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Glorious Beaches
Wales is famous for its spectacular coastal walks and endless sandy Beaches
Exploring the countryside
Whether you like to walk, ride or drive, Wales has some breathtaking countryside to explore.  


Brechfa Forest covers some 6500 hectares and is looked after by Natural Resources Wales for the benefit of people, wildlife and timber production. 

There are horse riding, walking and mountain bike trails within Brechfa Forest:

Mountain Biking - Brechfa is a perfect destination for both pootlers or those who like to ride totally pinned. 

The Gorlech Trail, designed by Rowan Sorrell, is made up of three big climbs and descents stretching over its 19km. More progressive riders can also test their full arsenal of skills on the fearsome but thrilling features of the black graded Raven Trail!

In contrast, the Derwen Trail is the starting point for families and novices and a great introduction to mountain biking.

All trails show off Brechfa Forest at its best.


There are free car parks with picnic and BBQ facilities.  

The Black Lion pub, Abergorlech just round the corner from the car park services those riding the Gorlech trail. 

In Byrgwm car park there is The Shed café for those riding the Raven or Derwen Trails. 
Additionally, the Red graded Cwm Rhaeadr trail is about twenty miles northeast of Brechfa and well worth a look if you are in the area.

Brechfa Forest

Fishing

 
New Celtic Lakes

New Celtic Lakes fishing complex is situated in the heart of rural Wales, about 4 miles from Lampeter and has six lakes stocked with a variety of species so there is something for everyone.



Springwater Lakes

Situated about 7 miles to the South East of Lampeter.

Fly Fishing Lake is for fly fishing only, well stocked with quality hard fighting Brown and Rainbows up to 8 lbs. It has an abundance of fly life from Buzzer to Damsels with an incredible amount of Alder fly in May resulting in some exciting dry fly sport. Small White Lures representing the Rudd Fry which are in abundance also work well.

The Coarse Fishing Lake is approximately 3 acres with depths of 3-8 feet with a good mix of Crusian, Mirror, and Common Carp, large Tench and Bream, Roach, Rudd, Golden Orfe and Perch. All fishing techniques and baits work well and with plentiful stock of Roach and Rudd providing instant sport, make it an ideal place for the experienced and novice angler alike.

The Specimen Fishing Lake is approximately 3 acres with depths 3-12 feet, well stocked with Mirror and Common Carp weighing in excess of 35lbs. This mature lake with its irregular shape and many features including 2 islands, plus stock of large fish, will have great appeal to the specimen angler.

Bait / Tackle Shop and Fishing Lessons available





Coast

  
Aberaeron

Pretty harbor town with shops and restaurants


New Quay

New Quay is delightful bustling seaside town with gorgeous sandy beaches, shops and restaurants.
A great place to do some dolphin spotting.  Lots of activities for the whole family.



Llangrannog – lovely award winning sandy beach with pubs and coffee shop


  
Cei Bach

Cei Bach is just North of New Quay this is our favourite beach. Very few facilities but you can walk for miles with the dogs at low tide. We park in the woods near Llanina church and walk a couple of hundred yards along a path by the stream to the beach.

https://britishbeaches.uk/little-quay-beach-dyfed-wales#.WcOtWLKGPIU


Places to Visit

  
Dolaucothi Gold Mines  

They can be found about 6miles away. Roman gold mine , underground tours and you can pan for gold and learn about its long history.


Dinefwr park and castle

23 miles to the south. Explore 800 acres park and castle now restored to its 18th century original glory.


Red kite

26 miles to the South East, Red Kite feeding centre at Llanddeusant, see spectacular display of red kites at feeding time. Café and gift shop.


Llanerchaeron house and garden

13 miles to the North West, An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Visitors can experience the way of life. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake


Botanic Gardens of Wales

28 miles to the South. Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the Garden is a fascinating blend of the modern and historic.

Here you’ll find an inspiring range of themed gardens, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, a new tropical Butterfly House, play areas and a national nature reserve, all set in a Regency landscape which provides the stage for a packed programme of events and courses throughout the year.


  
Devils Bridge Falls

Stunning waterfalls and woodland walk (wear comfy shoes!)


Rhiedol Railway

Scenic steam train ride from Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge.


Horse Riding

Saddle Tramps

Whether you are a seasoned rider or a total beginner you will love their beautiful horses and breathtaking scenery.  The stables are located on the picturesque Pencarreg Mountain with stunning views in all directions and benefitting from some of the best out-riding the UK has to offer

  
Tynfron Stables Riding School

Facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas as well as 25 acres of paddocks. They are also lucky to have many areas for hacking, right on their doorstep, in this beautiful Welsh countryside.


  
Clay Pidgeon shooting

Suitable for novices, experienced and all age shooters.

One to one sessions available to gain knowledge and experience.
Can be arranged locally on request.

Spa treatments

Spoil yourself - A local therapist can perform treatments in the privacy of Babbling Brook Cottage on request.
  

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Local Places to Eat

  
Lloyds Fish and Chip Restaurant and Takeaway,
4 Bridge Street, Lampeter
Multi-award winning family run fish and chip shop. their fish and chips are hand prepared on site using the best raw ingredients that they can source. Cash Only.


The Stables Steak and Burger Restaurant at The Royal Oak,
38 High Street,Lampeter.


Ling Di Longs Chinese Restaurant
13, Bridge Street, Lampeter, SA48 7HG


Shapla Tandoori Restaurant
8 College Street, Lampeter SA48 7DY
Always good service and tasty food

Dolaucothi Arms
Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire, SA19 8UW
Simple, honest and hearty meals made from scratch from good stuff found not too far away.


Y Talbot
Tregaron SY25 6JL - Cosy and characterful pub and contemporary restaurant.


The Falcondale Hotel
Falcondale Drive, Lampeter SA48 7RX
Grade II listed country house set within 14 acres of lawns, gardens and woodland.

  

Supermarkets

Lampeter has two supermarkets, Sainsburys on Market Street, and the Co-op on Bridge Street.

Both are medium-sized size and carry good ranges, with dedicated parking.

There are a number of independent shops and boutiques, a butcher, grocer, bakeries and a weekly fishmonger.

The nearest Tesco is in Carmarthen, and they will deliver online orders if required.
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