Getting Out & About in Wales!
Things to see & do in West Wales - Pethau i'w gweld a'u gwneud yng Ngorllewin Cymru
Waves breaking on Penbryn beach
Walking: There are endless opportunities for walkers of all levels of experience and fitness - choose from cliff top walks along the Ceredigion Coast Path, part of the new Wales Coast Path launched in May 2012; inland walks through river valleys of the Teifi, Aeron, Ystwyth and Rheidol; or hill walks high up in the Cambrian Mountains. Guides for walks in the area are included with our holiday cottage guest information book or, if you'd like to learn more about the history and folklore of our area, why not book a guided walk with Twm's Treks.
Watching the harbour tug-of-war at Aberaeron
Wildlife: For those with an interest in ornithology, Banceithin is blessed with a wide array of bird species as the property is surrounded by grassland. Head to the beautiful RSPB Ynys-hir reserve, home of BBC Springwatch 2011 & 2012, or visit the Dyfi Osprey Project. Cardigan Bay is known as The Dolphin Coast, and in the summer you may be lucky to spot bottlenose dolphins and grey seals.
Mirror carp caught by David near Banceithin
Cycling: Ceredigion has three Wales Cycle Breaks Centres, as well as dedicated routes for the independent cyclist such as the Ystwyth Trail and The Rheidol Cycleway. A mountain bike hire centre and shop is 10 minutes drive from Banceithin, and a circular cycle route passes the end of our drive heading to Aberaeron. Mountain bikers are catered for at the Nant Yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, which offers three main mountain biking trails.
Losing your ball on a West Wales golf course
Astronomy: Banceithin is officially in one of the areas with the darkest skies in the UK as there is no light pollution here. So it is ideal either for those with an interest in astronomy who wish to bring their own telescopes to take advantage of our fantastic celestial views. A star chart is provided in each cottage for all us amateur star gazers who just want to find Orion's Belt and marvel at how bright the Milky Way is!
There's always something going on in the local area, be it a craft fair in Aberystwyth, coracle racing at Cilgerran or the bustling annual seafood festival in Aberaeron. Details of seasonal and more information on all of the above activities are included in our famous (or should that be infamous!) holiday cottage guest information book.