Twelve miles inland from the coastal town of Aberystwyth, you will find the small tourist village of Devils Bridge. The Woodlands is based close to the village and many of its nearby attractions – you can buy local maps in many outlets here. There is very limited public transport in the village with a limited bus service running on certain weekdays only that must be pre-booked – call this number for more information and to book 01970 633555.
If you turn left as you leave The Woodlands, you will find the world-famous Devils Bridge Falls which have been attracting visitors since the 18th century and feature three bridges each built on top of one another and a 300ft waterfall. it’s worth a visit and is a fantastic photo opportunity. Across the top bridge you will find the Hafod Arms Hotel and Public House (www.thehafod.co.uk) where you can indulge in quality, homemade food and a few drinks throughout the day. On the first Wednesday of every month they have jamming music session and there is a monthly Friday night pub quiz.
Indulge in a nostalgic journey which winds its way through Wales’ most beautiful scenery, the trip through the countryside is not to be missed and takes just an hour. Alternatively, you could do a little trainspotting from the platform itself. Do check the timetable before planning your journey, at off peak times the train is limited with only one departure from Devil’s Bridge and a short turnaround of 30 minutes in Aberystwyth before the only return train back to the village.
Y Caban is an ice cream parlour and chocolate shop. Watch the professional Chocolatiers turn molten belgian Chocolate into a range of exquisite products.
Devils Bridge are proud members of the Walkers are Welcome Scheme, so if you’re an avid walker visiting mid-Wales, this is the place to be.
On the last Sunday of every month there is an organised walk from a local starting point. Everyone is welcome (a small charge may apply to non members)
PLACES FOR WALKS AND SCENIC DRIVES
Elan Valley is an inspiring area of beauty which stretches across 72 square miles of historic landscape featuring a variety of wildlife. Combine Victorian engineering, breath-taking scenery, nature trails and reservoirs for a wonderful day out in the great outdoors.
Here you will come across a Visitor Centre and restaurant, a perfect rest-stop after a lakeside walk.
Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian – Ponterwyd. 3 miles away
Famous for its Red Kite feeding at 3pm every day, various walks and mountain bike trails. There is also a Visitor Centre and lovely café.
The Hafod Estate – 4 miles away
200 hectares of the Ystwyth valley and the nearby hills comprise the Hafod Estate, one of Europe’s finest examples of a picturesque landscape.
The coastal path runs along the coastal headland from Aberystwyth to Borth and beyond, featuring many perfect photo spots.
Aberaeron town. A beautiful place to visit by car with scenic coastal views. Enjoy Honey ice cream on the harbour, various delightful shops and join the coastal path for a short walk.
PLACES TO SEE & ATTRACTIONS
A unique experience which is fun for all the family, the Silver Mountain Experience features a mining museum with daily mining tours, interactive experiences, a gift shop and café.
Get collected from the campsite and be chauffeured by your guide in style and comfort and enjoy the wild tranquility of some of the most stunning scenery in the uk
The visitor centre features an exhibition, video room and cafeteria. FREE ENTRY
Here you’ll meet hundreds of multi-coloured butterflies, giant caterpillars, peculiar insects and an extensive collection of rare and endangered plants. The magnificent Rheidol Valley is the setting for woodland walks and features glorious waterfalls.
For spectacular, uninterrupted views of Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay travel by train on the longest electric cliff railway in Britain which has been transporting passengers to the summit of Constitution Hill since 1896.
King Arthur’s Labyrinth – nr Machynlleth
SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
The centre features full-size floodlit riding arenas, a show jumping and cross-country course or you can even trek or hack around the Rheidol Valley.
Aberystwyth Golf Club 10% Discount off the Green Fees if you mention that you are staying at The Woodlands, Devil’s Bridge. Please book in advance and quote TCT member offer Tel: 01970 615104
The golf club is set within 40 acres of stunning, panoramic landscape overlooking the spectacular Rheidol Valley.
Fishing – Various stocked lakes and rivers Tel 01970611200 for information. Permits are for sale in the local petrol station 3 miles away.
CULTURE AND ARTS
Widely regarded as one of the great libraries of the world, it hosts regular art exhibitions and events of all kinds.
This award-winning arts centre is the largest of its kind in Wales, widely recognised as a leading arts venue. Arts, performance events and activities are a regular occurrence here.
Rhiannon Welsh Gold and Craft Centre and Art Gallery – in Tregaron
Llanerchaeron – Our nearest National trust house & garden. Near Aberaeron
For more ideas, why not visit the Pentir Pumlumon Tourism website
PLACES TO EAT
Within Walking distance:
The Woodlands tearooms
The Hafod Hotel
The Two Hoots cafe
Within 6 miles
The George Borrow Pub – Ponterwyd
Red Kite Cafe – Nr Ponterwyd
The Halfway Inn – Pisgah
Y FFarmers – Llanfihangel Y Creuddyn
Within 10 miles
The Druid – Goginan
Tynllidiart – Capel Bangor
Y Talbot – Tregaron
The Black Lion – Tal y bont
The Elan Valley Hotel – Rhyader
The Harbourmaster – Aberaeron
Hive on the Quay – Aberaeron
“If all future sites we visit are as good as Woodlands then life will be perfect thanks for a great time”