Devils Bridge Waterfalls and nature trail is in Aberystwyth Wales.
There are three famous bridges, one built on top of the other. The lowest is the Devil’s bridge, a simple stone arch which, despite its name, is thought to have been made by the monks of Strata Florida abbey, for it lies on the route between their former hospices for travellers at Ysbyty Ystwyth and Ysbyty Cynfyn (near Parson’s Bridge). The river itself also takes its name from the holy men, mynach being Welsh for monk.
The middle bridge was built about 1708 and has a fine iron balustrade. The topmost iron bridge was provided by Cardiganshire County Council at the beginning of the 20th cen- tury and was strengthened by the insertion of deep girders beneath it in 1971-72. Dyfed C.C. replaced the Victorian parapets with a similar design in 1983.
The waterfalls were stunning and the walk satisfied my moss and slate addiction. At one point you delve down 300 feet into the gorge down some steps called Jacob's ladder, they are not for the fainthearted but the views are well worth it.
A lovely walk on an autumn day.
I would love to go into the gorge when it is freezing with icicles and frozen water, however given the steepness of some parts I'm not sure you would ever come out alive!