Dot & Chris Tyler
Penyrallt Uchaf Farm, Crymych, Pembrokeshire, SA41 3RT
Tel: 01239 831282
Ideally suited for exploring the North Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coastlines, we are well situated to provide easy access to all that the region has to offer. With so much to do for both children and adults, it is no wonder that so many choose to visit the area, whether for a couple of days, or a couple of weeks. If you’ve never visited this spectacularly beautiful corner of Wales, here are a few things our area has to offer:
The nearby coast offers a beautiful and diverse collection of beaches, ranging from small coves enclosed by steep limestone cliffs, to wide, sandy expanses that sweep into the distance. Pembrokeshire itself boasts a collection of some of the best beaches in the UK, which have received more seaside awards than those in any other county (click here to view a collection of images of these wonderful beaches (www.visitpembrokeshire.com/content.asp?nav=27).
Southwest Wales is also known for its fine surf and is home to the Welsh National Surfing Championships. Check out the Surf Report and Beach Guides at the BBC website below:
Celtic Quest Coasteering (CQC) is a mobile activity provider offering safe, guided exploration of the Pembrokeshire coast, the home and premier location for Catering.
Southwest Wales is a paradise for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers, with its wide variety of habitats, from upland moor to tidal estuary, the region hosts a plethora of animals including grey seals, manx shearwaters, bottle nosed dolphins, and gannets. You may even be lucky enough to see a rare sighting of one of the whales that occasionally visit the coast. More information regarding the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation can be found at: www.cardiganbaysac.org.uk.
What better way to enjoy all of the wildlife and scenery that the area has to offer than to walk its coastal paths and along its steep hedgerows? Traveling on established footpaths, some dating back thousands of years, you can’t fail to be taken in by the stunning scenery and amazing vistas. Explore over 1000 kilometres of footpaths and bridleways that wind there way along rugged cliff tops, through wooded estuaries, and over craggy hills throughout Britain’s only true coastal national park. In particular the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a spectacular National Trail that stretches 299km from St. Dogmaels to Amroth and incorporates
If you’d like to go a little faster, the area provides cycling opportunities for all levels of ability. Bring your own bike or rent one from one of the numerous local bike shops. Whether you want to tour the coast and quiet country roads or tackle the trails on a mountain bike, there is plenty to offer individuals and whole families. There are so many options available for cyclists in the area that there are numerous websites devoted to the local resources:
Known not just for the region’s outstanding natural beauty, this sleepy corner of Wales boasts an abundance of ruins and relics from a bygone age. These remnants, castles, mills, palaces, farms, churches, and cathedrals, as well as stone circles, earthen forts, roundhouses, and burial chambers, tell the story of life in Wales in an interesting and sometimes interactive manner. For instance, located just a few miles away is Castel Henlys: www.castellhenllys.com/, a reconstructed Iron Age fort that was the exclusive setting for the filming of the BBC series “Surviving the Iron Age” .Guided tours are available, as are interactive activities, which include skills from the past, living in a roundhouse, and special Celtic Iron Age activities for children. If the Iron Age is not for you, perhaps you’d enjoy a visit to the ruined abbey at St. Dogmaels: www.stdogmaelsabbey.org.uk/ or the fabulous Bishop’s Palace and Cathedral at St Davids, Britain’s smallest city: www.castlewales.com/sdbishop.html or instead Carew Tidal Mill, Wales’ only restored tidal mill: www.carewcastle.com/ .
This is just a tiny selection of the myriad of historic and prehistoric sites and structures that dot the hillsides, valleys, and coastlines. There is sure to be something to appeal to everyone!
If you’re looking for a little more excitement and fun for all the family, Oakwood Theme Park isn’t far away. The park offers both family and thrill rides and includes Megaphobia, which was voted Best Wooden Roller Coast in the World by Coaster Enthusiasts: www.oakwoodthemepark.co.uk.
.You could also visit Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, winner of the best family day out in Wales. www.folly-
For those looking for a more natural high, the Pembrokeshire coastline is known for it’s superb sea cliff climbing areas. The limestone cliffs are also said to have the exceptional ability to trap the sun and provide great climbing conditions when other climbing areas might be closed. There are a number of different companies that offer equipment and lessons based in the vicinity of St Davids.