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Car Trail:Rhayader to Devil's Bridge Scenic Driving Route at Rhaeadr Gwy | Rhayader

Car Trail, free entry

Rhayader to Devil's Bridge Mountain Road

Rhayader to Devil's Bridge Mountain Road

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Described by the AA as “one of the 10 best scenic drives in the world”, expect spectacular scenery as you travel the watershed of the Cambrian Mountains. En route, you will pass the fabulous Elan valley reservoirs with its dramatic lakes and dams, the Cwmystwyth mine workings which are arguably one of the most important historical mining areas in Wales.and you will be sure to see the magnificent red kites which soar above this mountain route.

Leaving Rhayader, the B4518 route links the Elan Valley dams and upwards across the central Cambrian Mountains before desending to Cwmystwyth. From there take follow the B4574 to Devil's Bridge where you can travel on to the university town of Aberystwyth on the Mid Wales coast.


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Map reference: SN 971679  Lat: 52.30034 Long: -3.51030

By Car: Main A470 from north or south Wales and A44 from Leominster

Public Transport Information -

Accessible by Public Transport: 11 miles from Llandrindod station