On Foot
Trail: Ystwyth Gorge walk (0)
Contributor: NatResWales Activity Type: Walking Difficulty: Average Distance: 0.888 mi (1.429 km)
Description: Follow in the footsteps of early tourists in search of "wild nature" at the Hafod Estate tucked away in a remote location near Aberystwyth. The Ystwyth Gorge Walk is a spectacular route all year round but crossing the wonderfully wobbly chain bridge is even more exciting during winter, when the river is in full flow. If you want to explore some more of this historic landscape, choose from the four other waymarked walks that take in the waterfalls, unique bridges and stunning views.

Walk distance: 1 mile / 1.5 kms

Terrain: All the routes are strenuous and include climbs and descents along the way. Some have steep drops beside the path and some have bridges to cross. The routes are waymarked and there is information onsite with more details.

Suitable for: Walkers

Facilities: The car parking here is free. A leaflet for the walks can be bought in the car park from the machine.

Dogs: Please note that well behaved dogs are welcome in our woods.

Start and finish: Hafod Estate car park.

Getting there: The Hafod Estate is twelve miles south east of Aberystwyth on the B4574. The nearest train station is in Aberystwyth.

Safety: Please ensure you are prepared for all weather conditions and wear suitable clothing and stout footwear for your walk.

Take care in waterside areas as the rivers can be dangerous. Water is often cold. deep and fast flowing. The ground near waterfalls is also steep, rough and slippery. Keep to footpaths to avoid unnecessary erosion.

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.

This walk is supplied by Natural Resources Wales. It is subject to TrailZilla copyright terms and conditions.

It can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website along with other walks in their woods and national nature reserves.
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