Cambrian Mountains - Places To Visit
Vale of Rheidol day trip


7 September, 2024    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Devil's Bridge
Devil's Bridge, Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion, SY23 3JL

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The Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge Railway runs 12 miles uphill from the edge of Aberystwyth up past Capel Bangor, Nantyronen and Rhiwfron to the famous beauty spot of Devil’s Bridge/ Pontarfynach, following the River Rheidol.  It’s an excellent way to see some of the wonderful scenery of the western Cambrian foothills and a wide range of habitats from the flood plains near the coast to the wooded slopes of the river valley as it cuts its way down from Plynlimon to the sea.  The West Wales Naturalists’ Trust described it as “Britain’s First Railway Nature Trail”!

Cambrian_mountains_RheidolIt therefore makes an excellent way to visit some quieter parts of the hills without the need to hike, ride or mountain bike.

The plan for the day is very simple:

  • catch the morning train from Aberystwyth up to Devil’s Bridge;
  • once there, there is a choice of either
    • sauntering around the village and passing time in the tea rooms or Hafod Hotel;
    • visiting the famous waterfall trail (with its steep but short access path); and/or
    • taking a local walk to see some more of the surrounding landscape; before finally
  • catching the late afternoon train back to Aberystwyth.

As a group booking we can obtain a discount from the standard adult fare of £35 to a reasonable £28.50 per person.   But as we will need to pay in advance to secure the discount, we need a firm commitment from Members who plan to attend.  You can book your place using the booking form below.

If take-up is too small to qualify for the group booking, then we reserve the right to cancel the event.



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