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.
WALKS FROM THE CAMPSITE
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).
RHEIDOL CYCLE TRAIL
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!!
1st April 2018 – 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.
5th May 2018 – Red Kite Challenge. Enter or just watch the competitors start and finish their 21km and 10km. Races start at 1pm at the park.
There is also a Red Kite challenge walk starting at 11am; Perfect for campers and caravaners to get involved. Suitable for most abilities.
Junior Races start from the camping field between 11.15pm and 2.15pm
Download and complete an entry form to join in with the race. Details on their face book page Red Kite Challenge – Sialens Y Barcud Coch or http://www.redkite-barcudcoch.org.uk/
26th Aug 2018 – Fun Table Tennis competition – anyone can enter, all levels welcome.
Local Events & Things to do
24th February 2018 Paranormal Investigations 4 miles away at www.silvermountainexperience.co.uk
Sat 17th March – Nant yr Arian Silver Trail Marathon Come and join our inaugural trail event. If you love trail running, this is definitely the event for you! It has plenty of variety: hills; moor; forestry; fields; technical stuff; mud; water; and a lot of fun! visit Clwb Athletau Aberystwyth Athletics Club for details
24th & 25th March – Heritage Weekend (Llywernog:1870) 4 miles away at www.silvermountainexperience.co.uk
26th March – 15th April Easter Extravaganza 4 miles away at www.silvermountainexperience.co.uk
31st May – Fire in the Mountain Local music festival
2nd June Sat – The Big Welsh Walk various length guided or self guided walks starting from Devil’s Bridge from 8am see www.rabblers.org.uk for more details.
Selected dates at the end of October – Terror Mountain at Silver Mountain Experience
26,27 & 28 October – Take a Spooky Trip on the Vale of Rheidol steam train www.rheidolrailway.co.uk
“If all future sites we visit are as good as Woodlands then life will be perfect thanks for a great time”