• kayaks in Witches Cauldron

    Visit Witch's Cauldron

  • Poppit Sands Beach

    Walk on Poppit Sands Beach

  • dolphin trip

    Go on a boat local trip with 'A Bay to Remember'

  • Mayberry Kayaking

    See the coast line from the sea with Mayberry Kayaking

  • Market

    Visit St Dogmaels Abbey and Award Winning Market

  • Pembrokeshire Coast Path

    Walk the world famous Coastal Paths

  • Preseli Hills

    Visit the source of the Stonehenge bluestones

Experience West Wales

We're still discovering everything there is to experience in this special, secret part of Wales. From walking along rugged clifftop paths, secret coves and windswept beaches; to kayaking along the sparkling River Teifi fringed by the beautiful Teifi Marshes and magical Cilgerran Castle, or exploring the characterful old County town of Cardigan.
This beautiful area of Wales packs a lot of punch. Some of our suggested favourite things to do are listed below:

"16. Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - The Ultimate UK bucket list:
20 things to do before you die" The Telegraph 2017

sea kayaking

Our Favourite Days out:

  • Collect a dressed crab from Mandy (two doors down) and catch the bus to Poppit Sands to walk around Cemaes Head. This can be either a half day walk or can be extended to a full day taking in Witches’ Cauldron and Ceibwr Bay.

  • Drive to the National Wool Museum near Newcastle Emlyn; then across the Preselis to Castell Henllys to see the origins of wool dyeing (keep an eye on their website to check the dates of their ancient wool dyeing courses). Stop in Newport to eat at Vic North’s Café then onto Melin Tregwynt Mill and Shop. You can either carry on down the coast to St Davids to visit the Cathedral (making sure you have one of Gianni’s ice creams.) Or you can return via Fishguard to visit the Last Invasion Tapestry.

  • Walk down to the Welsh Wildlife Centre passing the giant willow badger; stop off in the hides to watch the Water Buffalo and look for otters and kingfishers. Kayak along the river through the gorge below Cilgerran Castle. Or walk along the top of the quarry gorge up the steep steps to Cilgerran and visit the 13th-century castle (as painted by JMW Turner).

  • Take a boat trip with Bay to Remember to explore the caves and coastline of Cardigan Bay, home to the largest pod of bottle –nosed dolphins in Europe. Look out for basking seals, gannets and choughs.

  • Explore the coast road of Cardigan Bay up to Aberystwyth. Call in on any of the little coves and beaches along the route – such as Llangrannog, or Penbryn (as seen in the James Bond film Die Another Day). In Aberystwyth eat lunch in Ultracomida deli, visit the wonderfully eccentric Ceredigion Museum and hit the shops (and Helen’s personal favourites, Andy’s Records and Ystwyth Bookshop). Finally just before dusk, head to the seafront to watch the murmuration of starlings before they roost under the pier. On the way home stop to stroll among the colourful houses of Aberaeron and eat in the Harbourmaster Inn.

  • Or stay even closer to home and explore the medieval abbey and working water mill in St Dogmaels. Visit the Food Producer’s Market (a finalist in the BBC Food and Drink Awards 2016; every Tuesday and the last Sunday of the month). Walk into Cardigan and visit the shops on the High Street. Have lunch in Bara Menyn and visit the giant cardigan (knitted by the people of St Dogmaels and Cardigan to celebrate 200 years of the town) in Pendre Arts. Sit out overlooking the River Teifi at the Pizza Tipi on the Quayside (July & August), before catching an event at the Castle or a gig at the Cellar Bar.

Outdoor activities on land

Walking
St Dogmaels is a great base to walk both the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and The Ceredigion Coast path. Plus there are some stunning local walks in the area and groups that are happy for you to walk with them. By using the Poppit Rocket bus that picks you up at 9.05am each morning opposite Oriel Milgi you can walk to Fishguard over 2 or 3 days in approximately 8 mile chunks whilst keeping your base in St Dogmaels. There are some wonderful local guided walks with local photographers, storytellers and foragers along the coast or in the magical, rocky Preseli Hills (where the stones from Stonhenge originated), please look at our walks page for more information.

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Pembrokeshire Paragliding
We are based next to the Medieval Abbey in St Dogmaels, and provide top quality Paragliding Instruction for students from West Wales, Mid Wales and beyond. With over twelve years experience we offer paraglider courses and Tandem flights  teaching and flying in the local Preseli mountains.

www.pembrokeshireparagliding.com

 

Bird watching
For coastal species, such as Chough, Peregrine, Stone Chat and seabirds then head for Mwnt or Llangranog. For waders then go to the estuaries of Nevern and Teifi, for wildfowl it has to be the Teifi estuary or the Teifi Marshes. But for sheer volume the old woodlands can't be beaten, check out the Teifi valley between the Teifi Marshes and Llechryd.

www.visitcardigan.com

 

Shire Horses
Gentle Giants Shire Horse Drawn Carriages are based in Moylegrove, Pembrokeshire.
You have a choice of carriage, traditional farm wagon, or even just the horses.
Fun day working with Shire Horses:
chainharrowing, driving or ploughing with the Welsh Champion.

www.cardiganshires.co.uk/

 

Dyfed Riding Centre
Maesyfelin, Cardigan SA43 3DG
01239 612594

 

Cycling
There are rides to suit all ages, from beginners to experienced cyclists, whether it be Mountain Biking, Touring or tearing up the roads on a Racing Bike.

www.cyclepembrokeshire.com 
Lon Teifi - Sustran Route 82:
Connecting Cardigan to Fishguard via Newport and the beautiful Gwaun Valle.
For a map of the route click here.

