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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre

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Address: Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Llywernog, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
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+44 1970 890453
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Great place!

We did both the walks here. Ones about 1 hour and the other 2 hours and much more hilly. Really beautiful views too - highly recommended. The cafe also serves great food at good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did both the walks here. Ones about 1 hour and the other 2 hours and much more hilly. Really beautiful views too - highly recommended. The cafe also serves great food at good prices. If you time it for 2pm you'll see the birds being fed! Parking is £1.50 for 2 hrs.

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Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your review. Reviews help us to improve our service and ensure visitors have an enjoyable time. It sounds like you will be back to explore some more of what we can offer at some time in the future. There are many seasons to the year and Bwlch Nant Yr Arian offers some spectacular scenery all... More 

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We often come walking around this beautiful area at different times of the year. There are varied walks, cycle paths and every good horse riding trails with corrals for keeping the horses. The Red Kites are fed at regularly intervals and are quite a sight when dozens of them flock down at feeding times. The cafe is clean and spacious,... More 

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Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello Hefhoover2014, thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and would like to see you and your family come back time and time again. I have a had a chat with the Catering Manager who assures me that we try to offer a range of quality foods at affordable prices. Our food is locally sourced... More 

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walk my dog up,here on a regular basis and always end up having tea and cake in the cafe. Large amount of mountain biking going on but they are on separate trails to walkers. The main problem is irresponsible dog walkers who do not clean up after their dogs. As a dog owner it drives me up the wall.... More 

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Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello Sean, thank you for your kind words. We welcome well behaved dogs and responsible dog walkers. I agree that sadly there are a few irresponsible dog walkers who do not clear up after their pets, and also some, worse still, who bag up the mess only to throw it into the bushes or undergrowth. It is unfortunately a problem... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times. Mountain biking is fantastic, fun flowing trails. Showers and bike wash are a bonus. Great views from the visitor centre. Nice walks for my son and girlfriend, and they loved watching the red kite feeding.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was pouring with rain but that did not stop my enjoyment of seeing red kite feeding for the third time, but first time at this site. Sitting in the hide meant you could see them feeding much closer than the other sites Which I have visited. A brilliant experience. There is also a very nice cafe there. I hope... More 

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Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello Iverette, thank you for your review, I am so glad the rain didn't stop you enjoying your visit. We have a saying, " There is no such thing as bad weather so long as you are wearing the right clothes" I hope you will enjoy your next visit. Kind regards More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was taken here today and I was not disappointed. We arrived just before feeding time. It was incredible to see those beautiful birds up close. Definitely worth a visit. The walk around the lake is very pretty and the cafe is very nice too. Staff were very friendly too. Overall a very good visit.

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Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello Zaie, thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again and spend some more time with us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Raptor centre is overlooking a lovely lake. Each day at 2pm there is food put out for the red Kites in the area. They know when it is due and start to gather about half an hour before, gracefully circling the lake and surrounding woods. You are then treated to the sight of them swooping down to collect the... More 

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Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Elditig, I agree with you, the kite feeding and seeing these magnificent birds swooping and gliding is a fantastic sight. Check out our Facebook page, Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, for our visitors photograph album. There are some really great photographs sent in by our visiting photographers who love to share their photos. Regards and safe journey More 

Aberaeron, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most amazing places to visit in West Wales, When the Kites come in to feed it is a truly mind blowing sight. My favourite visit was when there was snow making the views all the more stunning

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1 Thank ej0nes99
Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Please come again and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. More 

Tywyn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We've been here many times and done all the walking trails and my husband has done most of the mountain bike trails, always stunning whatever the weather, we stopped for some lunch as normal and we were very disappointed. Both had sandwiches, the brown bread was very poor quality and very thin and so was the white , when you... More 

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Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello Rumple_11, Thank you for your review and I must apologise that feel you had poor quality sandwiches from our excellent café. I have discussed the matter with our kitchen staff, the bread in in our sandwiches is no different from our usual supply and we have checked that it was in date. We always try and provide value for... More 

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

To celebrate a birthday we decided to have a go at orienteering. We took the easier course, yellow, and found ourselves instantly taking it too seriously. It was lots of fun and the views were stunning. Even though the route was the easiest the climbs were still pretty steep. However it was lots of fun and took us just over... More 

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1 Thank bottledwaternom
Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello, we are so pleased you enjoyed the orienteering. Great fun for the family. Come back and hone your skills with the next level up. More 

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