Devil’s bridge falls

(Rhaeadr Mynach, Mynach falls)

Devil's bridge falls - Rhaeadr MynachThe Devil’s bridge falls, also knowns ad Mynach falls (in Welsh Rhaeadr Mynach), is a 90 meter high waterfall in the river Mynach plunging down over 5 steps. The waterfalls are located at Devil’s bridge, south of Ponterwyd in Mid Wales (United Kingdom).

In the summer of 2023 we decided to visit the Devil’s bridge falls. Driving on the A44 from Aberystwyth to Ponterwyd, take a right turn  to Devil’s bridge (A4120) at Ponterwyd. The road crosses the river Mynach and there is a free car park after the bridge. In summertime it can be crowded at the carpark and we had the last parking spot. From the parking just cross the road to go to the entrance of the waterfall walk.

 You have to pay an admission of £4.50 (summer 2023). For the current prices and opening hours, visit the official website of the Devil’s bridge falls. The bridge and the waterfall are an attraction and a roundtrip along the trail (Devil’s bridge falls/Devil’s punch bowl waterfall) takes about 45 minutes and isn’t very difficult. From the entrance the trail descends to the bottom of the Devil’s bridge falls. Here you can see all drops of the waterfall. After crossing the river Mynach the path ascends back to the top. The views at this part of the walk are amazing. Unfortunately for us it started raining. After exiting the trail you walk back to the river where you see the upper part of the Devil’s bridge falls. 

After exiting the trail you walk back to the river where you see the upper part of the Devil’s bridge falls. Actually there are two waterfalls: the upper part is called Mynach falls (north of the bridge) and the Devil’s bridge falls south of the bridge.

I liked the waterfalls very much although it sometimes rained a little. The river Mynach plunges down over 90 meter and sometimes this was very impressive to see. There are so many good viewing point that I took so many pictures… 

There is a cafe, tourist shop and toilets at the Devil’s bridge falls. The walk is also suitable for children.

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About Devil’s bridge falls

CountryWaterfalls in United Kingdom
LocationDevil's Bridge, Ceredigion
Best visitAfter heavy rainfall

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