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!!
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/
27th Aug 2017 – Fun Table Tennis competition – anyone can enter, all levels welcome.
Local Events & Things to do
21st – 5th Aug – Aradgoch Far Old Line Festival, Aberystwyth – lots of theatre, street performances, music and arts for all the family on the promenade and around the north beach or bandstand including circus workshops, flag making, chalk art, folk music, giant castles on the beach, story telling and much more. Click on the link for the full programme.
7th – 12th Aug – Radical Craft’s Summer Crafts Week, drop into the gallery 12 – 3pm to have a go at making something. Donations welcome, no need to book.
13th Aug – Sea to Shore Food Festival, Aberystwyth
19th Aug – Fun on the Prom, Aberystwyth
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
“If all future sites we visit are as good as Woodlands then life will be perfect thanks for a great time”