The Cambrian Mountains - Rugged and Wild Wales

The Cambrian Mountains has a range of walking trails, exploring gentle woodland and tumbling waterfalls,the routes of medieval monks, romantic 18th century writers and poets in search of adventure, and the tracks of drovers and miners of the 19th century. Find quiet solitude on some of Ceredigion’s more challenging walks in the vast expanse of moorland and upland lakes,and view the peaks of Snowdonia and the Beacons of south Wales from a different perspective - from the summit of Pumlumon.

For more information CLICK HERE for the Discover Ceredigion website.

From the Coast to the Mountains in the footsteps of the miners

The route linking the Ceredigion coast at Borth with Devil's Bridge in the Cambrian Moountains (also known as the Mal Evans Way)  is described in six sections: 

  1. Borth - Talybont Borth - Talybont.pdf
  2. Talybont  - Blwch Nant yr ArianTalybont - Nant yr Arian.pdf
  3. Bwlch Nant yr Arian - Devil's BridgeNant yr Arian - Pontarfynach / Devil's Bridge .pdf
  4. Devil's Bridge - PontrhydygroesPontarfynach / Devil's Bridge - Pontrhydygroes.pdf
  5. Pontrhydygroes - PontrhydfendigaidPontrhydygroes - Pontrhydfendigaid.pdf
  6. Pontrhydfendigaid to the Ystwyth Trail. Pontrhydfendigaid  - Llwybr Ystwyth Trail.pdf​

You can follow the Ystwyth Trail back to Aberystwyth.

There are circular routes at locations where it's worth spending a bit more time exploring the details:

Talybont Talybont.pdf

Bontgoch Bontgoch.pdf

Cwmsymlog Cwmsymlog.pdf

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Nant yr Arian.pdf

Devil's Bridge Pontarfynach /Devil's Bridge.pdf. A range of publications describing walks in Ceredigion including maps and guidebooks are available from Ceredigion's Tourist Information Centres.

Each red pin on the map below represents the starting point for a range of walks in the Cambrian Mountains area. The blue circles take you to locations where there are several walks from the same starting point. Click on the red pin or blue circle for a downloadable pdf description and directions.​​​​​​​