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Clywedog Reservoir

27 miles from MMFR: SY23 3AB

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of a dramatic valley and has commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. The visitor centre is the starting point for a range of waymarked trails for walkers, mountain bikers, runners and horse riders. It is well-known for its long-established tradition of daily feeding of red kites, Wales’s National Bird of Prey. You can borrow a free discovery backpack at the visitor centre and discover more of the great outdoors. Each backpack contains useful goodies like binoculars, a magnifying glass, a bug pot and nature identification cards along with a guide explaining how to use them.

Telephone: 01970 890453


  • Skills park with a purpose-built track for mountain bikers to practise their technique.
  • Two running trails with flat sections climbs and a variety of surfaces.
  • Four orienteering courses ranging from beginner level to a more challenging option for experienced orienteers.
  • A waymarked circular trail for horse riders via forest tracks, paths and quiet tarmac roads.
  • Café serving fresh, locally sourced produce daily.
  • Two play areas, one for toddlers and one for older children.

To stand at the bottom of the dam and look up is amazing. It is the tallest concrete dam in the UK,there's also old lead minings works with an information board that explains how the mine worked back in the day.

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