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A sculpted slot canyon widens into a wooded gorge with a waterfall and deep pool on the Afon Ystwyth, a wild and secret river that rises above Aberystwyth and gives it its name. It’s a tricky scramble down, but explore up the canyon for a real adventure.

Directions: On B4343 in Pont-rhyd-y-groes, take fork dir SY25 6DQ by bus stop, signed B4340 Cycle Route 81 Llanafan. Follow ½ mile, past café and waterwheel, to layby on R on bend. Follow woodland track down to a tricky, steep rock scramble down to river, then upstream 50 m to the waterfall and canyon. 5 mins, 52.3312, -3.8647.

Extract from: Wild Guide Wales (Wild Things Publishing 2018)
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