Coed Maenarthur Woodland
Woodlands, valleys, and rivers often come hand-in-hand when it comes to Wales.
The natural beauty of the country is unquestionable – from the mountains of Snowdonia in the north to the coastal walks in Pembrokeshire in the south – you’re never far from landscapes able to leave you inspired.
Valleys and rivers await
When it comes to Coed Maenarthur Woodland in Ceredigion, every aspect of Wales’ magnificent environment waits to be discovered.
You’ll find the wood tucked away in the Ystwyth valley, just 14 miles from Aberystwyth and a short stroll from the village of Pont-rhyd-y-groes.
Walking boots on and ready to roll
The trail starts as it means to go on.
You’re met by a spectacular waterwheel slowly turning, then after a short descent, a highlight of the whole walk comes into view.
If you’re not the biggest fan of heights, there’s no need to worry.
The bridge isn’t too high up, so with a deep breath and five seconds of courage, you’ll be right across.
But we truly think you’ll want to stop a moment and check out your surroundings.
Tumbling waterfalls of Wales
A waterfall crashes down over one side of the gorge, joining the rushing waters of the Ystwyth River below.
There’s something completely unique about being near water.
The sounds and smells, the feel of mist covering your face, the peace that comes with simply watching a current flow: it’s a moment that brings with it an undeniable sense of calm.
The trail running through the area is waymarked, navigation is as simple as looking out for arrows pointing the way.
Just be sure to wear some good shoes because the walk does involve some long climbs and steep descents, something to keep in mind.
Adventures through every season
Two adventures are never the same at Coed Maenarthur, seasons change and with it, the woodland takes on different characteristics.
The colours of autumn cover the whole area in a blanket of red and gold, and in spring you can almost sense the wildlife waiting to burst into action.
Nature is always changing, new wonders constantly await to be discovered. What will you find next?
Planning your trip
Follow the B4340 through Trawsgoed, turning left just after you cross the River Ystwyth, and continue along the river towards Pontrhydygroes.
When you enter Pontrhydygroes, you'll be able to park considerately on the left-hand side of the road, opposite the water wheel.