Things to Do/Events

There are lots of “Things To Do” in and around Devil’s Bridge. We will post a few ideas here but feel free to ask us at reception for ideas and recommendations. Also check out our Blog for ideas from our wardens’ trips on their days off.


Ask at reception for a map for various walks from or near the campsite. You can walk from the camping field up to the top of the mountain overlooking Woodlands, or do the 1 hour ‘Mill’ walk ( Maybe two hours if you stop at The Hafod Pub for a drink on the way past ! ).  Ask us about the lovely circular walking route, also know as the Weatherman Walking route, 6.5miles that goes from Devil’s Bridge through the upper Rheidol Vallery, Ystumtuen and Ysbyty Cynfyn passing by the old mine remains and Parsons Bridge. (A map is available to borrow).


Ride your bike directly from the campsite into Devil’s Bridge and then follow the Rheidol cycle route that starts at the Railway station carpark – click on this link for a map: Rheidol Cycle Trail.  This 15 mile trail leads you along cycle paths and quiet country lanes to Aberystwyth.  Be sure to check your brakes before you descend steeply from the mountain road down into Cwn Rheidol taking care as you cross over the Vale of Rheidol railway line in Aberffrwd.  Enjoy the sights as you cycle through the beautiful valley. At the half way point in Capel Bangor there is a lovely pub called The Tynllidiart Arms (01970 880248). Call in for a drink or lunch.
At the end of the route in Aberystwyth you will have reached the beach by the harbour and castle, where there is a lovely beach hut that sells coffee, ice cream, paninis and baguettes ( Cash only ) . After resting for a while head through town to the Vale of Rheidol Steam Train Station to catch the 2pm train (or the 3.45pm train in high season only) back to Devil’s Bridge.  N.B Double check for carriage space for your bike before you head off to Aberystwyth.  It’s a long trek uphill back to Devil’s Bridge!!

Park Events

16th April 2017 – Our annual Easter Egg and spoon race will be taking place once more.  We hope to start the race at 4.00pm but check the posters around the park nearer the time.

29th April 2017 – Red Kite Challenge.  Watch the competitors start and finish their 21km and 10km race start and finish at the park.  Download and complete an entry form to join in with the race. http://www.redkite-barcudcoch.org.uk/

Local Events & Things to do

27th May Saturday – ABER CYCLEFEST – Downhill Mountain bike race – watch the racers descend down Constitution Hill in Aberystwyth or if you’re brave enough take part http://www.abercyclefest.co.uk/whats-on/downhill/

31st May Wednesday – Music on the train – Vale of Rheidol Railway in Devil’s Bridge

7th June Wednesday – Hafod Hotel  Devil’s Bridge 9.30pm Music Jamming session

10th June Saturday – Aberystwyth Show    Admission £8 adults and £3 for children under 16

17th June Saturday – Aberystwyth Farmers Market. 10am to 4pm

30th June – Llanerchaeron- The Tempest, 7pm, to book call 01545573024

1st July Saturday – Aberystwyth Farmers Market 10am to 4pm

1st July Llanerchaeron National Meadows Day, 11am – 4pm

1st & 2nd July – Aberystwyth Trotting Races  1pm   SY23 2AG

5th July – Hafod Hotel Devil’s Bridge 9.30pm  Music Jamming session

11th July Llanerchaeron Wild Bat Walk 9pm, booking essential call 01545573024

12th July –  Undergraduate Open Days at Aberystwyth University

15th July Saturday – Aberystwyth Farmers Market. 10am to 4pm

22 & 23rd July – Aberaeron Regatta

22nd – 30th July MusicFest Aberystwyth

29th July – Aberystwyth Town Carnival –  Floats and Live music by the harbour.

30th JulyElan Valley classic mini parade with over 200 minis taking part in this event.

1st Aug – Llanerchaeron Wild Bat Walk 9pm, booking essential call 01545573024

6th September Wednesday 9.30pm Hafod Hotel Music Jam session

16th & 17th  September – Devil’s Bridge – Vale of Rheidol Railway – Time Travel with us to the 1920’s & 30’s www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

4th October Wednesday 9.30 pm Hafod Hotel, Devil’s Bridge  –  Music Jam session

8th October –  Devil’s Bridge – Music on the train – www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

Selected dates between 12th Oct & 31st Oct Terror Mountain at Silver Mountain Experience

27,28 & 29 October – Take a Spooky Trip on the train www.rheidolrailway.co.uk