touch up on your skills? then our Mountain Leader qualified instructors will be on hand to assist you.

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  • Rail station: Fishguard (21 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
 

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