Pen Dinas, Tanybwlch

Pen Dinas is an imposing Iron Age hill fort overlooking Tanybwlch and further on, Aberystwyth. This short but steep climb that is well worth it for the staggering 360 degree views and knowing you can dip your toes in the sea afterwards (if you’re feeling brave!). This route isn’t suitable for wheels and the smallest of legs might need a carry up the steepest parts but will have no trouble running all the way down.

Pen Dinas

Distance: just over 2 miles up and down

Time: I won’t lie, I forgot to time it… but the ascent will probably be slow, leave time for snacks at the summit


From the Tanybwlch carpark walk back across the bridge and follow the footpath signs on your right.

Continue along the footpath, turning right when you reach tarmac road, along a national cycle route.

The entrance to the Pen Dinas Nature Reserve is on your left just after the bungalows.

Follow the path as it contours around the hill and then upwards towards the summit.

Enjoy the views across Cardigan Bay and beyond.

Pen Dinas is a local nature reserve – click here for a detailed leaflet from Ceredigion County Council.


Click on the map to view in ViewRanger

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Directions: from the A487 follow signs for Beach Parking

Happy wandering,

The Beckingham family

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