3.7 of 5 (6 votes)

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
Ascent 16m (52ft)
Descent 166m (544ft)
Max. Elevation 240m (787ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 182m (596ft)
Devil's Bridge
Aberffrwd, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, Wales
Distance 6.40km
Duration ~1:45h
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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Take the steam train to Devil's Bridge.
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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
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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
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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
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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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