More leisurely progress through the countryside is offered by the Vale of Rheidol railway. Between mid-April and late October renovated, early 20th century steam locomotives run between Aberystwyth and the nearby village of Devil’s Bridge, covering the 12 mile trip in around an hour. The journey covers a height difference of over 650 ft and affords superb views of the valley. This is a ‘not to be missed’ outing for the whole family. You can also step off at recently renovated stations en route and enjoy superb walks.