The Arch, near Aberystwyth
Walks through huge beech trees with views over...
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Gogerddan Wood is a short drive from Aberystwyth and is easy-to-find.
The circular walking trail starts from the car park and the small picnic site is in a sheltered location by Nant Clarach stream.
There is a stunning display of bluebells and other wild flowers in spring, and an array of seasonal colours in autumn.
The woodland has some beautiful old trees including oak, sweet chestnut and lime.
It gets its name from the nearby Plas Gogerddan (Gogerddan mansion), an old mansion owned by the Pryse family who were big silver and lead mine owners.
The walking trail is waymarked from start to finish.
Look out for the information panel at the start of the trail.
Find out about walking trail grades.
The veteran trees and stunning spring flowers are the highlights on this pleasant walk with an amazing bluebell display in late spring.
It is a fairly short walk but the steep climbs through the trees are rewarded with some lovely views.
Gogerddan is 3 miles north east of Aberystwyth.
It is in the county of Ceredigion.
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.
Gogerddan woodland is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 213.
The OS grid reference for the car park is SN 633 836.
The nearest mainline railway 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.
Parking is free of charge.
Overnight parking is not permitted.