Posted: Sun 12th Jun 2016

Get Outdoors This Summer And Enjoy The Ceredigion Countryside

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 12th, 2016

A new recreational route has been created in the county to encourage more walkers, cyclists and horse riders to get outdoors this summer and enjoy the wonderful countryside Ceredigion has to offer. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ceredigion County Council’s Coast and Countryside Team would like to encourage horse riders, as well as walkers and cyclists, to use and discover this new route which makes the most of already existing bridleways, and has published a new guide to help the public. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new seven and a half mile circular route starts from the picturesque village of Talybont, once a bustling hub of mining and milling activity in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. The route itself is a mixture of forest rides, grassy bridleways and quiet country lanes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The route also provides a fantastic panoramic view of the internationally important raised peat bog, Cors Fochno, and in the distance, appearing to rise out of the bog is the popular sea side resort of Borth, a town of mystical seafaring charm on the shores of Cardigan Bay, with submerged forests and links to Cantre’r Gwaelod (the Welsh Atlantis). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Gareth Lloyd, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Economic and Community Development, said: “We are very lucky in Ceredigion to have one of the highest densities of byways, bridleways and forest rides in the entire country, which is great if you’re looking to explore and have your own unique adventure this summer.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He adds: “We are especially grateful to Natural Resources Wales in supporting us and helping us to make these routes and others accessible to the public. in particular, they have allowed us the use of a short permissive route in Coed Allt y Crib near Talybont, which has helped complete this particular route.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The route from Talybont is inspected regularly and will form part of the Councils’ Adopt a Path” Scheme, if you notice any problems on your journey please report these via the Councils problem reporting page https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/English/Resident/Contact-Us/Problem-Reporting/Pages/default.aspx ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Please remember that much of the right of way network runs through agricultural land, which is a working environment where contact with livestock is likely. Always follow the countryside code, leave everything as you find it and be respectful to farmers, landowners and other path users. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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