Red kites of Ceredigion
All year round
- Binoculars and telescopes for hire
- Video link
- Staff on hand to help
- Refreshments available
- Accessible site
- Accessible toilets
No such thing as a free lunch? We don't agree.
Patrolling the beautiful, wild forests of Ceredigion can be hungry work.
Of course, we haven't got the nicest table manners in the world – plummeting from the skies to grab a morsel from the feasts that Natural Resources Wales kindly put on for us, we definitely believe it should be first-come-first-served.
With so much to see free of charge and expert RSPB guides on hand, why not tuck in to Ceredigion this year?
When can you see us?
The visitor centre is open between 10am and 5pm (until dusk in winter), and food is placed on the ground at 3pm in summer and 2pm in winter.
You can see the kites from the warmth of the visitor centre cafe or you can venture closer by heading down to the lake to see the feeding up close.
The RSPB will not be on site over the winter months, but Natural Resources Wales will still be feeding the kites every day, so be sure to visit. Natural Resources Wales staff can tell you the story of the Red Kites at the site and in Wales, so why not visit the cafe and visitor centre for beautiful winter views of the kites.
What's at the site?
No matter your ability, come and enjoy the superb views on a walk around Bwlch Nant yr Arian, and for those with an urge to get muddy there are also mountain bike trails, as well as showers and a bike wash.
A coffee shop serves drinks, homemade soups, meals and cakes everyday, and while enjoying your lunch be wowed by the birds visiting the giant bird feeder on the decking area.
How to find us
Take the 525 service from Aberystwyth (Monday-Saturday). Ask to get off at Bwlch Nant yr Arian.
Bwlch Nant yr Arian is 9 miles east of Aberystwyth on the A44 and 2 miles west of the village of Ponterwyd. (Car park fees: £1.50 half day and £3 full day. Season ticket available from forestry office Monday-Friday).
What should I bring?
You can bring your own food or eat at the visitor centre café. We suggest bringing clothing suitable for wet weather, just in case...
Still got some questions?
Telephone: RSPB Wales Headquarters on 029 2035 3000