Map: Landranger 135 or Pathfinder 926 and 947 Distance 15.2 miles
Description Devils bridge and waterfall are well worth a visit and Aberystwyth Arts Centre has a great cafe overlooking Cardigan Bay for the start of your cycle.
Images Aberystwyth Town
Plas Crug Avenue Gate, proceed down cycle path, Turn
right at small roundabout [i.e. going between
Plas Grug School and Aberystwyth Rugby Club] Cross
the railway lines taking care to look both
ways, cross Boulevard St Brieuc at
Pelican Crossing. Proceed along cycle path to A4120.
Just before main road turn
right to take cycle path under Pen y Bont
Bridge. Proceed alongside Afon Rheidol.Cross
new cycle / pedestrian bridge over river. Follow
cycle path around cricket ground.
1.6 Cricket Club Gate. Go along the lane past water works and along service road to main part of Glanyrafon industrial estate.
2.4 Give way [T-junction] Turn left, towards main road
2.6 Turn right along riverside path. Dont cross the river.
2.9 Cross over narrow guage Vale of Rheidol railway line at non-vehicle level crossing, rejoin road, face left, then take the left fork [start of back road to Capel Bangor]
5.3 Cross railway at Rhiwarthen Uchaf level crossing, go over river bridge and proceed to Capel Bangor Village.
5.8 Give Way [T-junction at top of steep climb] Turn right onto main road A44 for a short distance.
6.0 Turn right onto minor road, [Tynllidiart Arms PH on left]
6.1 Turn right onto Cwm Rheidol road
8.9 Cwm Rheidol village sign
9.1 Turn right signposted Aberffrwd at Felin Newydd Cottage. [Detour here possible to Cwm Rheidol Hydro-Electric Power Station and vistor centre whith refreshments]
9.7 Turn left signposted Aberffrwd, up steep hill
9.9 Cross over railway again
11.2 Give way [T-junction at main road A4120] Turn left signposted Devil's Bridge
11.9 Turn right, signposted Trisant
12.7 Turn left at 'Plynlimon View' cottage
13.4 Give way [T-junction] Turn left, with graveyard on left.
14.3 Pass village sign 'Pontarfynach / Devil's Bridge' Carry on.
14.5 Give way [T-junction] Turn left onto B4343, signposted Devil's Bridge
14.8 Give way [T-junction] Turn right onto A412- signposted Ponterwyd
15.2 In Devil's Bridge. Arrive at junction with B4574 to Cwmystwyth. [Sustrans route 8]
The wild life, flora and fauna of Cardiganshire Coast and Country are truly remarkable. Red Kites and Buzzards soar above whilst Dolphins and seals swim in the bay. Otters rare orchids and hundreds of other plants, birds and animals are all here of you to experience and enjoy.