Ystwyth Trail, Llanilar, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
Posted by: Ddraig Ddu
N 52° 21.553 W 004° 01.195
30U E 430545 N 5801482
Quick Description: The 34km (21 mile) Ystwyth Trail connects Aberystwyth, on the shore of Ceredigion's Bay, with Tregaron in the northern Teifi Valley and is now officially open for use.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/14/2012 10:11:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMDGRB
The Ystwyth Trail was established by Ceredigion County Council with grant support from the EU Objective 1 Programme for West Wales and the Valleys together with Welsh Assembly Government funding assistance. The support and assistance of Sustrans, the Countryside Council for Wales, together with numerous organisations and individuals who lent assistance to the project is gratefully acknowledged.
Substantial sections of the Ystwyth Trail follow the track of the old Great Western railway line. Those comparatively level sections particularly lend themselves towards wheelchair users, family cycling - involving younger children - with the entire route being suitable for walkers. Substantial sections are also suitable for horse riding.
The Ystwyth Trail bridges several strategic cycling facilities within Ceredigion, linking the Tregaron and Lampeter Wales Cycle Breaks Centre routes network with Aberystwyth and creating a link with both the Lôn Cambria and Lôn Teifi long distance cycling routes (Sustrans national network routes 81 and 82) as well as connecting Tregaron with the Rheidol Cycle Trail linking Aberystwyth with Devil's Bridge.
Similarly, the Ystwyth Trail bridges a number of strategic provisions for walking within Ceredigion, connecting Tregaron and the upper Teifi Valley with the Ceredigion Coast Path and providing a northerly return route for individuals following the linear footpath that extends between Borth and Tregaron via Devil's Bridge, Cwm Ystwyth, Pontrhydygroes and Pontrhydfendigaid.
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