The Area


Link to a map of the local area showing where the attractions are https://www.thecambrianmountains.co.uk/Discovery/Map


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 school term time weekdays only.

Devils Bridge Falls

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.

Vale of Rheidol Narrow Gauge Steam Train

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.

Sarah’s Chocolate shop

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).

Vale of Rheidol Steam Train Devils Bridge Waterfalls Elan Valley reservoir


Elan Valley Reservoir

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 Ceredigion Coastal Path

Ceredigion coastal path runs for 60 miles and is a very special part of the Welsh Coast Path.  With great views North to Snowdonia and South towards Pembrokeshire the Ceredigion coastal path has a wealth of wildlife, geological and archaeological features along the way. You might enjoy a walk along the path from Aberystwyth to Borth where you can catch a train or bus back to Aberystwyth  There are many perfect photo spots on the way.

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.

Coastal Path Red Kite


The Silver Mountain Experience

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.

Cambrian Safaris

Get collected from the campsite and be chauffeured by your guide in style and comfort and enjoy the wild tranquillity of some of the most stunning scenery in the uk.

E-on Hydro Electric Scheme Visitor Centre – The visitor centre features an exhibition, video room and cafeteria. FREE ENTRY

Magic of Life Butterfly House

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.

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

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.

Strata Florida Abbey

King Arthur’s Labyrinth – nr Machynlleth

Hafod Hotel

View of Aberystwyth from Constitution Hill Ynys Las


Horse Riding at Rheidol Riding Centre

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

Pumlumon Mountain

Dyfi Mountain Biking

Ystwyth Cycle Trail

Fishing – Various stocked lakes and rivers Tel 01970611200 for information. Permits are for sale in the local petrol station 3 miles away.


Aberystwyth National Library of Wales

Widely regarded as one of the great libraries of the world, it hosts regular art exhibitions and events of all kinds.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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

The Commodore Cinema

Ceredigion Museum

The Centre of Alternative Technology

Llanerchaeron – Our nearest National trust house & garden. Near Aberaeron

For more ideas, why not visit the Pentir Pumlumon Tourism website

Mountain Biking at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Pony Trekking at Rheidol Riding Centre


Within Walking distance from the caravan site:

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

In Aberyswyth town 12 miles away


Gwesty Cymru

Little Italy


Nearby Towns

Y Talbot – Tregaron

The Black Lion – Tal y bont

The Elan Valley Hotel – Rhyader

The Harbourmaster – Aberaeron

Hive on the Quay – Aberaeron


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