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Devil’s Bridge

'Devil's Bridge' is actually three stacked bridges spanning the chasm of the churning River Mynach, yards upstream from its confluence with the River Rheidol.
 
The road bridge in front of the Hafod Arms Hotel is the most modern of the three, dating from 1901. Immediately below it, wedged between the rock faces, are the stone bridge from 1753, and, at the bottom, the original bridge, dating from the 11th century and reputedly built by the monks of Santa Florida Abbey.
 
For a remarkable view of the bridges, you enter a turnstile downstream of the bridge and take the slippery steps down to the Punch Bowl, where the water pounds and hurtles through the gap crowned by the bridges.   
 
More dramatic still, the gate on the other side leads west to a path that tumbles down into the valley below the bridges, descending ultimately to the crashing Mynach Falls.
 
Other Activities 
There are numerous other bridleways, walking and biking trails in the Devil's Bridge area, several being waymarked trails developed for public use and provided by Forestry Commission Wales. Just over the hills to the east, are the Hafod Trails leading around what was once the estate of one of Wales' most enlightened "improvers" of his time - Thomas Jones.
 
Also nearby is the Nant Yr Arian Mountain Biking Centre - featuring the Continental Tyres Syfydrin Trail, one of the most scenic wilderness trails in the UK.

Devil’s Bridge Address:
Devils Bridge
Aberystwyth
Dyfed
Wales, UK

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