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Cwm Rheidol Reservoir and Rheidol Falls

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Ceredigion, Wales, about 5.75km (3.57 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 573m (1879ft)
Descent 430m (1410ft)
Max. Elevation 0m (0ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1003m (3289ft)
Start & End
Rheidol Falls Halt, Ceredigion, Wales,
Distance 5.75km
Duration ~3h
Created by mauricekyle on 07 Nov 2017
This is a favourite delightful and easy circular in the Rheidol Valley, with a nice break at the Visitor Centre (in summer) halfway round, and mostly easy walking. It starts and finishes at Rheidol Falls Halt, a quaint request stop on the narrow gauge railway, completely inaccessible by car. It is also possible to include a free guided tour of the Hydro-electric power station...inquire at the Visitor Centre. This is Walk 13 in 'Railway Walks in the Vale of Rheidol' by Maurice Kyle, available from the railway's online shop at £5.

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OS Grid SN707777
From the ruined building, go up right to the waymarked stile where you retrace your steps up the hill to the railway Halt. It is best to allow at least 20 minutes for the walk uphill to catch your train home!

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