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 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!!
4th & 5th May 2019 – Red Kite Challenge. Enter or just watch the competitors start and finish their 1/2 marathon and 10km. Races start straight from 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 Facebook page
25th Aug 2019 – Fun Table Tennis competition – anyone can enter, all levels welcome.
Local Events & Things to do
Aberystwyth Farmers Market – is held on North Parade, Aberystwyth, every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month 10am – 2pm.
18th – 27th May – Aberystwyth Cycle Festival – Celebration of cycling- more info here
26th May – The Hicksters – Live music at The Castle Hotel Aberystwyth from 6pm Free entry. Our favourite local band.
27th May – Synod Inn Trotting races – First race 1:30pm. Rhydlydan Farm, Talgarreg, Synod Inn, SA44 4XD
27th-30th May – Vale of Rheidol railway driver for a fiver. Have a go at driving a steam locomotive. www.rheidolrailway.co.uk
31st May – Fire in the Mountain – Local music festival, more info here
8th June – Aberystwyth Agriculture show www.aberystwythshow.com
8th June – Aberystwyth Plant fair
15th June & 22nd June – BRYNGWYN (SY23 4EE) Wild Medow Walk £3.50 for charity
29th & 30th June – Dog show – Heel work to music from 9 am at Aberystwyth Leisure center. FREE entry to watch (Sorry no non competing dogs allowed)
6th & 7th July – Clwb Trotian Tregaron Trotting club festival of harness racing – First race 2pm. Dolyrychain, Pontrhydfendigaid, Ystrad Meurig, SY25 6EL
7th July – Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival at Aberaeron 11am to 4pm
15th July – 29th August – Driver for a fiver www.rheidolrailway.co.uk
19th – 21st July – Street food festival. Aber Marina – Street food warehouse. www.wherecanwego.com
3rd August – Capel Bangor & District show – Dressage, horticultural produce & a parade of vintage and classic vehicles. Caeau Maesbangor Fields, Capel Bangor, SY23 3LZ www.capelbangorshow.co.uk
4th August – Cneifio Bont shears. Over £1,200 prize money. Starts at 9am Pafiliwn Pantyfedwen, Ponthrhydfendigaid, SY25 6BB
10th August – Sioe Llanilar show. Judging starts at 9am. Castle hill field, Llanilar, near Aberystwyth, Sy23 4pa. www. sioellanilarshow.co.uk
11th August – Festival of Welsh ponies & cobs. Starting at 2pm. Cae Sgwar Aberaeron square field, Aberaeron, SA46 0AQ 07971546716
14th and 15th September – Steam festival railway www.rheidolrailway.co.uk
29th, 30th 31st October – Halloween Ghost Train www.rheidolrailway.co.uk
1st November – Monster ball. Spooky train ride and ball at the Hafod hotel. 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”