Craig and Aimee of Kinging-It take a week-long tour of The Coastal Way, from Llŷn to Pembrokeshire.
About Devil's Bridge Waterfalls & Nature Trail
The 300 ft waterfalls have attracted many thousands of visitors since the 18th century, including William Wordsworth who wrote about the “Torrent at the Devil’s Bridge”. Today, Devil's Bridge Falls Nature Trail provides a unique opportunity to see this great natural feature in the Mynych (translates as the 'Monks River'), a tributary of the larger Rheidol River, which runs in a deep, wooded valley towards Aberystwyth and the Cardigan Bay coast.
According to legend, the original Devil’s Bridge was built by the Devil himself. He constructed the bridge for a little old lady in exchange for her soul, or the soul of the first person to cross....
The Devil's Bridge Fall Nature Trail take approximately 45 mins and is a circular walk that takes you deep into the wooded gorge with spectacular views of the 300ft Mynach Waterfalls. The shorter '3 Bridges & Punchbowl trail will take approximately 10 minutes. These walks are challenging and consists of many steep steps.
Technically, Devil's Bridge waterfalls can be classified as a segmented or tiered falls with five major drops and intervening cascades add up to a 91 m total drop, which is among the highest in Wales.
Devil's Bridge Falls is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (S.S.S.I) and is home to many types of mosses and lichens. It is also an excellent example of an ancient Sessile Oak woodland. A guide book indicating interesting aspects of the area is on sale at the entrance kiosk when attendant is on duty.
DEVIL'S BRIDGE FALLS NATURE TRAIL
Take a 45 minute walk along the Devil's Bridge Falls nature trail and see the spectacular waterfalls and the view of the 3 bridges, built one on top of the other, which span the breathtaking woodland gorge.
Whilst catching your breath at the end of your walk, take time to use the Free Viewing Telescope. Enjoy a close up view of the Gyfarllwyd Falls on the Rheidol river, the surrounding woodland and distant Cambrian Mountains or a Red Kite soaring high above. The exit is opposite the Hafod Hotel.
Please note that this is a challenging walk and sensible shoes must be worn. The walk contains many steep steps and so is not suitable for everyone.
DEVIL'S BRIDGE SHORT WALK - 3 BRIDGES AND DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL
View the 3 bridges and the 'Devil's Punchbowl' on the shorter 10 minute walk.
The walk includes a descent down to the river to view the punchbowl. Here you can see how the force of the river Mynach has carved beautiful, large pot holes into the rock. From this view point the Three Bridges built one on top of the other tower overhead and are an awesome sight.
Use the U-turn box to listen to the story of the legend of how an old lady outwitted the Devil to save her cow. Which is how Devils Bridge got it's name. Hear some traditional Welsh harp music or select the information about the history of our area.
Tearooms & Gift shop are at entrance to the walks and are open from Mid Spring to October. Please note that dogs must be kept on the lead. If your dog is large then it may struggle to enter through the turnstile with you. The steep steps are also difficult for dogs with short legs and you may end up having to carry your pet.
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