Ponterwyd is a village that stands in the upper reaches of the Rheidol Valley in Ceredigion, Wales. It lies approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of Aberystwyth at the junction of the A44 and A4120 roads.
The village is centred around 'Hen Bont' (English: Old Bridge), an 18th-century stone bridge, and the adjacent Ponterwyd Methodist Chapel, a late Georgian chapel. Further down the road stands the local pub and restaurant the George Borrow Hotel, named after the famous writer George Borrow who travelled Wales on foot in the 1860's.
The village stands at the foot of the scenic Plynlimon Range, which are the five highest peaks in the Cambrian Mountains, and there are an abundance of forest and lakeside trails.
Close by is the Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Centre - a little piece of heaven in the Cambrian Mountains. From scenic walks and world class mountain biking to adventure play areas and Animal Puzzle Trails. Over thirty Red Kites are fed daily at the centre, and can be viewed from the café with a breathtaking lakeside view.
Attractions and things to do include Mountain Biking Trails - 2km, Mountain Walking (Plynlimon 2468ft) - 2.5km, Coarse fishing – 2km, Golf 10km, and Equestrian Pony Trekking - 10km.