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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Llywernog, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
+44 1970 890453
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Red kites

What a fabulous place for walkers, bikes etc. Great cafe nice food. Highlight of the day is the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
christinewebb12016
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Mold, United Kingdom
Kite feeding

We visited on Saturday on our way on holiday. We had planned a picnic but it was drizzling with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sally W
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United Kingdom
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Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Llywernog, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fabulous place for walkers, bikes etc. Great cafe nice food. Highlight of the day is the feeding of the red kites 3pm in the summer, 2 pm in the winter, 100's come in for feeding a great site. They stay for quite a...More

Thank christinewebb12016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday on our way on holiday. We had planned a picnic but it was drizzling with rain so we had to eat in the car otherwise we would have sat out at one of the picnic benches. There is also a cafe...More

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every time we go to Aberystwyth we visit. There are lots of lovely walks and beautiful views. We were amazed at how many birds arrived. Lots of places to park and sit to watch. The cafe is great too. Definitely worth going to.

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although the rain reduced the number of kites at feeding time, there were still more than I've seen in my life before. The birds were majestic, the staff friendly and knowledgeable and the cafe served good food. Definitely worth a visit.More

Thank jh2
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello JH2, thank you for your review. It's a shame you had a wet day, but it sounds like you managed to make the best of things and enjoy yourselves. Good for you for being so positive. There is plenty to do and see at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like Red Kites you'll love this place. They feed Red Kites throughout the year, at 3pm in the Summer (and I think at 2pm in the winter). Red Kites from miles around descend on the place for the food, with around 100 a...More

Thank JakeFulmar
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello JakeFulmar, thank you for your review. We feed the red kites every day throughout the year. They get 10kg of butchers trimmings 14.00 hrs (2pm) winter and 15.00 (3pm) summer time. We estimate the birds travel between 10 to 20 miles to come to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been visiting this place to go mountain biking with my two sons for a number of years, it offers a brilliant day out on the bikes, some very technical fast sections together with some wide open mountain routes. Never busy and always a great...More

Thank Fastcol
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Fastcol, you are absolutely spot on when you describe Bwlch Nant Yr Arian as a bikers paradise. We have miles of top quality mountain bike trails through some of the best scenery to be found anywhere in the world. There are purpose built three...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went up to see the red kite feeding today which was lovely to see. As per the visitor info, the path is accessible for most people and very well kept. The cafe is lovely, good prices and we enjoyed the food and drinks we had....More

1  Thank Marianne F
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marianne F, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a good visit and enjoyed the Barcud Trail. There is just so much to do here, sometimes it needs more than one visit. Mountain bike trails, walking trails, bridleways, bike skills...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a misty mid-morning with kids and dog and were surprised to find a charge point for our electric car, which after a quick phone call, was turned on for us. It's really great to see this and would love to see more...More

Thank jaf5
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jaf5, thanks for letting other know about our electric car charging point. It is so good to hear you had a good time during your visit. Come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to watch the red kites being fed which was fantastic although it rained quite heavily and had a lovely cup of tea and a pulled pork sandwich in the cafe. Friendly staff and dogs were allowed in the cafe. Well worth a visitMore

Thank Alan M
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Alan M. We are so glad you had a good visit and enjoyed your time with us. There is just so much to do here, sometimes it needs more than one visit. Mountain bike trails, walking trails, bridleways, bike skills...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area has many walks for ramblers and there are many trails for mountain bikers. There is a lake where the birds are fed and if you want to take a picture of a bird collecting food from th water this is the place for...More

Thank Davies619
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Davies619Thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a good visit and enjoyed the Barcud Trail. There is just so much to do here, sometimes it needs more than one visit. Mountain bike trails, walking trails, bridleways, bike skills park, adventure...More

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Linda H
1 July 2017|
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Response from andrewrendell | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your enquiry. There are plenty of outside seats and benches for you to enjoy your picnic. There is also a lovely gazebo which you are welcome to use for your picnic. Bring your picnics and come and... More
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Mark T
29 March 2017|
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Response from andrewrendell | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your enquiry. Yes you can get from Aberystwyth to Bwlch Nant Yr Arian by bus. The nearest train station is in Aberystwyth. The 525 bus from Aberystwyth - Ponterwyd/Llanidloes stops on request at the... More
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595elanc
22 October 2016|
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Response from andrewrendell | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for the enquiry. The Red Kites are fed daily all the year round. They are fed at 2pm during the winter months and 3pm during the summer months. The times change when you adjust the clocks for British... More
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