Things To Do

Beaches

Poppit Sands (20 mins)

Poppit Sands along the River Teifi Estuary near Cardigan is a wide open sandy beach backed by dunes. It is one of the most popular in the area and has a café and beach shop. The northern end of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path begins here.

Mwnt (25 mins)

Beautiful sandy cove, spectaular views, sightings of Dolphins

Newport (25 mins)

Large sandy beach with plenty of parking

Tresaith (25 mins)

Lovely sandy beach with waterfall

Penbryn (30 mins)

National Trust beach

Towns and Villages

Cenarth (5 mins )

Cenarth Falls, a series of small waterfalls and pools on the river Teifi and a well known salmon leap. There is also The National Coracle Centre and Flour Mill overlooking the falls, and a number of interesting shops clustered around the old bridge.

Cilgerran (5 mins)

The Welsh Wildlife Centre is located at Cilgerran. From here, an excellent traffic free cycle & walking path takes you to Cardigan along the route of the old Cardi Bach railway. The track takes you through the Teifi marshes where birdwatching hides provide viewpoints for spotting Cetti’s warblers, waders or maybe even otters.

Cardigan (15 mins)

An attractive market town at the north of the Pembrokeshire Peninsula where the Teifi estuary flows into Cardigan Bay. The town has good shopping amenities, state of the art cinema/theatre and leisure centre.

Newcastle Emlyn (15 mins)

Traditional old market town on the meandering River Teifi, with an excellent choice of shops, a weekly live-stock market and the ruins of the only Welsh stone castle in the region, probably founded circa 1240.

Fishguard (30 mins)

Fishing town and ferry port for crossings to Ireland.

Haverfordwest (40 mins)

Principal town in Pembrokeshire.

Carmarthen (40 mins)

Lovely, historic market town.

Tenby (50 mins)

Popular beach resort, excellent shops and trips to Caldy Island.

Activities

Walking

There is a public footpath straight out from Valley View Cotages (so no need to get in the car). There are many beautiful walks in the local surrounding area.

The Preseli Mountains lie in the Pembrokeshire National Park and their highest point is at Foel Cwmcerwyn and is 536 metres (1758 feet) high. There are outcrops of Spotted Dolerite, the same rock that forms the circle of Bluestones at Stonehenge. It is not known whether the stones were transported from here to Stonehenge by glaciers or by man. The mountains are dotted with ancient remains such as hillforts, burial sites and the Celtic Golden Road, the path that crosses the length of the Preselis.

Canoe & Kayak Trips

Heritage canoes run canoe trips in canadian canoes along the Teifi river starting from the Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran.

Mike Mayberry runs coaching and guiding services in Sea Kayaking, Flat water and white water disciplines. Based in Fishguard (30 mins).

Golf

18 hole course in Saron (15 mins) and 18 hole course in Cardigan located in a beautiful setting (15 mins).

Fishing

The river Teifi is owned by the Teifi Trout Association and is one of the premier salmon and sea trout fishing rivers in Wales. Please note everyone must be in possession of the National Rivers Authority Licence before commencing fishing. Excellent sea fishing also available from shore or by boat.

Attractions

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park (20 mins)
Visitors enjoy beautiful scenery, an island nature reserve, dramatic cliffs, clear blue sea, maritime flowers.
See bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals, seal pups, harbour porpoises, sea-birds, rare choughs and skylarks.

Clerkenhill Adventure Farm (30 mins)
A chance to meet friendly farm animals and loads of outdoor fun.

Oakwood Theme Park (45 mins)
Wales’ largest theme park boasting the ride that has been voted as ‘the best wooden roller coaster in the world’.

Folly Farm (40 mins)
A farm-themed day out that includes Europe’s largest undercover old-time fun fair.

Teifi Valley Steam Railway (20 mins)
Steam railway runs for some 2 picturesque miles along the Teifi Valley – pay once ride all day!

Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber (20 mins)
Pentre Ifan is the most impressive and most visited megalith in Wales dating from around 4000 BC.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales (50 mins)
Features the largest single span glasshouse in the world.

Tourist Information Centres:

  • Carmarthen – 01267 231557
  • Cardigan – 01239 613230
  • Newcastle Emlyn – 01239 711333