GPS Files for Aberystwyth – Shrewsbury

Four files here to download. First two are the standard route, then there are alternatives depending on how we feel:

Aberystwyth- Newton

This includes some off road sections where walking may be needed (using NCN route 818) 47 miles, 4400ft climbing


Follows the NCN route along canal towpath initially, 41 miles, 200ft, just one climb

Aberystwyth-Newtiwn via Elan Valley

Avoids the tricky off road section, adds miles but does take you to Elan Valley which is stunning. 61 miles, 5100ft (!!)

And finally a hill-free route back to Shrewsbury 32 miles, 900ft

Shrewsbury – Aberystwyth

Day 1 -Shrewsbury to Newton

Start in Frankwell car park (we can park here quite cheaply for 2 days)

41 miles, just one hill, and a long section on canal towpath. There is a shorter road based alternative. Route is

Stay at Elephant and Castle hotel in Newtown

Day 2 Newtown to Aberystwyth

Bit of a hilly day! 47 miles and some off road sections where I will be walking

Route is

Trains back from Aber at 16.29, 17.27, 19.29. Currently showing 2 bike spaces on each