Large Holiday Cottage, Sleeps 10, Self Catering, Aberystwyth, West Wales
Large, Holiday Cottage, Aberystwyth, West Wales
 

Walking

 

Walkers are Welcome area 

Both Tregaron and Devil’s Bridge have been awarded Walkers are Welcome status for their commitment to providing the best possible experience for walkers - a variety of well maintained footpaths and facilities for the most dedicated of walkers.  We have provided a range of local walking guidebooks and ordnance survey maps to help you explore the area.

Tregaron Trails | Devil’s Bridge

Walking in the Cambrian Mountains

 

The rugged peaks and slopes of the Mid Wales uplands make the Cambrian Mountains one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain.  A paradise for walkers, they are remarkably free of human intervention and afford their visitors some of the most enchanting environments this country has to offer.

The Cambrian Mountains include the sources of several major rivers, including the Wye and Severn, which can be easily reached on foot.  You can take a hike up to the top of Pumlumon.  Pen Pumlumon Fawr is the tallest peak in the Cambrian Moutains, at 2,467 feet.  On a clear day, the views are incredible.

 

Hinterland Walks 

If you enjoyed watching the crime drama filmed in West Wales, you can now explore the locations where the series was filmed with local walking guide Dafydd Wyn Morgan.

For further information, and other guided walks, please see Twm's Treks website.

 

Welsh Coastal Path

The walk along the sweeping crescent of Cardigan Bay forms a very special part of the Wales Coast Path.  Ceredigion’s 60 miles offers a varied landscape and terrain, including interesting geological features along the way such as the submerged forest between Borth and Ynyslas. To the south, the Cardigan to Aberporth section passes the beautiful National Trust beach at Mwnt where you can try to spot dolphins.

 

Hafod Estate 

The Hafod Estate is known mainly for its association with an inspired individual, Thomas Johnes, who owned the estate from 1780 – 1816.  During this period, a tour of the wild upland scenery and antiquities of Wales was fashionable among the leisured classes, and Johnes made Hafod an essential destination for these early tourists.  He shaped the already spectacular landscape in the “Picturesque” style, laid out walks to make it accessible, constructed bridges, gardens, cottages and a model farm, erected a new house of romantic appearance, and, to accommodate visitors, built the Hafod Arms at nearby Devil’s Bridge (then part of the Hafod estate).

Although Johnes’s house has gone, the natural elements of the landscape – river scenery, woodland, waterfalls, rocky crags – remain, and the historic walks and other features are being restored by Natural Resources Wales, in partnership with the Hafod Trust. 

Hafod is open to the public at all times, free of charge, although forestry or restoration works may sometimes restrict access. Walking routes of various lengths begin at the car park near Hafod church.

 

Elan Valley

The 70 square mile Elan Valley Estate has five reservoirs and is popular with people who come to see the spectacular scenery, which is ideal for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers. A series of dams were constructed at the end of the 19th century to provide water to Birmingham and many parts of mid and south Wales. There is a large Visitor Centre which is a good starting point for your visit and a nice tearoom (www.elanvalley.org.uk/visit/penbont-house-tearoom) to visit at the start or end of a walk.

 

Woodland Walks

There are many woodland walks in the local area, detailed in this booklet.

 

Ystwyth Trail

The Ystwyth Trail is a mainly offroad path that follows the old Manchester & Milford railway track between Aberystwyth and Tregaron.  From adjacent to Bryn Bach, you can join the path’s offroad section to Cors Caron upland bog.

News & What's On

 

 

Welsh Ponies & Cobs Festival
11 Aug 2019
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Cardigan River & Food Festival
17 Aug 2019
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Christmas Fair
6-8 Dec 2019
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Testimonials

"Lovely spacious home with beautiful views. Brilliantly equipped for families with children.."

- Sept 2018

How to get in touch

info@brynbachcottage.co.uk | 07969 788576

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