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Bwlch Nant yr Arian | Cafe & Shop at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre

Address

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre
Ponterwyd
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3AB

Contact Details

Tel: 01970 890453
The café at Bwlch Nant yr Arian serves fresh, locally sourced produce daily. The menu includes succulent pork sausages and tasty venison or beef burgers, homemade soups and a delicious choice of cakes.

It is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm (hot food is served between 10am and 3pm).

The shop sells wood crafts, jams, chutneys, bottled Welsh beer, books and an ever changing range of gifts.

Accessibility information
Facilities include:

Accessible trail (Barcud Trail - see below).
Disabled parking
Wheelchair access to the visitor centre and café
Disabled toilets.
Facilities for the hearing impaired in café.
Courtesy wheelchair.

The Barcud Trail, which goes around the edge of the lake, is suitable for wheelchairs. There are no steps or stiles and the gradient is 10% or less with resting bays on uphill sections.

Opening times
The café is open from 10am to 5pm seven days a week (except Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day). Hot food is served between 10am and 3pm daily.

The shop is open from 11am to 4.30pm seven days a week (except Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day). It is closed during red kite feeding periods.

The red kites are fed daily at 2pm in winter (GMT) and 3pm in summer (BST). These times vary from winter to summer based on British Summer Time. For further information visit: https://naturalresources.wales/bwlchnantyrarian?lang=en

Directions

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre is nine miles east of Aberystwyth on the A44.

The nearest train station is Aberystwyth.

The 525 bus from Aberystwyth - Ponterwyd/Llanidloes stops on request at the entrance to the car park. For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru website.

CAR PARKING
Please pay at the ticket machine in the car park on arrival. The ticket machine takes cards and coins. It does not give change.

Car parking costs:
£1.50 for 1 hour
£3 for up to 3 hours
£5 for all day
You can buy an annual car parking pass for £30 from the visitor centre or café.

OS Grid Reference: SN 717 813

Prices and opening

Free entry
Open all the time. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
NotesOpen 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm