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Circular from Bont-goch (near Aberystwyth)
Introduction to Walk 1705

Photo from the walk - Circular from Bont-goch (near Aberystwyth)

Region - Cambrian Mountains

County/Area - Ceredigion

Author - Donald Morton

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres

Time - 3 hours 10 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

We first discovered this walk in the long hot summer of 1976 and it has been a favourite half day walk ever since in all weathers and at all times of the day. It gets one easily into the outlying reaches of the Cambrian Mountains to the East of Aberystwyth on a route that you rarely share with anyone. With changing views over the surrounding valleys, the country is wild without being inhospitable. The tracks are clear so that less experienced walkers should have no problems finding the route even if the weather turned and visibility reduced; on the other hand an experienced walker might like to take advantage of the clear tracks to take a walk on a long fine summer evening to watch the sunset over Cardigan Bay, completing the walk in the dusk without too much difficulty - if a period of dry weather is chosen. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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