21 October 2014

Weekend break in Wales, Part 2: Devils Bridge Falls

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FashionFake, Devils Bridge Falls, Weekend away in Wales, UK lifestyle blog, UK travel blog
FashionFake, Devils Bridge Falls, Weekend away in Wales, UK lifestyle blog, UK travel blog
FashionFake, Devils Bridge Falls, Weekend away in Wales, UK lifestyle blog, UK travel blog
FashionFake, Devils Bridge Falls, Weekend away in Wales, UK lifestyle blog, UK travel blog
FashionFake, Devils Bridge Falls, Weekend away in Wales, UK lifestyle blog, UK travel blog
FashionFake, Devils Bridge Falls, Weekend away in Wales, UK lifestyle blog, UK travel blog
FashionFake, Devils Bridge Falls, Weekend away in Wales, UK lifestyle blog, UK travel blog

I have always wanted to go to the Devils Bridge Falls in Ceredigion,Wales so on our trip we saw the perfect opportunity to visit as it was only an hour drive away. I came across the Devils Bridge on Buzzfeed once and then I Googled it to see images and read the legend of the bridge and ever since then I’ve just had the urge to go and see this place in real life.
The Devils Bridge is three old bridges almost built on top of each other, surrounded by hills, forests and beautiful waterfalls. You can do a walk around the whole of the bridge and the falls – but I am warning you now that if you scared of heights it’s probably not the best activity for you to indulge in.
No one told me that the falls are 300ft high – and so is the drop you’re constantly walking next to. We started off walking around the beginning of the forest and it was really stunning around – all the hills and the colours in Autumn are beautiful. You’re given a map at the beginning of the walk and it’s numbered so you know not to miss out on any of the sightseeing points. It was sightseeing point 7 that got me – after coming down the hill slightly, you come to this gorgeous pergola where you can sit and enjoy the view of the tall waterfalls and the scenery is breathtaking. For me, literally breath taking as that is the point where I realised I’m 300ft high with a drop right in front of me. It’s all very safe and the walk is done by children, the elderly and hikers even bring their pets along – but for someone who’s petrified of heights it’s more of a challenge.
I carried on for a little while longer trying to laugh at my fear and also trying to overcome it, but when I got to Jacobs Ladder, which is literally a bunch of high vertical slate steps, I’ve had enough. I really wanted to do the whole walk, but I’m just not ready yet. I saw everything I wanted to see and I experienced something new and pushed myself to do at least half of the walk and next time I know what to expect. Yes, there is a next time as I’m simply not giving up on the whole thing and I’m planning to go back to The Devils Bridge Falls next year to do the whole walk without freaking out too much.
After our walk at the falls, we settled next door at a tea room for a cup of tea and a bacon sandwich before we set off back home.

We had such an incredible time in Wales and we found so many beautiful things to see – I would highly recommend visiting Wales for a week away. I felt like we could have stayed there longer as there was so much to do and we only did one hike out of the suggested four! We will definitely be back to spend more time in Wales and explore more of the beautiful valleys.



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