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Abergwesyn Valley

Abergwesyn Valley

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Abergwesyn Valley

Scenic Driving Route, free entry




Many of the fantastic scenic drives in Mid Wales are set against panoramic and breathtaking backdrops and fantastic for motorists who love to explore places off the beaten track.

The Abergwesyn Pass from Llanwrtyd Wells to Tregaron is a single track route that runs through an almost brutally wild landscape of Abergwesyn Common moors, escarpment, pine forest and scurrying streams. In the middle, there’s a steep series of hairpins called the Devil’s Staircase.

The road is not built for speed, which means its 20 odd miles can seem much further, especially when you might not pass a single soul for the entire trip, other than the occasional sheep.

Along the route, which takes you over one of the few mountain routes across the Cambrian Mountains, you will see Soar y Mynydd, the most remote chapel in Wales, which is well worth a short diversion. Further south, past Llyn Brianne reservoir, is the RSPB Gwenffrwd-Dinas reserve.

Drive Route: Llanwrtyd Wells - Tregaron

Miles: 20


Free entry


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Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SN 878467  Lat: 52.10730 Long: -3.63870


Llanwrtyd Wells is located on the main A483 road between Builth Wells and Llandovery. There is on-street parking available in the town.

The train station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the town along a paved walkway.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Llanwrtyd station

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