Wild Walking in the Aberystwyth Hinterland
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Are you tired of the crowds in Snowdonia, and looking for a new area to discover? Then come to the 'Elenydd', the Cambrian Mountains, described by many as an area of astounding natural beauty. It is a relatively unexplored, wild and wonderful mountain area within easy reach of southern Britain.

Do you love open country ‘off the beaten track’, but with the reassurance of detailed guidance? Then this website is for you!

We explore the Aberystwyth hinterland, within a short distance of the excellent camping, accommodation, and eating places of the town and villages, like Devil’s Bridge, Ponterwyd, and Pontrhydygroes.

You will find detailed guidance, with pictures and maps, suitable for home computer or mobile phone. The number of routes available here will be added to gradually, as the site evolves.

Cwmystwyth, Graig Ddu, Ascent of Domen Milwyn (555 m/1,821 ft)

Some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in Ceredigion is found in the vicinity of Cwmystwyth, a former lead/silver mining village which offers this superb circular adventure. Although not particularly long, this walk is challenging in its steep ascents, rough going underfoot, and the necessity for careful route-finding. However, the rewards are magnificent, with rapidly changing scenery and countryside of immense character. Here we experience first the steep-sided and craggy Ystwyth valley, followed by an awesome taste of the great ‘green desert of Wales’, with the conical hump of Domen Milwyn providing a focus.