The hamlet of Bwlch y Sarnau is in the parish of Abbey-Cwm-Hir in the Old Radnorshire County of Powys. It is located on the Glyndwrs Way midway between the coast and the border with England. BwlchySarnau is also located directly on the TransCambrian Mountain Bike Epic Ride. It is centrally placed between the north and south of Wales.
The hamlet is situated at over 1300 feet in the Cambrian Moutains with stunning views in all seasons. People are drawn to the peace and beauty of the area. It is a haven for wildlife and a popular nesting spot for red kites, buzzards, owls and bats.
Bwlch Y Sarnau is 5 miles from the Gilfach nature reserve. A 400 acre traditional hill farm and SSSI (site of special interest) where otters, weasels, stoats, polecats, water voles and bats can be found.
Bwlch Y Sarnau is also only 10 miles from the historic landscape of the Elan Valley one of the most important sites for wildlife in Wales.
The hamlet is 8 miles ( approx 12 minute drive ) to Rhayader where your can find shops, GP and Dental surgeries. Also cafes, pubs, restaurants, galleries, leisure centre with pool and museum. The market town of Llanidloes is 9 miles away. A Tesco and Aldi can be found at Llandrindod Wells 12 miles away (about 20 mins drive)
The nearest railway station is Pen y bont 7 miles away. Newtown station is 12 miles or 30 mins drive with fast trains to Birmingham and London.