There are a number of public footpaths through the reserve that
allow visitors to appreciate the plants and animals of the woodland
and the exciting landscape in which they are set.
OS Landranger 135
OS Explorer 213
Devil’s Bridge Grid Ref: SN741770
Please keep to these paths as the steep terrain and past mining
activity on the site makes it very hazardous in places.
At Devil’s Bridge you can get great views of the gorge and
woodland by visiting the Waterfalls Walk. The walk is privately run
and there’s an admission charge.
North of Devil’s Bridge the valley is a steep sided gorge
through which the river Rheidol rushes.
Photo by Mike
Follow the river’s path and you’ll
see it turns to the west at Devil’s Bridge before entering a ‘U’
shaped valley formed by glacial action during the last Ice Age,
12,000 years ago.
At this point, the river takes on a
more leisurely pace as it meanders to the sea at Aberystwyth.