Facilities & access


  • Parking - no formal car parks are available. One or two parking places are at Llanwrthwl (not National Trust)
  • Toilets - nearest toilets at Elan Valley visitor centre or in Rhayader (not National Trust)
  • Picnics - there's a nice place to sit by the river at Nant Irfon Valley although there's no formal area
  • There are caf├ęs - Rhayader, Elan Valley visitor centre and at the Coed Trallwm Mountain Bike Centre
  • Pubs - in Beulah, Llanafan Fawr, Llanwrthwl, Newbridge and Rhayader
  • Dogs welcome - please clear up after your animal and keep them under close control in areas where there are grazing livestock, especially at lambing time


  • Pathways - these are open mountain commons with no formal footpaths
  • Visitor centre - Elan Valley visitor centre (not National Trust) is accessible
  • Grounds - steep and uneven on the higher parts and wet and boggy throughout
  • For any queries about visits to Abergwesyn Commons, please contact our Brecon Beacons office on 01874 625515