image for Walking Route item typeYstwyth Gorge Walk at Hafod Estate / Hafod Uchtryd

Hafod Estate / Hafod Uchtryd

Hafod Estate / Hafod Uchtryd

Hafod Estate / Hafod Uchtryd

Walking Route, free entry


This spectacular route takes the walker on a long, narrow loop up one side of the Ystwyth gorge and down the other. It connects with both the lady's and Gentleman's Walks and can be walked as an addition to either.

Despite the dramatic scenery along the walk, the gradients are relatively gentle, but it is not a route suitable for those who dislike steep drops beside the path. The focal point of the Ystwyth Gorge walk is the Chain bridge and the nearby Gothic Arcade – a ruined stone arch that overlooks the bridge and a bend in the river with remarkable rock formations.

Access: Hafod Car Park

Duration: 1hour

Miles: 1

Facilities for groupsAccepts groups

Open all the time


Free entry



Plan route to Hafod Estate / Hafod Uchtryd using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 759733  Lat: 52.34368 Long: -3.82314

From the Hafod Arms Hotel in Devil's Bridge take the B4574 to Cwmystwyth. Pass the The Arch car park and proceed downhill. Turn right shortly after passing the "Cwmystwyth" sign. Go past ADAS Pwllpeiran and proceed to a T junction and turn right. Pass Hafod Church and turn left into Hafod Car Park.

From Pontrhydygroes proceed north on the B4343 and turn right onto the B4574 towards Cwmystwyth when you see the Forestry Commission Hafod sign. Proceed along this road for 1 mile. The Hafod Car Park is on the right hand side.
Cwmystwyth is the nearest town or village.OS Grid Reference: SN 768 737

Public transport: Hafod is 3 ½ miles (5.5 km) from the Devil's Bridge terminus of the Vale of Rheidol Railway (no service in winter).

Various cycle routes pass close to the estate: NCN route 81, Lon Cambria and Lon Teifi.

Parking: free


  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
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