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FOR YOUR WALKING HOLIDAY 

If you're planning a walking holiday in the countryside or on the coast near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, contact Cilgwyn Manor for all your accommodation needs.
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Beaches and coast

Cardigan Bay Beaches, Ceredigion
New Quay Beach is 42.3 miles west of Cilgwyn Manor

Blue flag, award-winning beaches along the coastline of Cardigan Bay include Borth, Aberystwyth and New Quay – which also has a marine wildlife centre and is one of the best spots in Ceredigion to see bottlenose dolphins.New Paragraph
Carmarthenshire Coast

Cefn Sidan, Pembrey
Stretching 7 miles, this is the longest beach in Wales and is great for fishing and walking.


Laugharne
  • 37.2 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
One of Dylan Thomas’ inspirational places. On the edge of the River Taf estuary, his writing shed is open to the public.

Millenium Coastal Park, Llanelli
  • 30.9 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
The 22km coastline along the Loughor Estuary has been transformed into a unique array of tourist attractions, wildlife habitats and leisure facilities. On this part of the Wales Coast Path there are several beaches, including Burry Port Sands – where there is also a marina.

Gower Coast

The south and west coasts of Gower vary between the award-winning sandy beaches and dramatic limestone cliffs, whereas the northern coast of Gower forms part of the tidal Loughor Estuary, where many nature reserves can be found. The many sandy beaches include Langland Bay, Three Cliffs Bay and Caswell Bay. 

Rhossili Bay 
  • 47.8 miles south of Cilgwyn Manor
Pembrokeshire Coast

There are further award-winning sandy beaches in and around Tenby – including Castle Beach, North Beach and South Beach (Tenby), Amroth Beach and Saundersfoot Beach. 



Pendine
  • 41.4 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
A beach of 2 halves. To the west, dramatic cliffs, rock pools and wild clifftop paths. To the east, one of Wales’ longest sandy beaches – home to the historic land speed records.

Llansteffan Beach and Scotts Bay
  • 30.1 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
On the Wales Coast path, overlooked by Llansteffan Castle.












Caswell Bay
  • 37.7 miles south of Cilgwyn Manor
The beautiful Rhossili Bay lies at the most westerly tip of the Gower peninsula, and boasts a 3-mile sandy beach as well as Worm’s Head – a small island joined to the mainland by a rocky causeway. 






Tenby 
  • 50 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor

Countryside, Nature and Wildlife

Animalarium Borth ZOO
  • 53.3 miles north west of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Ynisfergi, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5NA
  • www.animalarium.co.uk
  • 01970 871 224
Animals, bunny grooming, cat, crocodile and leopard feeding, interact with meerkats, tortoises and turtles, pony rides and reptile show.




Brecon Beacons
  • 24.8 miles south east of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NL
Take a drive through the A470’s rugged scenery to Storey Arms car park, then climb to the top of Pen-y-fan – the highest mountain in South Wales.



Cambrian Mountains and Elan Valley
Running from north to south, the Cambrian Mountains straddle the counties of Powys and Ceredigion (and a small part of Carmarthenshire) and are often described as the backbone of Wales. The Elan Valley, in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains, is home to the Elan Valley Reservoirs – examples of incredible engineering complementing outstanding natural beauty.

Cenarth Falls
A cascade of waterfalls just upstream of the road bridge in the village of Cenarth in the Teifi valley.

Crychan Forest
The Crychan and Halfway Forests have many miles of cycle trails, horse riding trails and walking trails. There are nearly 200 numbered waymarker posts, and trail maps are available to download from the website.

Four Waterfalls Walk
Quite steep in places – but lovely scenery and you can even get behind one of the waterfalls. 


Llyn Brianne Dam And Reservoir
  • 19.3 miles north of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Rhandirmwyn, Carmarthenshire
Drive all the way around the lake for some stunning views. The reservoir was constructed in the early 1970s. The dam – with impressive spillway – is 299 feet high and 951 feet long, with a capacity of 14,200 million gallons.


Manor Wildlife Park
A range of different animals and birds and an indoor play area.


Pontsticill Reservoir
  • 36.3 miles south east of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Pontsticill, Nr Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2UP
Surrounded by hills and forests in the Taf Fechan Valley in the central Brecon Beacons. This area is ideal for bird watching, fishing and walking – with a 7.3 mile walk around the reservoir. 


