You’ll be rewarded for the steep climbs on the Ridgetop Trail with magnificent views full of autumn colours. The path passes through different landscapes ranging from the heather clad ridge of the open hillside to woodlands tinged with golden trees and brown vegetation. Along the way there’s a stone viewpoint from which you can enjoy panoramic views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains.
Autumn is a great time of the year to watch the red kites arrive at the lake for feeding time every afternoon. Their numbers tend to increase slightly as the weather gets colder and their natural food becomes a little scarcer. If it’s wet, the café in the Visitor Centre is a sheltered spot to watch this spectacular sight and enjoy tea and homemade cakes.
Walk distance: 2.44 miles / 3.9 kilometres.
Terrain: The Ridgetop Trail has some steep parts and sturdy footwear is advised.
Start and finish: Bwlch Nant yr Arian visitor centre.
Facilities: Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre has a cafe and toilet facilities.
Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome in our woods.
Getting there: Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Centre is nine miles east of Aberystwyth on the A44.
Safety: Please ensure you are prepared for all weather conditions and wear suitable clothing and stout footwear for your walk.
Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations.
Please always follow any instructions on site and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.
This walk is supplied by Natural Resources Wales. It is subject to ViewRanger copyright terms and conditions.
It can be found on theNatural Resources Wales website along with other walks in their woods and national nature reserves.
Use the family of Countryside Codes to help you prepare and enjoy safe visits to the countryside.
Please check our webpage for any change or updates to these routes.
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