Doctor Who Experience - Cardiff Wales. Yet-Y-Gors Campsite and Fishery, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire | Campsite Reviews and Offers | Pitchup.com. Welcome to Yet-Y-Gors, a beautiful and peaceful site but not far from local attractions and amenities. The stars are amazing and the sunsets fantastic. The site consists of four lakes surrounded by 17 acres of unspoilt countryside, but you don't have to be an angler to stay with us - we are open to all. A well-equipped six-berth static caravan overlooking the lakes is available for hire. Our fishing lakes are open to all levels of ability from novice to expert, and we can supply all you need for a day's fishing.
A well-equipped six-berth static caravan overlooking the lakes is available for hire. If you're planning a visit to Ireland, we are happy to do overnight stays for the ferry which is only a five-minute drive away. Darren and Hannah look forward to meeting you and will do all we can to make you feel welcome. The ancient, sacred, regenerative, death-defying yew tree. Tree-ring dating runs into the same problem of hollowness. It is possible to analyse rings from a fragment of tree and extrapolate from the result; but the conclusion may be far from exact.
What we can say is that yew trees grow to a great age, as can be seen from the hoary old veteran at Crowhurst in Surrey. Like other very old beings, the Crowhurst Yew needs a degree of support and now its limbs rest on wooden crutches. But the tree is still capable of putting forth a great bush of green in due season.
At some point, perhaps in the 18th century, somebody put a door in it (that was presumably before another fissure opened up in the trunk, allowing visitors to ignore the door and step through elsewhere). The experience of walking inside it, though, is astonishing. Girth is not by itself a guide to the age of a tree. Robin Bevan-Jones, in The Ancient Yew, makes a connection between one ancient Welsh yew and pagan kingship rituals. As a result, yews acquired mystical properties. Wales! Searching for the perfect beach – in Pembrokeshire | Travel.
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, and all I need is a neoprene wetsuit, an inflatable kayak, a telescopic fishing rod, a body board, a power kite, a slimline collapsible barbecue, two moon chairs, a windbreak, and several large dry bags jammed with other essential gadgets. How did I ever manage in the past? When I was 10 years old I went to Pembrokeshire and had a fabulous time on those miraculous beaches with no more than a pair of swimming trunks. Now I was taking my daughter Maddy, also 10, and we had a classic VW campervan filled with everything the outdoor sports megastore can offer. We were on the hunt for the perfect beach, and we had the modern armoury to enjoy that spot to the utmost. Now, I don't know if you have ever considered what makes the perfect beach, but clearly it is not sand so hot it burns your feet, disease-laden tropical sandflies, shark attacks and head-splitting falling coconuts.
Maddy and Daisy at Caer Fai Whitesands Bay. 5 U.K. Travel Itineraries for the Mature Traveller. Caerphilly Castle: Visit the Largest Castle in Wales. Caerphilly Castle. Cardigan West Wales | Cardigan ~ breathtaking scenery and beautiful beaches | Ceredigion Coast. Cwmtydu Beach Once a smugglers cove Cwmtydu lies to the south west of New Quay. The Beach is predominantly shingle with an area of sand exposed at low tides. The cove is relatively safe, with due care and respect, for various water sports including windsurfing, surfing, canoeing, and sailing. The beach is dog friendly all year round The area is well known locally for being a good place to spot dolphins and seals: but if they don’t make an appearance the setting sun will not disappoint you.
Llangrannog Beach Boasting superb coastal scenery coupled with two sandy beaches; the main one and the adjoining Cilborth Beach in a hidden cove. Penbryn Beach A day out at Penbryn needs to be planned but is well worth the extra effort involved. Tresaith Beach Tre-saith is named after the River Saith that cascades over the cliffs to Tresaith beach. Aberporth Beach Here’s a place where you get the best of both worlds. Mwnt Beach Another jewel in the treasure chest of the coastline of the Cardigan Bay area!
Cardigan Bay Walks West Wales Ceredigion Coast Path. Last year was an exciting year for walkers in Wales and visitors exploring Wales on foot with the opening of the 870 miles of the Wales Coast Path. The path is now well established, with clear signing and spectacular walking especialy along the stretch from Cardigan to Borth. The coast and countryside around Cardigan Bay is ideal hiking country, offering a delightful range of walks for both experienced and casual walkers. Above is a map of some of the circular and linear walks and hikes for you to enjoy around Cardigan Bay. Follow the links ablove to download the maps, which come complete with useful information on special points of interest along the way.
