Places of Interest


Bwlch Nant yr Arian

Bwlch Nant yr Arian is famous for its Red Kites, easy walks and varied mountain bike trails suitable for all abilities. Situated high up on the hill side, with superb views down the valley towards the coast and town of Aberystwyth, the visitors centre offers excellent restaurant facilities, a gift shop and children’s play area making the site family friendly. Please click here to find out more.


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Rhayader (Pen-y-Garreg Dam)

Rhayader is situated some 700ft above sea level in the beautiful Upper Wye Valley. Being close to the source of the River Wye, some 20 miles near the Plynlimon range to the North. The town’s name translated from Welsh – Rhaeadr Gwy – means “Waterfall on the Wye”. Please click here to find out more.


The Arch (Y-Bwa)

The Arch (Y-Bwa)

Built to mark the Golden Jubillee of George III in 1810, the Arch marks the point where the road across the Cambrians to Rhayader becomes the ‘mountain road’. Until only a couple of years ago the road ran through the arch. There are three circular walks, which are clearly signposted and suit all walking abilities. A very pleasant picnic area can also be found at The Arch so you can relax and enjoy the Welsh scenery.
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Cwm Rheidol Reservoir

The reservoir has a walk that takes you up to the fish ladder, The fish originally had to pass Trotter’s Falls to reach their spawning grounds but when the Falls were replaced by a new dam, weir and bridge a special ‘fish lift’ was included to allow the fish to reach their old spawning grounds. The fish ladder rises 6 metres and has 14 pools.
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Devil’s Bridge Waterfalls

The world famous Devils Bridge Falls. The bridge is unusual in that there are three separate bridges, each one built upon the previous bridge. There are two walks down to the bottom of the falls, which are open all year round. A tea room and hotel are situated nearby. The Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway also stops at this location. Please click here to find out more.