- Stargazing is one of West Wales’ most romantic activities!
- West Wales Holiday Cottages is supporting Cardigan foodbank this summer
- Check out our dog-friendly beaches map!
- West Wales Holiday Cottages present award at Carmarthenshire Tourism Association ceremony
- A walkers’ paradise: Delights along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Author Archives: Christine Unsworth
Welsh Poppy Meconopsis Cambrica is the County flower of Merioneth (Merionnydd). The bushy plants of the Welsh poppy produce a thick clump of pretty, lacy foliage which is attractive in itself, even before the fragile, dancing flower heads begin to … Continue reading
An interesting period of Welsh history which had a major impact is the four years of the The Rebecca Riots, when men dressed as women and attacked toll gates in many areas of West Wales in the mid-19th Century. Turnpike Trusts, made … Continue reading
One of the most attractive features of West Wales is the network of lanes edged by high banks which support a wide variety of wild flowers. In recent years it has been a matter of policy on the part of … Continue reading
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park is a 158-acre expanse of woods, heath and marsh near Cross Hands in Carmarthenshire with nature trails, wooden adventure playground, toddler playground, café and visitor centre. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), … Continue reading
OK so you’ve made it nearly as far as Pont Abraham and everyone is hungry but Motorway Services food just doesn’t appeal. Here is a list of pubs and cafés which are close to your route so you only have … Continue reading
Sarn Gynfelyn, Sarn-y-Bwlch and Sarn Badrig If you’re walking the Wales Coast Path, look out for these interesting geographical phenomena. Described as shallow sub-tidal reefs, the three Sarns (sarnau is the plural in Welsh) extend as long, narrow strips west … Continue reading
Dowrog Common is a large lowland heath 3km north east of St Davids with a wealth of wildflowers, birds and insects. It is traversed by a narrow lane (not many passing places so you need to be good at … Continue reading
Many visitors to Wales will have heard of the River Taff, which rises in the Brecon Beacons and flows south through Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff; but whilst visiting West Wales, you will discover that there is another river with a … Continue reading
The Oystercatcher is the wading bird which you’re most likely to see on our West Wales coast – particularly around the mouth of estuaries such as the Teifi, Tywi and Dyfi. The birds form huge flocks in winter and smaller … Continue reading