0.8 of 5 (1 vote)

Gorges of the upper Rheidol and Parson's Bridge

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Ceredigion, Wales, about 11.31km (7.03 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 542m (1778ft)
Descent 483m (1584ft)
Max. Elevation 0m (0ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1025m (3362ft)
Start & End
Llys Tuen, Pontarfynach, Ceredigion, Wales, SY23 3JL
Distance 11.31km
Duration ~5:00h
Created by mauricekyle on 07 Nov 2017
A fantastic walk, but with lots of steep paths and zig-zags. The going is rough at times, challenging for many, with several ascents and descents. However, the way is mostly easy to follow and well waymarked, and you will be rewarded by wonderful, varied mountain views, with an exciting gorge and high level footbridge at Parson’s Bridge. This is Walk 5 in 'Railway Walks in the Vale of Rheidol' available from the Vale of Rheidol Railway online shop at £5. Catch the 10.30 am train from Aberystwyth, and the 4.15 pm return from Devil's Bridge. Accomodation at the Hafod Hotel.

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OS Grid SN748753
Up the other side of the glade, the path is clear but has been diverted right, to avoid a row of cottages, emerging on the B4574 at Gwar felin. Head downhill on this quiet road for 1/2 km, looking out for a stile on the left...not easy to spot.

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