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The lower Ystwyth gorge and Ysbyty Ystwyth

By Rudi Winter

14 Jan 2012

From the little car park near the sawmill at the downstream end of the Ystwyth gorge, this walk leads steeply up through forest SN6971 : Forest path in Coed Tynybedw by Rudi Winter on the southern side of the gorge, following forest tracks through Coed Craig-yr-Ogof SN7171 : Forest track in Coed Craigyrogof by Rudi Winter until open land is reached SN7171 : Quarry just outside Coed Craigyrogof by Rudi Winter and Ysbyty Ystwyth comes into sight SN7171 : Ysbyty Ystwyth from the edge of Coed Craigyrogof by Rudi Winter.

After a pleasant descent with good views SN7171 : Nant Cilmeddu and fields near Geufron by Rudi Winter of what once was the valley of the upper Teifi LinkExternal link and some mud-hopping near the Nant Cilmeddu SN7271 : Track towards Ysbyty Ystwyth by Rudi Winter, I arrived at Ysbyty Ystwyth SN7371 : Road junction at Ysbyty Ystwyth by Rudi Winter, where a friendly lady offered me a lift down to Pont-rhyd-y-groes. Considering my muddy trousers and boots, I declined and headed down the mile along the bendy road, which was less scary than I had feared. At Pont-rhyd-y-groes, I took the turn SN7372 : Trafnidiaeth Ystwyth buses, Pont-rhyd-y-groes by Rudi Winter into the Ystwyth gorge, crossed the Miners' Bridge high above the river SN7372 : Ystwyth gorge by Rudi Winter and dropped down, through forest, to the river. By that time, it was becoming too dark to take sensible pictures. After crossing another footbridge further downstream, another couple of kilometres along the minor road took me back to the car.

You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page LinkExternal link .

Trip profile: LinkExternal link


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