The wild life, flora and fauna of Cardiganshire Coast and Country are truly remarkable. Don't miss the 2014 Walking Festival Maps for Exploring Cardigan Bay and Ceredigion Coast Path can be found by clicking here. Ordnance Survey Blog » Walk of the week – Nash Point and Llantwit Major circular walk. The Wales Coast Path was officially opened on Saturday – the world’s first country to have a complete coastal walk. To celebrate, we have a lovely circular walk which takes you along part of the coastal walk starting near the lighthouses at Nash Point and into the picturesque town of Llantwit Major, about 20 miles south-west of Cardiff. It’s an historic town with a history stretching back over 3000 years. The narrow winding streets are lovely to walk around – although do take care as most don’t have pavements.
You could also stop off at one of the pubs in the town to break your walk – I had an excellent Sunday roast at The Old Swan Inn with family a couple of months ago. The pebble beach and dramatic clifftops at Llantwit Major form part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. The coastal path should afford you some lovely views right across the Bristol Channel – although the area can be prone to fog, so bear that in mind!
The Nash Point Lighthouse is worth a visit too if you have time. Gardens of Cardigan Bay West Wales. Cae Hir Gardens Experienced horticulturists, expert gardeners and those who just delight in visiting beautiful gardens, will all find plenty to see, and enjoy. Many of the gardens specialise in particular plants so there is a great opportunity to find some unusual specimens for your own garden. All the garden owners are great enthusiasts and delight in sharing their knowledge and experiences with you.
If you are visiting The National Botanical Gardens or Aberglassney, The Garden Lost in Time, why not stay on the coast around Cardigan Bay. Enjoy the natural delights of this peaceful, un-crowded area. Cae Hir is a very special Ornamental Garden not to be missed when you visit Lampeter. Stay in first class accommodation set in delightful grounds and gardens. For full information on the gardens listed above including opening times and facilities see The National Garden Scheme website www.ngs.org.uk. Prehistoric forest arises in Cardigan Bay after storms strip away sand | UK news.
A prehistoric forest, an eerie landscape including the trunks of hundreds of oaks that died more than 4,500 years ago, has been revealed by the ferocious storms which stripped thousands of tons of sand from beaches in Cardigan Bay. The forest of Borth once stretched for miles on boggy land between Borth and Ynyslas, before climate change and rising sea levels buried it under layers of peat, sand and saltwater. Scientists have identified pine, alder, oak and birch among the stumps which are occasionally exposed in very stormy winters, such as in 2010, when a stretch of tree remains was revealed conveniently opposite the visitor centre.
The skeletal trees are said to have given rise to the local legend of a lost kingdom, Cantre'r Gwaelod, drowned beneath the waves. The trees stopped growing between 4,500 and 6,000 years ago, as the water level rose and a thick blanket of peat formed. This year a great swath of the lost forest has been revealed. Coflein. Site Details Map Reference Grid Reference Unitary (Local) Authority Ceredigion Old County Cardiganshire Community Borth Type of Site Broad Class Unassigned Period Palaeolithic The remains of a former fenland/forest landscape, usually only exposed in small areas at a time after winter storms have caused the covering of sand to be drawn offshore. Event and Historical Information: A survey was undertaken in 1985 by University of Lampeter accompanied by an analysis of palaeobotanical aspects. Sources include: Dyfed Archaeological Trust HER, prn 30898 Hughes, P.D.M. and Schulz, J. , 2001, The development of the Borth Bo (Cors Fochno) mine system and the submerged forest beds at Ynyslas.
WWW resources: Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, March 2012. Visit the Lost Gardens of Dewstow, Wales. Wales Travel Guide - Powys - Hay-on-Wye. Straddling the border of England and Wales, Hay-on-Wye (pop. 1,300) is Europe's largest permanent used-book market, with about 60 bookshops selling all kinds of publications imaginable. The village's first second-hand bookshop opened by in 1961. Its owner, Richard Booth, started from the concept that buying books from all over the world will bring customers from all over the world.
He was right. Other bookshops quickly followed suit, and in the 1970's Hay had become the world's first Book Town. On 1 April 1977, Hay-on-Wye famously declared itself independent from the United Kingdom, with Richard Booth, the first local bookseller and owner of the ruined 900-year old Hay Castle, as its new king. The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts has been held for 10 days each years since 1988 (late May to early June). Hay-on-Wye has inspired the creation of copy-cat book towns around world, for instance in the equally tiny Belgian village of Redu, near Luxembourg. How to get there Travel Community. Aberglasney House and Gardens in Wales, Carmarthenshire, UK.