Bike Hire
www.bikebikebike.co.uk

 

Newport Links Golf Club
A traditional links course overlooking Newport Bay and the Preseli Hills.

http://www.newportlinks.co.uk

 

Climbing
North Pembrokeshire has sea cliff climbing on sandstone, gabbro and volcanic cliffs from 10m to 90m high.

enjoy.pcnpa.org.uk


 

Galleries and shops

Local Art Galleries
We have our own gallery space at the back of Oriel Milgi for guests to view during their stay. St Dogmaels and Cardigan have some wonderful local galleries and artist studios that we can tell you acan explore, all within walking distance.

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St Dogmaels
Explore the village's Medieval Abbey, watermil, Heritage Centre and farmers market

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Cardigan Town
Explore the High Street shops and small galleries only a 20 minute walk from Oriel Milgi B&B

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Our Favourite Little Things:


  • Have a coffee or a beer in front of the Webley Hotel overlooking the spectacular Teifi Estuary.

  • Enjoy an early evening drink on the veranda of the Ferry Inn.

  • Eat lobster or Len’s locally-caught fish at the White Hart Inn (and get a team together for the pub quiz on Thursdays).

  • Buy some fish and chips from Bowen’s and eat them with a pint of locally-brewed Mantle beer in front of the Teifi Netpool Inn; or drive with them down to Poppit Sands, where, for some reason, they taste even better.

  • (We haven’t even mentioned Mwnt, or Poppit Sands, or Aberporth beaches.)
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Outdoor adventures on water

Bay to Remember (photo above)
Dolphin Watching Boat Trips in Cardigan Bay.
Fully guided marine tours offer a safe and exhilarating experience suitable for all ages and abilities (wheelchair accessible boarding available in Cardigan). Tel: 01239 623558
Our trips depart all year round (limited winter sailings) and last from 1 - 1 1/2 hours in length.

www.baytoremember.co.uk

 

Mayberry kayaking
Kayak upclose among Rare Nesting Birds, Seals, Dramatic Ocean & More, as You Kayak the
Stunning Pembrokeshire Coast With Mike Mayberry’s Legendary Kayak School 01348 874699 info@mayberrykayaking.co.uk

mayberrykayaking.co.uk

 

Suring and Kayaking
Lots of areas to body board, surf or kayak along the coast. Pop into BaySports Shop in Cardigan to get all the local informationon the best places to go and stock up on equipment.

www.baysports.co.uk/localbeaches.html

 

Fishing
Fishing licences are available from St Dogmaels Post Office. Plus there is 'Castaway' a great fishing supplies shop on College Row ( Next to the Guildhall) in Cardigan. 
Large and small stillwater fisheries offering coarse angling opportunities as well as game species that include wild brown trout and rainbow trout. 

www.tourism.ceredigion.gov.uk/pdf
Teifi Trout Association, Federation of Welsh Anglers.
www.teifiriverguides.co.uk

 

Diving
Dive Pembrokeshire 

www.divepembrokeshire.com

 

Cardigan Bay Active
A range of activities for you, your family and friends to enjoy the best of what our local landscape has to offer. We provide one of the region's largest choice of activities on the sea, on the river and in the woods from our base on the Teifi and out into Cardigan Bay and around the Pembrokeshire coast. 

www.cardiganbayactive.co.uk


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Creative activities


Deborah Darling Workshops
Mixed media artist, with thirty years of experience and former artist in residence with the museum of childhood. Workshops inclye, automatron making, puppet making and print making,

http://www.thedarlingstoys.com

 

Pete Bodenham

Potter and visual artist. He trained in Ceramics and 3D in the mid 1980s at Camberwell School of Art. In the mid 1990s he completed an MA in Fine Art at UWIC, Cardiff. Peter lives and runs a studio in Cardigan, West Wales and works at Bath Spa University as a Senior Lecturer within the Ceramics department. 

www.peterbodenham.co.uk

 

Clare Rose

Artist and painter, contact Clare to discuss weekend or holiday painting courses for groups or individuals in West Wales.

www.clareroseartist.co.uk


Wax the Matter Candle making workshops.

waxthematter.co.uk

 

Maggie Cross Workshops
Maggie trained at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham. With her, you can have fun making something special with a personal touch. Carve a unique, one of a kind ring using jewellers wax and a selection of tools. Your bespoke wax ring will then be sent to a casting company in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter who will cast the wax into solid silver using the process of lost wax casting. Maggie will then hand finish the silver rings in her workshop in West Wales and post them back t

makeitinwales.co.uk

 

Vic North Bakes Workshops
Vicky North is a micro baker who runs workshops for adults and children from her café in Newport (20 minute drive from Oriel Milgi). Vicky was recently featured in The Guardian, Cook supplement and on the BBC Radio Wales Eleri Sion show.

www.vicnorth.co.uk