This area is a paradise for walking offering numerous paths and bridleways, as well as more challenging routes to cater for more extreme walkers, all within easy reach of Brynarth: Black Covert/Birchgrove - Are waymarked routes, Black Covert is a lovely walk beside the Ystwyth river and Birchgrove through open woodland. Maenarthur Trail - This waymarked route takes you through attractive mixed woodland and has wonderful views up and down the Ystwyth valley, a large waterfall and a beautiful gorge, for more details visit www.forestry.gov.uk Hafod - Enjoy nine miles of waymarked scenic walks through the 18th century landscaped estate, set in the beautiful Ystwyth Valley www.hafod.org Coed Tynybedw/Grogwynion - Combine a stunning walk beside the Ystwyth river with a choice of two woodland walks through Coed Tynybedw. Pumlumon - is the highest mountain in Mid Wales, from its summit you can see the peaks of Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons and Cardigan Bay. Walking the Ceredigion Coast Path - The Ceredigion Coast Path follows a 60 mile/96km route between the Teifi and Dyfi estuaries starting just south of Cardigan and heading northwards towards Ynyslas. The path links towns and villages dotted along the spectacular Ceredigion coastline.
We have secure storage to lock your cycles up at night and cycle washing facilities. Cyclists can follow dedicated cyclepaths and byways free from heavy traffic Lôn Cambria and Lôn Teifi both pass directly through this area taking in breathtaking views. The Rheidol Trail also runs through the Rheidol Valley and is a beautiful route. You can join the Ystwyth Trail half a mile from Brynarth, this family friendly trail is traffic free with a gentle terrain. For the more challenging Bwlch Nant yr Arian mountain bike trail at Pontewynd (14 miles from Brynarth) www.mbwales.com. Pureride Cycles based on the Llanerchaeron Estate with a glorious cycle path link to the harbour town of Aberaeron www.pureride.co.uk
Here at Brynarth we are motorcycle-friendly, as well as a large car park we offer secure, covered parking for motorcycles.
Brynarth hosts an abundance of wildlife, in February 2008, Bristol Ornithology Club stayed here for a weekend of Birdwatching and in the grounds alone they spotted all the usuals plus Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Brambling, as well as regular flypasts by Red Kites, successfully re-populating this area of Mid Wales. We are well located for easy access to many Nature Reserves: Cors Ian Nature Reserve is 400 yards from Brynarth. Coed Phoenix Nature Reserve is a former Spruce plantation that is being transformed into a mosaic of wildlife habitats. www.thegreenphoenix.co.uk Coed Rheidol National Nature Reserve is a fantastic place to see spectacular landscapes and wildlife. www.ccgc.gov.uk Cors Caron National Nature Reserve there is something to see and hear at all times of the year here, visitors can use the Boardwalk trail circular walk or the Riverside walk www.ccgc.gov.uk Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre (14 miles from Brynarth) Red kite feeding centre www.forestry.gov.uk/bwlchnantyrarian Ynyslas Nature Reserve has wild beauty, sweeping sand dunes and fascinating wildlife.
Vale of Rheidol Railway a nostalgic journey through the Rheidol Valley from Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge by narrow gauge steam train www.rheidolrailway.co.uk
The Silver Mountain Experience (near Ponterwyd 13.5 miles from Brynarth) Steeped in myths and legends, high in the ancient Cambrian Mountains, the Silver Mountain Experience has tumbling streams, mysterious forests and long abandoned mine workings that will take you on a journey through the mists of time. www.silvermountainexperience.co.uk
Devils Bridge Waterfalls take a walk along the breathtaking wooded gorge, see the world famous three bridges and 300ft spectacular waterfalls (8 miles from Brynarth). www.devilsbridgefalls.co.uk
Cambrian Safaris provide excursions into the Cambrian Mountains in a Land Rover Discovery and will pick you up from Brynarth - an excellent way to enjoy the fantastic scenery. www.cambriansafaris.co.uk
Strata Florida Abbey (Pontrhydfendigaid) visit ruins dating back to 1197, the traditional burial place of Dafydd ap Gwilym the greatest poet of medieval Wales. www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
Llanerchaeron (Ciliau Aeron, Aberaeron) this lovingly restored National Trust estate will give you an insight into how the Welsh minor gentry and their staff lived 200 years ago www.nationaltrust.org.uk/llanerchaeron
WMS Firearms Training (Ffair Rhos) Whether you're new to shooting or have put thousands of rounds through your rifle,WMS has something for you www.wmsfirearmstraining.com
Rheidol Riding Centre (Capel Bangor) With outdoor & indoor arenas, the centre offers the best riding in the area www.rheidol-riding-centre.co.uk
Shoreline Outdoor (2 miles from Aberystwyth) Outdoor activity centre, offering activities for both children and adults www.shorelineoutdoor.com
Brynarth is an excellent base for exploring the Ceredigion Coastal and Country Towns and Villages:
Aberystwyth - with it’s Victorian promenade, cliff and narrow-gauge railways, marina, theatres, Art Centre, ruined castle, Ceredigion Museum and The National Library of Wales, as well as superb restaurants and bars.
Borth - long stretch of sandy beach, perfect for surfing.
Aberaeron - charming Georgian-style seaport with pastel-shaded houses and fashionable places to eat.
New Quay - popular sandy beaches, good choice of cafés and pubs plus watersports and wildlife trips.
Llangrannog - lovely sheltered beach with good pubs.
Pontrhydfendigaid - Upper Teifi Valley village that holds a famous annual eisteddfod.
Pontrhdygroes - scenic village overlooking the woods and farmlands of the upper Ystwyth Valley.
Tregaron - Traditional market town with pleasant square and craft shops
For more information visit: www.discoverceredigion.co.uk & www.aberystwyth.org.uk/attractions
Many of our guests are also researching their family history at The National Library Of Wales - Brynarth is much more attractive to those who wish to sit quietly in the evenings and mull over the day’s work and findings and as we don’t worry if you are here just for one night we are an ideal place for those who really cannot spare the time off work to stay longer!
James Dwyer & Stuart Betts
Brynarth Country Guest House
Phone: 01974 261367
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