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Mountain Biking:Mountain Biking @ Bwlch Nant yr Arian at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre

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Mountain Biking, free entry

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre

COVID-19 Coronavirus: You are advised to check opening times, special requirements and pre-booking options before you travel

Details

PENDAM TRAIL - RED GRADE ROUTE
The Pendam Trail (red difficult grade 6.2 miles, 10 kilometres).
The Pendam trail combines sections of the ‘Summit’ and ‘Syfydrin’ trails to give you a taste of the fantastic riding and scenery available. Although it is the shortest route at Nant yr Arian, it includes lots of sweet singletrack and some hard climbs, parts of it are technically challenging so take care.

The Pendam Trail includes sections of public road and tracks shared with horse riders so watch out for other users. Check out the Mountain Bike/Horse Code. Watch out for the weather, remember that it can change rapidly, and some sections of the trail are open and exposed. Please leave gates as you find them.

Overall grade red/difficult

Distance 9km

Time 1 - 2 hours

Climb 220m

More information in relation to whether or not this is suitable for you and where you can get training can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website.

SUMMIT TRAIL - RED GRADE TRAIL

The Summit Trail (red difficult grade, 11.1 miles 18 kilometres).

The Summit Trail takes in all the singletrack at Bwlch Nant yr Arian which includes plenty of flowing and twisty section and a big climb in the middle as well as some superb views.

More information in relation to whether or not this is suitable for you and where you can get training can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impaired

Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Car parking

£1.50 parking fee for up to two hours
£3 parking fee for over two hours

Address

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre,
Ponterwyd,
Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion,
SY23 3AB

Location

Directions

Plan route to Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 717813  Lat: 52.41462 Long: -3.88531

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre is nine miles east of Aberystwyth on the A44.

The nearest train station is Aberystwyth.

OS Grid Reference: SN 717 813

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 miles from Aberystwyth station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 6
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu