Coed Maen Arthur Trail

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Coed Maen Arthur is a woodland in the Ystwyth valley near the village of Pont-rhyd-y-groes, 14 miles from Aberstwyth. The waymarked walk goes through the woodland to Castell Grogwynion, one of the largest hill forts in Wales, and passes near an impressive waterfall.

This area was once home to a busy lead-mining industry. The walk is reached via a wooden bridge high over a deep river gorge - this bridge replaced the one used by mineworkers which is thought to have collapsed.

Coed Maen Arthur is especially beautiful in autumn when the trees are ablaze with seasonal colours of yellow and red.

Maenarthur Trail (2.5 miles, 4 kilometres).
Follow some of the original miners' paths around this attractive woodland and discover the Castle Grogwynion Iron Age Hillfort, the Grogwynion Falls, an amazing variety of trees, and a dam dating from the 19th Century.

You can see evidence of humanity's activities spanning thousands of years in Coed Maenarthur. The Iron Age Hillfort, the legend of King Arthur, the Afon Ystwyth and more recently lead mining and forestry, have all played an important role in shaping this woodland.

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  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted


  • Length of route (miles) - 3 miles
  • Moderate Route
  • Typical duration of route - 2 hours
  • Woodland

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Take the B4340 from Aberystwyth to Trawsgoed. Follow this road through Trawsgoed until it crosses the River Ystwyth and then turn immediately left. Follow the river to the village of Pont-rhyd-y-groes where there is a large water wheel on the right hand side of the road. To reach the start of the trail you need to go through the footpath gate opposite the water wheel.

Coed Maen Arthur | Woodland Walk

Type:Nature Trail

Coed Maenarthur Woodland, Pontrhydygroes, Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion
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