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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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Excellent, even in driving rain.

Although the rain reduced the number of kites at feeding time, there were still more than I've seen... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jh2
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Leicester
via mobile
Stunning Red Kites

If you like Red Kites you'll love this place. They feed Red Kites throughout the year, at 3pm in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JakeFulmar
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London, United Kingdom
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Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Llywernog, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank jh2
Reviewed 4 days 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 2 days 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 5 days 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 2 days 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 5 days 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

Thank Marianne F
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 4 days 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 1 week 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 2 days 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 1 week 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 2 days 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living locally I have visited regularly throughout the years, however we haven't visited since the forest has been dramatically cut down. It is disappointing to see the forest reduced on a large scale although it does remain a beautiful place to visit. The feeding of...More

Thank lennyandco
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Lennyandco, great name by the way. Thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a good visit and enjoyed the walks. The larch needed to be felled in order to try and control the spread of a rampant tree disease. Phytophthora...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Bwlch Nant Yr Arian and on arrival we were rather disappointed by the amount of forest that's been cut down. Whilst we understand the need to manage forests it did seem a bit drastic as the attraction last time...More

Thank cymraes191267
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a good visit and enjoyed the walks. The larch needed to be felled in order to try and control the spread of a rampant tree disease. Phytophthora Ramorum has devastated Larch crops across Wales,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stop & admire the view. Terrific park area for kids, rambles up paths with stunning views. Wish I lived here!More

Thank Sian316016
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review Sian. We are so glad you had a good visit and enjoyed the walks. There is just so much to do here, sometimes it needs more than one visit. Mountain bike trails, walking trails, bridleways, bike skills park,...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
30 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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