image for Walking Route item typeBorth-Pontrhydfendigaid Linear Trail Section 5 at Devil's Bridge / Pontarfynach

Devil's Bridge

Devil's Bridge

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Distance & time: 2.5km (1.6 miles); 1 hour.
Terrain: Gentle rising tarmac country lane. Gravel track and open fields on to the Ystwyth Trail.
Suitable for: Suitable for walkers, horseriders and cyclists.
Grade: This is a grade C walk graded according to the following criteria:
C Easy: Ability to walk on rough terrain for up to 2 hours with a light rucksack
Start: Pontrhydfendigaid SN 730 668
Finish: Ystwyth Trail on Cors Caron National Nature Reserve
Refreshments: Pontrhydfendigaid
Public Toilets: Pontrhydfendigaid (Maesllyn, southbound on Ystwyth Trail)
Public transport: Traveline Cymru on 0870 608 2608.
Maps: OS Landranger 135 Aberystwyth & Machynlleth. OS Explorer Map 187 Llandovery.

This is a linear walk of 2.5km (1.6 miles) lasting 1 hour. The route involves a gentle rising tarmac country lane leading to a gravel track and it then leads through a short section of boggy terrain onto the Ystwyth Trail. The route is suitable for walkers, horseriders and cyclists and is a grade C walk calling for the ability to walk on rough terrain carrying a light rucksack for up to 2 hours.



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Map reference: SN 739768  Lat: 52.37490 Long: -3.85359

Devil's Bridge is located on the A4120 (Aberystwyth - Ponterwyd) road. It is in close proximity to the A44 (from the east) and the A487 coast road at Aberystwyth.
The nearest mainline railway station is at Aberystwyth; however the Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge railway terminates in Devil's Bridge.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 12 miles from Aberystwyth station

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