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Y Bwa / The Arch - Cymystwyth

Y Bwa / The Arch - Cymystwyth

Cymystwyth, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 4AB

This lovely car park and picnic area offer access to a nearby spectacular old masonry arch that sits by the side of the road from Devil’s Bridge. The structure makes for an excellent foreground item of interest for astrophotographers. With walking trails to explore by day, the location comes alive at night with wonderful dark starry skies. Location recommended by Cambrian Mountain Dark Skies website.


Y Bwa / The Arch - Cymystwyth is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

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Cambrian Mountains

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Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Cwmystwyth (0.7 miles away) updated 10/08/22 at 12:00.




Events nearby

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  • Newtown Astronomy Society meeting and observing

    Saturday 10th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Newtown Catholic Church Crypt, Newtown, SY16 2BJ (23.5 miles away)

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  • Cambrian Mountains Stargazing Weekend – September 2022

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 25th September 2022 12:00pm

    Hafren Forest Hideaway, Staylittle, SY19 7BY (12.8 miles away)

    More info
  • Newtown Astronomy Society meeting and observing

    Saturday 8th October 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Newtown Catholic Church Crypt, Newtown, SY16 2BJ (23.5 miles away)

    More info
  • Newtown Astronomy Society meeting and observing

    Saturday 12th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Newtown Catholic Church Crypt, Newtown, SY16 2BJ (23.5 miles away)

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  • Cambrian Mountains Stargazing Weekend – November 2022

    Friday 18th November 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 20th November 2022 12:00pm

    Hafren Forest Hideaway, Staylittle, SY19 7BY (12.8 miles away)

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

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    Penbont House, Elan Valley, LH6 5HS (10.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Hafren Forest Bunkhouse

    The Old Weather Station, Staylittle, Powys, SY19 7DB (11.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Cwm Clyd Bunkhouse

    Claerwen Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HF (11.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Dolgoch Hostel

    Abergwesyn, Ceredigion, Dyfed, SY25 6NR, Wales (12.3 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Elan Valley Dark Sky Lodge

    Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP (12.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Tyn Cornel Hostel

    Tregaron, Ceredigion, Dyfed, SY25 6PH, Wales (13.8 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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