The Local Area

Plan your adventure

We are located just a stone’s throw from the beach, with its spectacular rugged coastline and abundance of wildlife, there are plenty of activities on offer in the local area. And if beaches are your thing then we are are close to some of the most picturesque in Mid-Wales!

From our park there is so much to see and do, whether you have a passion for walking, exploring, beach holidays or want to visit some top local attractions, there are endless activities.

We love the beautiful countryside and our parks location, feel free to read the recommended places to go, local walks and activities below.

Local walks

The Ceredigion Coast Path

Ceredigion’s 60 miles Coast Path is a very special part of the Wales Coast Path, with probably the most varied landscape and terrain of the 870 mile route.

Walking in the Cambrian Mountains

The Cambrian Mountains has a range of walking trails, exploring woods and waterfalls, and the ancient routes of medieval monks

Wilderness escapes: waterfalls, woods and wetland reserves

Ceredigion’s countryside is a haven for wildlife with moorland, woodland, rivers and quiet lanes lined with flower filled hedgerows providing great habitats.

Recommended Walks:

The historic Hafod trails will take you past Picturesque features like the Cavern Cascade, Rustic Bridge, Tunnel and Mossy Seat Falls

Devils Bridge - 15 miles from the park

Start at Devil’s Bridge and finish at the Vale of Rheidol railway station for a walk through open fields, woodland trails and three lovely river crossings.

Llanerchaeron - 6 miles from the park

This National Trust site is a very popular walk and cycle route which follows the river Aeron from the colourful harbour town of Aberaeron.

Places to Visit

Aberystwyth - 9 miles away

It’s one of the biggest towns in Mid Wales and home to the University of Aberystwyth and Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Aberystwyth town centre is spread around variety of interesting roads – the street names and architecture reflect the history and growth of the town since the Middle Ages. You can expect to hear plenty of people using Welsh as they go about their daily lives. Most of the town centre is easy to get to from the railway station and car parks by the retail centres.

Aberaeron - 6 miles away

The first thing most people see when they approach Aberaeron are the charming, colourful houses adorning the town like jewels. Here’s a place to come and relax – mooching around the harbour, exploring the independent shops and craft centres and enjoying a homemade cake and cuppa. The town is right on the Wales Coastal Path. Ceredigion’s coast is also well-known for wildlife including the famous Cardigan Bay bottlenose dolphin pods.

New Quay - 12 miles away

New Quay is a picturesque seaside town on the Cardigan Bay coast of West Wales. It’s golden sandy beaches and sheltered harbour make New Quay a delight to visit at any time of year. Boasting many boutiques and ice cream parlous along with unbeatable Fish & Chip shops.

Cardigan - 20 miles away

Cardigan has everything: ancient history, modern comforts, beautiful landscapes, and the sea just in reach. Its spirit is part old-fashioned Welsh market town, part hippy, arty enclave, and both sides sing to each other in perfect chapel-pew harmony.

Aberporth - 40 miles away

Aberporth is a popular recreational fishing village in the summer and is also popular with divers and boating people. It has two good beaches and Dolwen has been awarded a Blue Flag.The Bottlenose Dolphins are regularly seen swimming and diving as they follow the shoals of mackerel into the bay.

Must Visit Beaches

All dog friendly

Llanrhystud (stone throw away!) 

Cei Bach (11 miles)

Newquay (14 miles)

Ynys Las (16 miles)

Llangrannog (20 miles)



Catch a steam train on the Vale of Rheidol Railway from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. This line opened in 1902 to serve local lead ore and timber industries. Fun fact: it has only temporarily halted its service during times of war.

Boat trips in New Quay

Spend time amongst the porpoises, Atlantic grey seals, razorbills, gannets, shearwaters, cormorants, shags, and guillemots, with a sunfish, basking shark, minke whale, humpback whale or leatherback turtle also putting an occasional appearance in this unspoilt wildlife paradise.

National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, is the largest library in Wales, holding over 6.5 million books and periodicals, and the largest collections of archives, portraits, maps and photographic images in Wales.

Cardigan Castle

A visit to Cardigan Castle isn’t your typical fortress experience – they’ve got eras for all ages. Explore the medieval walls and Castle remains. Marvel at their glorious Regency grounds, beautifully kept gardens and admire river views from the terrace of their restaurant – Cegin 1176.

RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve

With the mountains of southern Snowdonia to the north and the Cambrian mountains to the south, the Ynys-hir reserve is stunning whichever way you look. Summer brings wading birds, such as lapwings and redshanks and some very special butterflies. Come the colder months, ducks and geese move in.

Blwch Nant yr Arian

There are three biking trails, three walking trails and a variety of other attractions in the area, including two childrens’ play areas and a café at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian where you can watch red kites feeding over the nearby lake.

Teifi Cheese

The Teifi Valley produces cheeses that have been voted the best in the world, beating all their fancy French and Italian competitors.

Visit The Barn

Offering delicious food, located a short distance from the park and is well worth a visit. We offer the following: