Nant Rhys bothy. Photo: John Horner CC-BY-SA-2.0

Nant Rhys bothy. Photo: John Horner CC-BY-SA-2.0

Walkers seeking peace and tranquillity in the heart of mid-Wales may want to give a couple of bothies a miss later this month.

The Wales Rally GB will pass the Mountain Bothies Association buildings at Nant Rhys and Nantsyddion on Friday 12 November.

The association warns the cars will be driving through the Forestry Commission land around the bothies from 9am to 5pm. Reconnaissance of the route will also take place the previous Tuesday, 9 November.

Nantsyddion lies north-east of Devil’s Bridge and Nant Rhys is in the forest south-east of Pumlumon Fawr near the Wye Valley. Both are owned by the Forestry Commission but maintained by the MBA.

The forest tracks of mid-Wales will echo to the sound of the 300bhp cars of the World Rally Championship, capable of up to 135mph along the gravel roads of the Ceredigion hills and woodland.

The bothies are normally only accessible on foot or mountain bike.