Bwlch Nant yr Arian | Walking trails with views

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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre is managed by Natural Resources Wales and the visitor centre is the starting point for a range of waymarked trails for walkers, mountain bikers, runners and horse riders. It is well-known for its long-established tradition of feeding red kites every day.


The waymarked running trails at Bwlch Nant yr Arian start from the car park and are named after an imposing pair of Bronze Age local standing stones, Buwch a’r Llo (Cow and Calf).

The two trails (Y Llo and Y Fuwch) offer an introduction to trail running. They follow forest roads and singletrack paths with occasional roots, mud and rocks, and have steep ascents and descents.

For full details of the visitor facilities (including trail lengths and grades) and information about any changes or temporary closures to trails or other facilities please go to the Natural Resources Wales website.


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Guide Prices

There is an on-site parking charge of £1.50 for up to two hours and £3.00 for over two hours. A season ticket is available.



  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits


  • EV Charging
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre is 9 miles east of Aberystwyth on the A44 towards Llangurig and the visitor centre car park is signposted on the left. Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre is on Ordnance Survey (OS) Explorer map 213. For satellite navigation, the postcode is SY23 3AB. 

Public Transport Directions

The nearest mainline train station is Aberystwyth ( 9 miles). 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.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian | Running Trails (NRW)

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

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Bwlch Nant yr Arian | View of the LakeBwlch Nant yr Arian | Forest & Visitor Centre (NRW), AberystwythBwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of a dramatic valley and has commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian | Waymarked trails for walking and runningBwlch Nant yr Arian | Walking Trails (NRW), AberystwythBwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of a dramatic valley and has commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. Expect beautiful scenic walking trails all of which are waymarked and start from the visitor centre.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre | Cafe & ShopBwlch Nant yr Arian | Cafe & Shop (NRW), AberystwythPerched on a hilltop near Aberystwyth, Bwlch Nant yr Arian is famous for feeding red kites daily. Range of waymarked walking, mountain biking, running and horse-riding trails and a mountain bike skills park. Café, shop and play area.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian | Mountain Bike Skills ParkBwlch Nant yr Arian | Mountain Biking (NRW), AberystwythMid Wales is a serious stop off and venue for people wishing to improve their dirt jump and pump track skills and the Mountain Bike Skills Park at Bwlch Nant yr Arian equips people to more safely enjoy their cycling out on the existing mountain bike trails.

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