Route information (Section of Ystwyth Trail)
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.
Distances on the left are approximate in miles.
0.0. Aberystwyth Town Leave 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]