Abergwesyn Common

Abergwesyn Common is wild, rugged and remote with rocks, waterfalls and deep pools along the River Irfon. For the more adventurous the Cambrian Mountains tower over you and offer unlimited walking opportunities; for those with smaller legs the valley is perfect for exploring. This exposed area is best visited in clear weather and is likely to be boggy after rainfall – the smallest of legs might need a helping hand over some of the terrain.

Abergwesyn Common

Distance: as near or far as your legs will take you

Time: take all the time in the world


There are not any specific parking places along the road however there are passing places. We picked a large passing place and made sure that we left enough room for other vehicles to still be able to use it if needed.

We found a comfortable spot for a lunch with a view.

Please be aware there are some impressively steep drops into gullies – keep children and dogs close while you check

After ditching our bags back in the van we explore further into the valley finding rocks to climb on…

…and beachy areas to paddle in.

The grown-ups got brave and took a dip in this amazing pool – a bit chilly in April but we’ll definitely be heading back in warmer weather!

This valley was all-round beautiful and we were left with so much left to explore another time; we didn’t even touch upon the ancient historical sites or venture up any hills.

Click here for more information about Abergwesyn Common from the National Trust.

Directions: From Llanwrtyd Wells or Beulah take the road signposted to Abergwesyn. Once there take the narrow road signposted for Tregaron. Follow this road until you see a National Trust sign for Abergwesyn Common.

Happy wandering.

The Beckingham family