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Along the Afon Rheidol

A leisurely walk (riverside) starting and finishing in Ceredigion, Wales, about 6.40km (3.98 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 16m (52ft)
Loss 166m (544ft)
Max. Elevation 240m (787ft)
Elevation (total) 182m (596ft)
Start
Devil's Bridge
End
Aberffrwd, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, Wales
Distance 6.40km
(3.98mi)
Duration ~1:45h
Difficulty  
Leisurely
4Created by timmy on 26 May 2012
This is more a day out than a serious walk, but no less enjoyable for it. Take the steam train along the Rheidol valley to Devil's Bridge before retracing your steps along the Afon Rheidol. It's not cheap - you have to pay to enter the footpath at Devil's Bridge, as well as the price of the steam train - but it's a worthwhile splash for a fun walk in Wales. As you would expect, the train journey is all part of the fun: www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

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Waypoints

OS Grid SN736768
Take the steam train to Devil's Bridge.
OS Grid SN733772
From the village centre, head west until you reach the path to Mynach Falls. You have to pay a small fee to visit. More info here: www.devilsbridgefalls.co.uk/
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SN731778
Cross the railway and follow the trail to the river.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SN727780
Walk down to the bridge to look over the river, before returning back up to the path along the river.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid SN712784
The path continues through the wooded valley and into Cwm Rheidol.
About 1.48 km (~0.92 miles) from
OS Grid SN702791
Head to Cwm Rheidol Reservoir, enjoying the scenery of this beautiful valley.
About 1.25 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid SN692792
At the far end of the reservoir, pick up the road.
About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SN686788
You can rejoin the steam train at Aberffrwd.
About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from

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