Abergwesyn Pass | Cycling

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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.

Dark Sky Discovery Site

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. Soar y Mynydd is recognised as a Dark Sky Discovery site

Further south, past Llyn Brianne reservoir- also a Dark Sky Discovery Site - is the RSPB Gwenffrwd-Dinas reserve.

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Parking

  • Free Parking

Routes

  • Description of route - Llanwrtyd Wells - Tregaron
  • Length of route (miles) - 20

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Accessible by Public Transport: Llanwrtyd station is 1 mile away.

Abergwesyn Pass | Scenic Drive

Type:Car Trail

Llanwrtyd Wells - Tregaron, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, LD5 4RW

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Llanwrtyd WellsLlanwrtyd Wells, Llanwrtyd WellsLlanwrtyd Wells is the smallest town in Britain. It is also one of the friendliest, having a long history of catering for the many visitors who today come to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the surrounding Cambrian Mountains.

Abergwesyn Common | Cambrian MountainsCambrian Mountains | Abergwesyn Common, Llanwrtyd WellsAbergwesyn Commons, on the southern edge of the Mid Wales Cambrian Mountains, is a wild and ancient landscape with far-reaching views. The commons stretch for 12 miles between the Nant Irfon valley in the west and Llanwrthwl in the east.

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