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Ystwyth Trail


32 km / 20 miles
Opened the the end of June 2008 the Ystwyth Trail connects Abertystwyth on the shore of Ceredigion's Bay with Tregaron in the northern Teifi Valley. Substantial sections of the Trail follow the track of the old Great Western railway line. The trail is a 34 km scenic cycleway, bridleway & footway linking Aberystwyth with Tregaron. Following the Ystwyth River for most its journey along the Ystwyth Valley, the trail winds through some of the UK's finest countryside offering breathtaking views within landscapes that dramatically change with the season of the year.

The Ystwyth Trail links other walking routes within Ceredigion, connecting Tregaron and the upper Teifi Valley with the Ceredigion Coast Path and providing a northerly return route for individuals following the linear footpath that extends between Borth and Tregaron via Devil's Bridge, Cwm Ystwyth, Pontrhydygroes and Pontrhydfendigaid.

For details follow the links on the Ceredigion County Council web site.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Cycle Route
Start: SN 584812 - Abertystwyth, Ceredigion View on StreetMap
Finish: SN 679597 - Tregaron, Ceredigion View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Discover Ceredigion - Ystwyth Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Ystwyth Trail - Leaflet  (Ceredigion County Council ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 135, 146
OS Landranger Active 135, 146
OS Explorer 187, 199, 213
OS Explorer Active 187, 199, 213

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32.2 km (20.0 miles)
619 m (2,031 ft) ascent
212 m (696 ft)  maximum height

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