By foot and by bike
If you are interested in leaving the car and walking from site, let us know and we will direct you on some routes that begin on our doorstep. Here are some of our favourites:
You can walk down to Ciliau Aeron, the local village, 20 minutes away where there is a hidden wooden playground in the woods behind the village hall, on the way you will cross streams, walk through oak forest and pass a little waterfall (below). If you want a longer walk go through the village and continue on country roads to Ty Glyn Hotel for refreshments before heading back to camp.
On a sunny day you can take a picnic and walk the 30 minutes (or a 5 minute drive) to the Ty Glyn secret walled garden. This is a lovely little oasis which both children and adults love. Entry is free but the garden is run as a charitable organisation so there is a donations box. We’ve been known to spend a whole day here sunbathing whilst the kids run around.
Llanerchaeron National trust property is a 5 minute drive, ten minute cycle or a 30-40 minute walk taking the small country road from the campsite and joining the footpath which runs down the valley through forest and crossing the old railway line. This is an 18th-century self-sufficient Welsh gentry estate – with house, walled gardens and home farm. There is also a café and gift shop here if you get hungry and many more walks through the woods and pastureland surrounding the estate.
Make the circular walk down the valley, over the old disused stone bridge and through the vines at Llaethliw Vineyard, cross the main road and then head east along the railway line to end up at the end of our road.
A nice day trip is to walk to Aberaeron Town along the old railway line from Llanerchaeron, have some lunch and a wander round the shops and harbour then either walk back or catch the bus most of the way.
Our property lies along the route of the Aberaeron-Lampeter footpath, a 21 mile route- ask us for directions. We are also close to the Dylan Thomas trail.
The Welsh coast path runs around the whole of the Welsh coast. The nearest part to us is in Aberaeron, from where you can head north or south and explore some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery in the UK.
Wales is starting to get a bit of a name for itself as the place to go to for mountain biking. A 40 minute drive away is Nant Yr Arian mountain bike heaven and red kite feeding centre. The Brechfa Forest is a similar distance away. The stunning Elan Valley is a little further afield but well worth the trip (1.5 hours from us) and you can hire bikes when you get there.
If a more leisurely pace is your thing then bring your own bikes or hire some nearby from Cyclemart and if you are reasonably fit you could probably manage your whole stay without using a car. Aberaeron town is easily reachable in 20 minutes or so using small country roads and the old railway line, with just one hill to negotiate. Here you will find shops and the beach. Cycle down the road to our local organic farm shop, or to Llanerchaeron shop, to stock up on fresh vegetables.