THINGS TO DO
PLACES TO GO EAT, DRINK & SEE
Places To Go
OUT & ABOUT ACTIVITIES
You are never far from stunning views. Be it out walking, or mountain biking, there is something for everyone to do locally. Further afield, all about an hour’s scenic drive, are the Pembrokeshire coast, the Black Mountain, Brecon Beacons National Park and the Glorious Gower Peninsular.
From a field right on the doorstep, there is a beautiful walk of around three miles which follows along the river Teifi and up to Llanllwni Parish Church. The 16th century church is grade 2 listed and has a beautiful tower. Services on Sundays are given in both Welsh and English.
A short drive, or approximately a one hour walk, will take you up to the nearby mountains of mynydd Llanllwni, mynydd Pencarreg and mynydd Llanybydder, where you can find breathtaking views of the mountains, have beautiful walks and miles of tracks for cycling.
Also close by is the Brechfa forest offering further walks and cycling opportunities. The Brechfa mountain bike trails offer something for cyclists of all abilities, from novice to the more advanced riders. See here for further details.
If your passion is fishing, then the magnificent river Teifi will not disappoint. Known as the Queen of Game Fishing Rivers it is both wild and beautiful, with the opportunity to fish for salmon, trout and sea trout. Details of how to book can be found here or you can email them at LlandysulAngling@gmail.com.
Kayaking, white water experience, rock climbing, river swims, abseiling all available through Llandysul Paddlers in nearby Llandysul.
EXPLORE THE LOCAL AREA
Llanllwni also has a village store/post office where you can get most of the provisions required on a daily basis. Try their bacon, it is yummy.
Nearby Llanybydder, approximately four miles away, has two well stocked convenience stores, a Nisa and a Londis.
A twenty minute scenic drive north along the A485 takes you to Lampeter, Wales’s oldest University Town. Here you will find a charming array of family owned and run shops with friendly service and smiles. There is a butchers, bakers, plenty of cafes including The Mulberry Bush wholefood, vegetarian café. There are four high street banks and plenty of shops to browse offering Welsh local produce, crafts and arts. The town is also serviced by a Co-op and a Sainsbury store.
Just outside of town you can visit Watson and Pratts, a farm shop which we do highly recommend. You only have to peek at their website to see what amazing produce they offer.
A thirty minute drive south on the A485, or you could take the beautiful scenic route through Pencader, Dulgran and Llanpumsaint, you arrive in Carmarthen, the County town of Carmarthenshire. Here you can find many of the high street brand named shops. There is also a covered market which has been around for nearly 800 years. Here you can browse and buy a vast assortment of goodies, from locally cured meats, fruit and veg, delicious pies and cheeses to jewellery, arts and crafts, the list goes on and on. Take a peek for yourselves here.
EATING & IMIBIBING
We can highly recommend the following local pub and restaurant.
In the village of Llanllwni, one and a half miles from the camp site, you will receive a warm welcome from James and Nia at the Tafarn Y Talardd, along with real ales and great home cooking. Find them on Facebook here.
The Belle Vue in Llanllwni village is our local restaurant, again about one and a half miles away, and again a warm welcome will be offered by Andy and Sue. They provide ethically sourced ingredients in their delicious food and promote local Welsh products. Visit their website for more information, or find them on Facebook here.
OTHER THINGS TO DO NOT TOO FAR AFIELD
In nearby Llanpumsaint, there is the beautiful monastery, ashram and hospice of Skanda Vale. A sanctuary for all life and a place for genuine pilgrims to enhance their spiritual experience. See here for further details.
A visit to the New Quay Honey Farm is a must.
There is a lovely tearoom, shop, and meadery in addition to a fascinating exhibition of bees behind glass. Also there on a regular basis are the New Quay birds of prey where you can meet, up close and personal, the stunning owls and hawks that are handled by Liz and Gary. These meetings do have to be booked in advance. Details can be found here.
Why not take a guided tour, and try your hand at panning for gold at the Dolaucothi Gold Mine. Now owned by the National Trust it dates back 2,000 years to Roman times and is well worth a visit.
Take a trip to The National Wool museum to learn about the history of the industry in Wales.
If cheese hits the spot for you, then Caws Teifi cheese organic farm is the perfect place for you to visit. Award winning cheeses made from locally sourced raw milk.
Just up the road from the camp site you can take a stroll and enjoy a cup of tea at Norwood Gardens. Please check ahead of your visit for opening dates.
For sea side visits Aberaeron, Cardigan Bay is a delightful Georgian town known for its fishing port and pretty painted houses. We recommend a visit to the fishmongers, where you can buy the local catch of the day. He is only open on Thurs, Fri and Sat. and you can find him tucked away behind The Vine on the harbour. There are plenty of lovely restaurants and cafes, and you can take a boat trip out to explore Cardigan Bays marine ecology and heritage coastline.
New Quay is a pretty, popular seaside destination and here you can take a boat trip out to sea to go dolphin spotting, take part in watersports, relax on the blue flag seaside award winning beach and visit the heritage or marine life centre.