The village of Pont Rhyd-y-Groes sits north of Ysbyty Ystwyth in the picturesque Ystwyth Valley in Ceredigion, West Wales. Its name comes from the bridge that crosses over the river Ystwyth, with 'pont' translating to 'bridge' in English.
The village sits at the confluence of the Nant Cwmnewydion and Ystwyth rivers in the shadow of the Cambrian Mountains and the local countryside offers a great walking experience. There are bike trails nearby and Mountain Bike enthusiasts will appreciate the famous trails at the Nant y Moch reservoir some 8 miles north.
In the past Pont-Rhyd-y-Groes was part of the mining industry, but with their closure the village suffered. The remnants of Fron Goch Lead & Zinc Mine are situated about 2 miles from the centre of Pont-rhyd-y-groes. In recent times money has been funded in order to improve the village, including the rebuilding of the bridge across Ystwyth gorge and the waterfall.