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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.

The car park and picnic area are adjacent to an ancient woodland, 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 is home to some beautiful old trees including oak, sweet chestnut and lime.

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

The picnic site is in a sheltered location by a stream and the circular walking trail starts from the car park.

It is a fairly short walk but the steep climbs through the trees are rewarded with some lovely views.

Walking trail

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

Gogerddan Trail

1½ miles, 2.4 km, moderate

Waymarked from the car park, the Gogerddan Trail climbs its way up through the woodland.

The route passes some beautiful veteran trees and, in spring, the woodland is
carpeted with bluebells.

There are many climbs and steep descents along the way as well as 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 is 3 miles north east of Aberystwyth.

Parking is free of charge at this car park.

Download the location map.


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.

Ordnance Survey map

Gogerddan woodland is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map 213.

The OS grid reference for the car park is SN 633 836.

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.

Contact details

Tel: 0300 065 3000



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Location map PDF [163.7 KB]

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