On Foot
Trail: Riverside Walk Black Covert Woodland (0)
Contributor: NatResWales Activity Type: Walking Difficulty: Easy Distance: 1.559 mi (2.508 km)
Description: The Ystwyth Valley is a perfect place to visit if you are looking for stunning scenery and a walk to suit the whole family . The Black Covert Forest is a small tranquil woodland with Ash, Birch and Sweet Chestnut trees surrounding a picnic site.
The Riverside Walk provides a gentle stroll alongside the tranquil River Ystwyth as it bubbles along through the wood. Look out for a flash of blue as the kingfishers dart up and down the river in search of food. River paddling is a fun activity in the warmer summer months and this river is ideal for this. Of course it is always important to be aware that rivers can be dangerous places and children should always be accompanied by an adult.

Walk distance: 1.25 miles / 4 kilometres.

Start and finish: The walk start and finishes at the car park.

Terrain: Easy, but the route does contain some steps, roots and rough surfaces.

Facilities: You can find picnic facilities at the car park.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome in our woods.

Getting there: Take the B4340 from Aberystwyth to Trawsgoed. Turn right over the bridge (signed Llanilar B4575) then turn immediately left and left again into the car park.

Safety: Please ensure you are prepared for all weather conditions and wear suitable clothing and stout footwear for your walk. This walk can be slippery when wet.

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 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 the Natural 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. Information on these can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website.
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