Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach) sits above the confluence of the Rheidol and Mynach rivers in Ceredigion, West Wales. It is a peaceful village just 12 miles inland from the town of Aberystwyth and the west coast of Wales. The village is set in beautiful yet rugged countryside and is most famous for the waterfalls and the eponymous bridge, which is in fact three bridges one on top of another. Devil's Bridge is also the eastern terminus of the Vale of Rheidol steam railway that puffs its way up and down the Rheidol Valley (Cwm Rheidol) from Aberystwyth. The village is known in Welsh as Pontarfynach - 'The Bridge Over the Mynach River' but Devil's Bridge is the term most widely used.
My wife Eira Wyn and I arrived at Devil's Bridge by the back door, which is via the A4120 and the A44 from Mid Wales. We parked near to the bridge and paid a few bob to pass through a turnstile and descend some steep stone steps to enable a better view of the Three Bridges, the Chasm, and what is known as the Devil's Punchbowl or Cauldron. You will know why it is called a cauldron when you see it. ....
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