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Gogerddan woodland, near Aberystwyth

Woodland walk with coastal views and carpets of bluebells in spring

Bluebells in woodland

What's here

Dogs welcome
Picnic area
Walking trail


Just a short drive from Aberystwyth, Gogerddan is an easy to find picnic site with a woodland walk.

This ancient woodland was once part of the wealthy lead-mining Gogerddan estate.

The estate was broken up in the 1940s and the mansion and other buildings are now home to one of the institutes of Aberystwyth University.

The woodland has some beautiful old trees including oak, sweet chestnut and lime.

In spring, there is a stunning display of bluebells along with other seasonal flowers.

The picnic site is in a sheltered location by a stream and there is a short circular walking trail.

Walking trail

The walking trail is waymarked and starts from the car park.

Gogerddan Trail

1½ miles, 2.4 km, moderate

The Gogerddan Walk climbs its way up from the car park through the woodland. The route passes some beautiful veteran trees and carpets of bluebells in spring. There are many climbs and steep descents along the way and glimpses of Cardigan Bay.

Closures and diversions

Please note:

  • Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations
  • Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff
  • Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place

How to get here

Gogerddan woodland is 3 miles north east of Aberystwyth.

Parking is free of charge at this car park.


Follow the A487 from Aberystwyth towards Machynlleth. After 2½ miles, turn right for Penrhyncoch and continue straight over the crossroads. In ½ mile, the car park is on the left, after passing the large greenhouses.

The OS grid reference is SN 633 836.

Download the location map.

Public transport

The nearest train station is in Aberystwyth.

The bus service from Aberystwyth to Penrhyncoch stops at the Aberystwyth University entrance, very near to Gogerddan woodland car park.

For details of public transport visit the Traveline Cymru website.

Find out more

Contact details

Tel: 0300 065 3000



Related document downloads

Location map PDF [163.7 KB]

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