Caerfai Bay Caravan & Tent Park Pembrokeshire - Caerfai Bay Caravan & Tent Park Pembrokeshire. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - Events for 2012. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - Home. Pembrokeshire-Coast-Nationalpark. Der Pembrokeshire-Coast-Nationalpark (walisisch: Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro) ist ein Nationalpark entlang der Küste von Pembrokeshire in Wales. Er ist der einzige Nationalpark in Großbritannien, der hauptsächlich an der Küste liegt. Er ist bekannt für große Brutkolonien vieler Seevogelarten. Aufbau des Parks[Bearbeiten] Den Park mit einer Gesamtfläche von 620 km² gibt es seit 1952. Er teilt sich in vier Bereiche auf: den südlichen Teil, zu welchem auch die Insel Caldey gehörtdas Gebiet um den Daugleddau, östlich von NeylandHaverfordwest, sowie der westliche Teil der Grafschaft mit der St.
Brides Bay und den Inseln, wie Grassholm, Skokholm und Skomerdie Preseli Hills im Norden von Pembrokeshire. Ein bekanntes Naturphänomen ist die in der Meerenge zwischen Küste und der vorgelagerten Insel Ramsey entstehende Gezeitenwelle, die sogenannte Bitches. Pembrokeshire Coast Path[Bearbeiten] Der Pembrokeshire Coast Path ist ein Wanderweg. Es gibt 13 Informationszentren im und um den Park.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - Carew Castle and Tidal Mill. Home » Enjoying » Places to visit » Carew Castle and Tidal Mill The magnificent Carew Castle has a history spanning 2,000 years. Set in a stunning location, overlooking a 23-acre millpond, the castle displays the development from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house. There's plenty to see and do with an exciting summer-long activity programme. Carew Castle and Tidal Mill The site incorporates an impressive 11th century Celtic cross, the only restored tidal mill in Wales, a medieval bridge and a picnic area, all linked by a delightful one-mile circular walk which enjoys uninterrupted views of the castle and an easy access path suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.To find out what activities are on offer at Carew Castle this summer, please visit our Events page.
Guided tours of the site are also available daily during the Summer season. Opening hours Summer 2014 (from Monday, March 31st onwards): Open 10am - 5pm every day. Explore The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Rise at dawn and you’ll get Barafundle Bay all to yourself – it will be worth it. This deep, yellow horseshoe, backed by dunes and bordered by angular cliffs of lichen-covered limestone, has been named as a star among British beaches. Yet expectation does not diminish the thrill when it comes into view, framed by a derelict doorway in what remains of the 18th-century wall built to enclose a deer park. Maybe it is due to the purity of the air, or the rhythm of sea washing over caramel-coloured sand, but if you notice that the skylark’s song seems louder than usual, and the scent of the gorse bushes a little more intense, you won’t be the first. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is rated among the most beautiful walking trails in the world, and forms part of the newly opened Wales Coast Path, an 870-mile continuous walking route from Chester to Chepstow.
On the trail Pilgrims’ progress The secret waterway Woven wonders Living landscape Rustic retreats Local flavours You might also like... Home - Pembrokeshire Coast - National Trails. Enjoy Pembrokeshire. Walking in Pembrokeshire provides a feast of choices with circular walks, gentle strolls, full day yomps, and wheel chair and easy access paths a plenty. You can even tackle the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail with 186 miles of Coast Path stretching from Amroth in the South to St Dogmaels in the North. Combine that with the only coastal National Park in the UK, some of the most spectacular and varied coastline in the world, the Preseli mountains and over 621 miles of footpaths and bridleways then you truly have a walkers paradise. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is committed to providing sustainable transport in the National Park and is a partner in Pembrokeshire Greenways, a project that is working to develop the use of sustainable transport to access recreation activities in the countryside by promoting walking, cycling, bus and train travel.
For information of short and easy walks which are pushchair friendly and give access and gradient information - click here. Skomer Boat Trips - Pembrokeshire Islands - Skomer, Stokholm, and Sheerwater Boat Trips. Skomer Island Visit one of West Wales' most picturesque islands, with its stunning and varied wildlife. From a sea strewn with rafts of guillemots, razorbills and puffins, to exposed headlands, towering offshore rocks and sheltered inlets, home to the birds and mammals of this amazing island Nature Reserve. Experience at close quarters the sights and sounds of Skomer Island on one of our amazing boat trips, tailored to suite you and your family.
We offer a number of different ways to see Skomer:- Take a trip on the traditional 'Dale Princess' - either land on the island and spend the day exploring for yourself, or take a gentle cruise through the surrounding waters. Or opt for a high-speed adventure around Skomer and the surroundign water on our 'Dale Sea Safaris'. Dale Princess Land on Skomer Island A 15 minute boat ride takes you to enjoy one of the best wildlife experiences in Britain. NO ADVANCE BOOKING - Please see below for details Return boats from 3pm, then every half an hour.
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