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 known 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 Cwm 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 halfway point in Capel Bangor, there is a pub and a shop just up the main road to your right where you could call in for refreshments.
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!!

Local Events & Things to do

Aberystwyth Farmers Market – is held on Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month.

Drive a steam engine at Devil’s Bridge this summer at the Vale of Rheidol Railway. On yellow and green timetable days, 22nd July to 29th August 2024. Realise those childhood dreams and have a go at driving a steam locomotive! Tickets for the experience can be purchased on the day from Devil’s Bridge Booking Office.

The Royal Welsh Show. 22nd-25th July 2024 Builth Wells. The most prestigious events of its type in Europe, bringing together the farming industry and rural community in a celebration of the best of British Agriculture.

Lampeter Food Festival:  Saturday, 27 July 2024 The campus of University of Wales Trinity St David’s is the lovely setting for the Lampeter Food Festival. 

Dam Open Days Elan Valley. 30 Jul – 27 Aug These short self-guided tours are a perfect addition to your day’s itinerary at Elan Valley. Walk through the dam at your own pace, before emerging onto the central platform where you’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Aberystwyth Street Food Festival: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 August 2024 The Street food Warehouse roadshow rolls into town for a week end of tasty treats inspired by the cuisines from all over the word. This is at Aberystwyth Marina.

The Big Tribute Festival Aberystwyth 23rd-25th August 2024 By using the finest tribute bands available, The Big Tribute delivers an affordable, accessible and great value weekend festival experience.

The BRAND NEW Truckfest Wales comes to the Royal Welsh Showground on 24th & 25th August 2024.

FIA EUROPEAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP For any ticketing queries please email [email protected]

International Antiques & Collectors Fair of Wales. 7 Sept 2024 – 8 Sept 2024. With up to 1,000 stands the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground at Builth Wells in MId Wales, turns into a festival of Antiques.  The International Antique Home & Vintage Fair of Wales is a 2-day event and one of the largest Antique Fairs in the country, with a wide selection of Antiques, Retro and Vintage items there is something here for everyone.

The Comedy Festival attracts thousands of fans of stand-up comedy to Aberystwyth on 4 Oct – 6 Oct 2024. The festival is made up of approximately 100 performances held in various locations in Aberystwyth. Each show has its own capacity depending on the size of the room which range from 50 – 900 seats. The majority of which are spread along the seafront, but with a cluster in the Arts Centre on the University Campus.

You only buy a ticket for the show(s) you want to see, allowing you to go and watch as much or as little as you want across the weekend.

The festival welcomes people of all ages with performances for all age groups as well as live music and theatre.


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