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Ysbryd Y Mwynglawdd
The Old Mine Site
Goginan
Aberystwyth
Ceresigion
SY23 3PD

Goginan Old Mine Site – Travel Plan

It is important that all visitors read and adopt this Travel Plan before travelling to the site.

In order for the business to operate within the guidelines set by the local highways authority, we need to ensure that sustainable modes of transport are held as the priority form of access to the site.

As such, it is a joint responsibility between ourselves, group organisers and visitors to ensure appropriate travel measures are discussed and addressed before each site visit.

We are allowed up to 10 vehicles travelling to the site each day and as such we reserve this provision for visitors with priority needs or alternatively groups travelling by minibus. We therefore ask that all visitors take this into consideration when planning their visit to the site and take it upon themselves to avoid unnecessary driving and make alternative arrangements.

Public Transport
The 525 and X47 buses run several times a day, to and from Goginan between Ponterwyd and Aberystwyth. We would like to encourage visitors to use the available public transport and organisers to coordinate bookings around these times. This will enable more opportunities for people with limited transport options and also help to reduce any increase in number of vehicles on the nearby roads.

As an incentive, we will happily reward visitors travelling by public transport with free refreshments upon presentation of their bus tickets (one per person). If in the event we have a booking for a small function or event, we will organise with local coach companies to collect and return visitors on popular bus routes between Tregaron, Ponterwyd and Aberystwyth for a small fee.

Bicycles
We will shortly have 10 bicycle bays with free locks for any visitors wishing to travel by bicycle. The site is just south of the ‘Mark of Zorro’ point of Nant-Yr-Arian summit trail for anyone wishing to take a 5 minute breather or a scheduled stop for one of our site activities. The site is also on popular rambler’s route ‘Mal Evans Way’ for anyone wishing to a stop off for refreshments from the 18 mile hike between Borth and Devils Bridge.

Vehicles
We ask all drivers to speak with their group organiser to arrange alternative transport or facilitate lift sharing whenever and wherever possible, travelling the extra mile if they can.

Parking
There are parking provisions for up to 10 vehicles including 2 disabled bays close to the maintenance. We have a mobility vehicle available upon request and wheelchair friendly access paths which lead to the main site features. Overflow parking in the lower fields can be made available, primarily for local residents if vehicle access is deemed a necessary requirement i.e. village fate/craft fair. Stewards will be on hand.

We ask that consideration is made to our neighbours and that their driveways are avoided at all cost. There are sufficient passing points and turning areas on the main track itself for easy traffic flow. We also ask that the gates are kept shut at all times as there are often sheep in the lower fields.

Travelling to the site by vehicle
Although accessible by car we ask that all drivers avoid the access road opposite the Druid Inn and take the slip road 1 mile short of the village east bound from Aberystwyth. This route has a much safer decline, the road is predominantly wider and offers better visibility and passing points. Drivers travelling westbound towards Aberystwyth we ask to continue through Goginan and onto Capel Bangor whereby it is safe to turn round for access via the slip road.

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Exiting the site by vehicle
The A44 trunk road through Goginan is a particularly fast and busy road with very few drivers adhering to the speed limits. Until such time as the speed issues are resolved, return journeys via the slip road remain dangerous so we strongly advise all drivers to exit via the Capel Bangor road. This route is much safer, offers better visibility and has speed limits which are predominantly adhered to.

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Exit route from the site to Capel Bangor

Travelling by foot
The site is a 10-15 minute walk from Goginan, accessible via the turning opposite ‘The Druid Inn’off the A44 trunk road. The 525 and X47 buses stop here at regular intervals throughout the day andwe recommend this as a entry point for anybody travelling by foot.

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Access route by foot.

For more information on bookings or to discuss your travel arrangements further please telephone 07400 546099 or email info@oldgoginanmine.co.uk