Day trips

These are some of our tried and tested regular days out:

Llanerchaeron, this National Trust property is only 2 miles from our campsite and you can easily spend a full day here. Our kids never tire of the place.  If its sunny you can explore the walled gardens, the farmyard and the walks in the forest.  In wet weather you can go inside and explore the house.

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Hafod Estate. As a child Jessie lived in a farmhouse in the middle of this old country estate. The 200 hectares of what is described as some of the ‘finest examples in Europe of a picturesque landscape’ were effectively her back garden. Ask her about it, not surprisingly she knows it like the back of her hand! Hafod is a great place to walk and discover gardens and statues buried by time, waterfalls, grottos and caves. Take a picnic, swim in the river and spend the day. Free Entry.

Nearby Devils Bridge Falls are well worth a visit. In Devil’s bridge you will also find the Vale Of Rheidol steam railway which runs from Aberystwyth. The falls cost between £1-2 per person depending on which route you choose. Check the railway website for up to date prices and timetables.

The Elan Valley with its stunning scenery, empty mountain roads, Victorian reservoirs and Dam system is well worth a day trip.  Follow one of many walks, hire a bike or tour the reservoirs by car.  Its also an international dark sky park so if you hang around long enough you might get an amazing view of the stars.  You can reach the Elan valley in 1.5 hours from us and if you let us know you are going we’ll direct you on a circular route ending back at the old drovers inn in Tregaron Y Talbot which does fabulous food.

Cilgerran Castle is a 13th century ruined castle, perched overlooking the impressive Teifi Gorge. Once you have explored this you can take the short drive to the Welsh Wildlife Centre Take a picnic with you or eat in the restaurant. Cilgerran is a half hour drive from us and it is easy to visit the wildlife centre and castle in one day.

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Dolaucothi Gold Mines take a tour underground into an old mine, pan for gold or explore the walks in the surrounding forest. Stop by at the Dolaucothi Arms on your way home for a drink or a meal.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest recreation centre and Red Kite feeding centre. With play areas, forest walks and restaurant. Nant Yr Arian is also famous for its mountain bike trails. The kite feeding times are 3pm in summer and 2pm in winter. Free Entry.

Centre For Alternative Technology. A pioneer within the green movement, if you are interested in green technologies and alternative living then this place is a must. Approximately a one hour drive from One Cat Farm and close to the market town of Machynlleth, named the ‘sustainable capital of the UK’

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