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The Long Barn

Bunkhouse Accommodation at Penrhiw Farm, West Wales

Kayaking on the River Teifi with the Llandysul Paddlers

Activities

The Long Barn is well placed to explore the Teifi Valley, the counties of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and the Coast. 
Below are some ideas and if you need some advice, please contact us.

If you want to organise group activities such as Canoeing, Kayaking, River Swim, Surfing, Surf Kayaking, Body Boarding Rock Climbing & Abseiling, Coasteering, Hill Walking, Raft Building, Mountain Biking, have a look at these organisations:

Llandysul Paddlers

Based in Llandysul and experts in all of the above activities.
www.llandysul-paddlers.org.uk

Adventure Beyond

Also offer group activities.
www.adventurebeyond.co.uk

Llanydsul Paddlers start line on the River Teifi.
Llandysul Paddlers start line on the River Teifi.

Mountain Biking

If fancy mountain biking try the Brechfa Mountain Bike Trails 

 

West Wales Trails

Who are based in Drefach-Felindre have a bike hire and guiding service.
www.westwalestrails.co.uk

Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking, Brechfa.
Photo:Discover Carmarthenshire

Walking

There are many local walks around Penrhiw Farm and around the nearby town of Llandysul.
You can download maps from www.llandysul-ponttyweli.co.uk.

Fishing

Fishing on the River Teifi is a part of the culture in this area.  The Llandysul Angling Association will help in arrange weekly permits  for visitors throughout the season, and there may be limited number of day permits up to the end of August. There are special arrangements to help infirm or disabled anglers enjoy the most accessible of our beautiful fisheries on the River Teifi. For more information contact: Llandysul Angling Association: www.fishing-in-wales.com.

The historic woollen industry

In the 19th and early 20th centuries the Teifi Valley was famous for the its woollen factories often powered by the river Teifi and surrounding tributories. Within a short walk of the Long Barn is Rock Mill, a water powered woollen mill which is open to the public usually from Easter to October. See their website for details: www.rockmillwales.co.uk.
The National Woollen Mill of Wales is less than 8 miles from us in Drefach Felindre and is open all year.

There are a number of National Trust properties within 25 miles of Penrhiw Farm:

  • Llanerchaeron an 18th century estate;
  • Cilgerran Castle a 13th century ruined castle above the Cilgerran Gorge;
  • Dolaucothi Gold Mines, mined since Roman Times;
  • Dinefwr Park, a 12th century castle, an historic house, 18th century landscape park and deer park. 

See the National Trust website for details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Check out CADW to find out about other historic sites such as castles. 

Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Dolaucothi Gold Mines.
Photo:Discover Carmarthenshire

Beaches

  • New Quay
  • Penbryn
  • Cwmtydu
  • Poppit Sands
  • Llangranog
  • Aberporth
  • Tresaith
  • Mwnt
  • Pembrey Country Park and Cefn Sidan beach
  • Pendine
  • Llansteffan
  • Cefn Sidan Beach
Aberporth Beach
Aberporth Beach.
Photo:Discover Ceredigion

Check these websites for events and activities in the area:

Llandysul - www.llandysul-ponttyweli.co.uk
Teifi Trails website –teifitrails.wordpress.com
Discover Ceredigion - www.discoverceredigion.co.uk
Discover Carmarthenshire - www.discovercarmarthenshire.com