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Discover Astounding Trails 

Between their bountiful trails and breathtaking stargazing spots, the Cambrian Mountains offer endless opportunities to walk, cycle and horse-ride.

There are trails for all kinds of users in the Cambrian MountainsAll you need is a good bit of planning and knowing where to go.

A must for the mountain walking connoisseur are the five trails to the summit of the 2468ft/752m high Pumlumon Fawr near Ponterwyd, where you can see a 360° panorama of Wales.


The nationally recognised 135 mile trail, Glyndŵr’s Way, winds its way into the Cambrian Mountains, with opportunities to visit open moorland, forests, lakes and reservoirs, while a significant section of the 298 mile Cambrian Way can also be walked - just look out for the waymarkers.

From Llanidloes, the Sarn Sabrina circular walk takes you to the source of the River Severn. Natural Resources Wales sites boast a multitude of waymarked trails for walking, mountain biking and, where possible, horse-riding.


Catching sight of red kites and woodland creatures is an absolute bonus, particularly at the nearby Bwlch Nant yr Arian. From the gateway town of Llandovery, road cycling routes offer outdoor opportunities through the Cambrian Mountains, where you’ll discover welcoming towns and villages, as well as a host of unique cafes and tearooms.


Traffic-free cycle trails link various communities - including the Ystwyth Trail, the Rheidol Trail and the Elan Valley Trail. You’ll find several waymarked horse-riding routes, including bridleways, and quiet country lanes, where horse-driving is also a popular activity.


Ystwyth Trail


Severn Way


Glyndŵr’s Way


Wye Valley Walk


Heart of Wales Trail

Discover Trail Spots

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Discover astounding TRAILS
in the Cambrian Mountains

Carefully follow the waymarked trails or for those who are confident enough take a map and compass and discover the delight of the upland mountainside where you're not likely to meet a soul all day.
Both the Glyndŵr's Way and the Cambrian Way pass through the Cambrian Mountains as well as localised routes such as the Ystwyth Trail. Rheidol Trail and the Wye Valley Walk.
Various communities have their own promoted routes with many of these being Walkers are Welcome communities too. Why not try a Cambrian Mountains Community Walk near you.
There are various cycle centres you can drop in on and a popular activity now is road and gravel cycling between villages and towns.
Be adventure smart whatever you intend doing and be sure you make a great day better by planning ahead at all times.

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