You enter the gorge at the top by the three Devils bridges, and through the trees you can hear the roaring of the falls and see the valleys below.
Finally, after walking down the slippy, leaf-strewn path, we were rewarded with our first view of the falls. looking so beautiful surrounded by trees in their autumn colour.
A hair-pin bend in the path brought us to the top of a terrifying section of the descent; Jacob's ladder. Here the 100 steps fell away below us so steeply, that safety barriers had been placed at 90 degrees to the path to prevent falls.
I was so glad to get to the bottom of the steps which seemed to go on for ever!
Finally we reached the valley bottom, time to cross the Rheidol using this little cast iron bridge. Kev and I found ourselves wondering how on earth they had got it to this remote spot.
Reaching the bottom of the gorge meant only one thing; we had now to climb out of it! The way up was steep and pretty relentless, but took us very close to the falls, near enough to take more photos, and even a bit of video.
This is the Devil's cauldron, a bowl naturally worn from the rock by the movement of the water.
Love a bit of geology!!