Talybont Reservoir
  • 34 miles east of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Talybont, Nr Brecon, Powys, LD3
This is the largest stillwater reservoir in the central Brecon Beacons, at 318 acres. Plenty of forestry and waterfall walks in this location.



The Carmarthen Fan
Spectacular and remote scenery, with imposing mountains, hidden lakes and wild moorland.




Wales Ape and Monkey sanctuary
This officially designated geopark is located in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The sanctuary rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals, especially primates – such as chimpanzees, baboons, spider monkeys, capuchins and marmosets.
Brechfa Forest
An 18,000 acre forest between the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the southern edge of the Cambrian Mountains, with a mixture of ancient forest and managed woodlands. On the doorstep is Pembrey Country Park, and Cefn Sidan, the longest beach in Wales. This is a great location for mountain bike trails, walking and horse riding. 

Caldey Island
  • 50 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Tenby Harbour, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70

The island is home to a small village and its famous monastery. You can also visit the priory and the Norman chapel. Boat trips run between Tenby Harbour and Caldey Island.

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park
  • 53.4 miles west of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Gwbert-on-Sea, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1PR
  • www.cardiganisland.com
  • 01239 623 637
Beautiful scenery, an island nature reserve, dramatic cliffs, clear blue sea and maritime flowers. See bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals, harbour porpoises and sea birds. There are also farm animals, and indoor games for wet weather.


Cray Reservoir
  • 21.1 miles east of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Cray, near Sennybridge, Powys, LD3 (off the A4067)
This storage reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park, dating back to 1898, is surrounded by stunning scenery. Excellent area for walking.


Cwm Rhaeadr Trails
  • 9.7 miles north of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Cwm Rhaeadr, Cil-y-Cwm, Llandovery, SA20 0NU
  • www.trailguru.co.uk
  • 01550 760 306
Remote woodland with stunning views in the Upper Tywi valley – with mountain biking trails, horse riding trails and walking trails.


Henrhyd Falls 
Henrhyd Falls is the highest waterfall in South Wales. Discover wildlife as you walk through woodland on the three and a half mile “Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech” walk. 

Llyn Y Fam Fach
  • 9.7 miles south east of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Llandeusant, Carmarthenshire
Associated with the myth of the Lady of the Lake, this 10 hectare lake is situated on the northern margin of the Black Mountain in Carmarthenshire and lies within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Great walks and stunning scenery.

Plantasia
  • 36.4 miles south of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Parc Tawe Retail Park, Swansea, SA1 2AL
  • www.swansea.gov.uk
  • 01792 474 555
A rain forest created in the middle of Swansea. Walk around the tropical paradise and learn about the plants and animals of the rain forests.

Red Kite Feeding Centre
The centre is designed to fit naturally into the landscape and to provide the opportunity for bird lovers to watch red kites, buzzards and other birds feeding.

The Beacons Way
The Beacons Way Walk is 95 miles long, covers the full length of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and takes 8 days. Starting at Holy Mountain, Abergavenny, it takes in some of the best scenery the Park has to offer, and finishes at Bethlehem, near Llangadog.

USK Reservoir
  • 12 miles east of Cilgwyn Manor
  • 6 miles from Trecastle, signposted on the Llandeusant road
The reservoir is in a remote area surrounded by forest and moorland, overlooking the Black Mountain (Carmarthenshire). Great views and walks of up to 8km, with fishing available.

Wildfowl and Wetland Trust Llanelli Wetland Centre
  • 30.6 miles south of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Llwynhendy, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 9SH
  • www.wwt.org.uk/
  • 01554 741 087
Hand feed the rarest goose in the world, see the colourful flamingos, go bug hunting or pond dipping, enjoy bird watching from the hides and explore the reserve to see butterflies and dragonflies.
We are just home for a week stay at Cilgwyn Manor. We had fantastic weather and so were able to enjoy the outside facilities that were available. These included a patio and BBQ area in which we had breakfast every day! The kitchen was extremely well equipped and catered easily for our large family group. The bedrooms were bright and cheerful and each had a sink and some an en-suite toilet. There were several shower rooms available to us. The owners, Jane and Llion, were welcoming and friendly. The location was central for our planned excursions and only a 50-minute drive to the nearest beach. The next time we are in the area we would stay here again and we would recommend Cilgwyn Manor to visitors to the area.

- Theresa Hewitt 
To book your accommodation at Cilgwyn Manor in Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, contact 
01550 777 118

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