How To Travel The A44, a Scenic Road from Rhayader to Aberystwyth

Part of the A44, one of the main roads in mid Wales, the curvy road from Rhayader to Aberystwyth is a very scenic drive on the west coast of the country.

A44 Road

The stretch of road between Rhayader and Aberystwyth is a scenic route part of the much bigger A44. The road is totally paved. It’s 53.91km (33.5 miles) long, running west-east from Aberystwyth, affectionately known as 'Aber', a coastal town on Cardigan Bay in the middle of the rugged Ceredigion coastline to Rhayader, a market town in Powys, Wales.

Accidents on the road are common as it is bendy and some drivers will take the road too fast.  On 2014 it was the fourth highest risk road in the UK. The views are amazing with loads of stops along the way, parts of this route are also narrow, it can also be busy at the weekend or holidays as it is one of the main routes through the mountains from the Midlands of England to South West Wales. The road starts clinging to hillsides as it winds its way through the Cambrian Mountains, topping out at 435m (1,427ft) above the sea level.

Rain is also common, and clouds can also cause a thick fog, this route runs for 34 miles but allow at least 45 minutes minimum to drive it without stops. In World War 2, the road between Llangurig and Rhayader was renumbered to be a part of the even bigger A470, which runs from Cardiff up to Llandudno on the north coast.
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