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. Swing by reception just before 4pm to collect your chocolate egg and spoon. Open to all campers and caravan owners staying at Woodlands.
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 Facebook page
30th May at Woodlands Tearooms from 7pm BINGO Night Noson BINGO Free raffle ticket for every child. Croeso i bawb ~ All Welcome
17th June Sunday – Orienteering straight from the park. Dogs permitted. Start from 10am to 11.30am finish by 1.30pm Beginners to Experienced welcome. Adults £7.00 Juniors £3.00
26th Aug 2018 – 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.
19th – 29th May – Aberystwyth Cycle Festival 21st Summit Cycles MTB Social Ride – 26th May conquer the cliff Downhill – 28th Sustrans Family Ride – 28th Hill Climb Knockout Cup – more info here
31st May – Fire in the Mountain Local music festival, more info here
2nd June – The Big Welsh Walk various lengths, guided or self guided walks starting from Devil’s Bridge from 8am. More info here
9th June – Aberystwyth Agriculture show
24th July to September 2nd Bushcraft & Backwoods Cooking at www.silvermountainexperience.co.uk/events
4th August – Jazz night at the Hafod Hotel and trip on the Vale of Rheidol www.rheidolrailway.co.uk
18th – 31st October ( Selected Dates ) – Terror Mountain Halloween event terrormountain.co.uk for details.
29th, 30th 31st October – Halloween Ghost 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”