Activities


Felindyrch – the farm

Apart from relaxing in the garden, cooking food outdoors and enjoying the beautiful accommodation, there is 16 acres of land here at Felindyrch which is full of natural beauty, waterfalls, streams and rivers, wooded areas and moorland. There are areas of Special Scientific Interest and rare wildlife habitats so it is important that you make yourselves aware of which places best to ramble around in without disturbing the delicate eco-system and the seasonal farming practices here. We have a guide map to the land which will show you the footpaths and natural treasures that you can go and visit. It is especially beautiful to walk down to the river on a warm moonlit night as the land is easy to navigate and is truly enchanting. The magical quality of this unspoilt area is what has people wanting to return again and again.IMG_8382

Within walking distance

We are less than a mile from the village of Mynachlogddu. There is a popular timber play park in the village, a wildlife pond, a picnic area by the chapel next to the old baptism pool, the famous Gors Fawr stone circle just outside the village and of course the Preseli Mountains where the famous bluestones at Stonehenge were sourced and also the home of other prehistoric sites. The walk to the top of Carn Menyn will take around an hour from Felindyrch. From the highest point on the mountains you can see exceptional all round views to the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland, Snowdonia in the north, the Brecon Beacons to the east and the Bristol Channel and West Country to the south. In the opposite direction to the village is the local supermarket, the walk there will take you down a beautiful lane all the way. There is also a circular walk around the village and surrounding areas passing the lovely ancient St Dogmaels church and the stone circle. This takes about one and a half hours.

Cycling.

There are many places to go for bicycle rides in the area. There are various circular routes around the village, the common and foothills where herds of wild ponies graze. If you were feeling more adventurous you could explore the Preseli cycle trails. The small town of Crymych is just 3 miles away where you will find an array of local shops including an award-winning local butchers, a saturday market, a wholefood shop, camping and gift shops, a garage and convenience store as well as a sports centre and swimming pool.

By Car
10-15 minutes drive

To the south the well-presented market town of Narberth with its local markets, abundance of great eateries and gift shops and castle ruins.

To the west, a drive through beautiful countryside to Rosebush and LLys-y Fran dam which has a stunning circular walking and cycle path where you can hire bikes for the whole family. There is also a wonderful relaxed restaurant The Old Post Office and the popular Tafern Sinc.

To the East, a very pretty walk from Dolwilym church through woodland to the little known Dolmen stones. This circular walk would take you back via The Bont pub which does a great family sunday lunch.

To the North you may like to explore the ancient Pengelli woods thought to have been wooded since the last Ice Age

20-30 minutes drive

Now we are getting into beach territory. Near the lovely market town of Cardigan in the North which is just twenty minutes drive away there are two great beaches. Poppit Sands is a dog-friendly, wide open stretch of beach with great rock pools and Mwnt just a few miles north of Cardigan has been a long-term family favourite, a sheltered sandy cove accessed by steep steps. There is also an easy walk up the hill past an ancient chapel from where you can often see dolphins.

Heading just south of Narberth you will find the popular beach of Amroth and the lesser known Wiseman’s bridge. The latter has a pub on the beach which has a reasonable menu and is a great place to sit out and enjoy an afternoon. The beach itself is full of rockpools and has an incredible landscape of unusual rock formations and a walk that takes you through a tunnel to the very popular Saundersfoot beach. Once you get down this way there is a wealth of popular tourist spots including the very popular Oakwood theme park and Blue Lagoon waterpark.

If you were to head 20 minutes inland towards Newcastle Emlyn which has some interesting shops and a castle that is built next to the Teifi river, you would pass through the village of Cenarth with its waterfalls, local river museums and lovely cafes. Other castles nearby are Cilgerran near Cardigan and Picton Castle with it’s beautifully maintained woodland gardens and wonderful cafe on the way to Haverfordwest.

Some of my other personal favourite places in Pembrokeshire are Druidstone beach on the west coast, Llawrenny Quay, The Gwaun Valley-Bessie’s Pub, Carn Inglie Mountain near Newport , Ceibwr Bay and the coastal path which leads to Ceridwen’s Cauldron, Stackpole Beach and waterlillies, St Non’s Chapel near St David’s and the riverbanks at Felindyrch.

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