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Aberystwyth Town Centre,
SY23 1LG


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Sustrans route 81 or "Lon Cambria" is an East-West cycle route which crosses the Cambrian Mountains and heads towards Shrewsbury and beyond.
From Aberystwyth the route runs along the old railway line and is completely traffic free for a large distance along the River Ystwyth towards the Cambrian Mountains.

Crossing the Cambrian Mountains is via a country lane and the route heads South towards Elan Valley which is predominantly traffic free. However if you wish to avoid this diversion then you can take route 818 which heads directly towards Llanidloes.

Cycle Route: Sustrans Route 81


Aberystwyth Town Centre,
SY23 1LG

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Map reference: SN 584816  Lat: 52.41422 Long: -4.08248


This cycle route begins in the town of Aberystwyth on the West Wales coast. It is largely traffic free as it heads east towards Pontrhydfendigaid. The route heads East across the Cambrian Mountains and heads South via the Elan Valley and Rhayader. However you can travel via route 818 which bypasses this and rejoins at Llanidloes.

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