Women’s Walking Holiday

Discover the Gems of Cardigan Bay

25 – 31 May 2018

Join us for five days of freedom on our annual Women only Walking Holiday in May. Each year our walk leader Al Evans takes on a fun-filled magical mystery tour of west Wales, discovering local hidden gems. Includes a boat trip, steam train ride, and a visit to the Coracle centre. Daily yoga sessions available to help you unwind after the day’s activities.

Walking itinerary

26 May:  Walk details: 7-8 mile walk at Newport–one of the best places to visit in Pembrokeshire.
Walk to include Pentre Ifan-a splendid burial chamber with a huge capstone delicately poised on three uprights, then a stiff climb onto Carn Ingli-347 metres high, which was once the core of a volcano and the views from the summit are superb. Descend down to the coast and return on the coastal path.
27 May: Walk details: 7-8 mile walk at Cenarth/Newcastle Emlyn, passing through attractive countryside and along the Teifi floodplain, connecting two of the Teifi valley’s most historic settlements. Cenarth is a fascinating village with Cenarth Falls the focus of the village – a series of small waterfalls and pools on the river Teifi and a well known salmon leap. The National Coracle centre is also here. Newcastle Emlyn is Carmarthenshire’s hidden gem – an historic market town complete with ancient castle ruins.
28 May: Day off:  Today you can simply relax and prepare for the next two days activities, or for those who want to make the most of their time here in west Wales, why not book yourself a session on the water at the Cardigan Bay Watersports Centre nearby in New Quay. They offer taster sessions in Paddleboarding, Sailing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Waterski-ing or Wakeboarding, with both female and male guides; or maybe you might want to take advantage of a guided kayak adventure around the coast? Give them a call 01545 561257
29 May: Walk details: Boat trip along Cardigan Bay. Approx 5 mile walk at St Dogmaels near Cardigan, a picturesque village nestled on the banks of the River Teifi and contains the remains of a 12th-century Tironian Abbey, which was in its day one of the richer monastic institutions in Wales. The restored Coach House is a visitor centre with a local museum, collection of carved stones and cafe. Adjacent to the abbey ruins lies the Anglican St Thomas parish church. The present building is a respectable minor Victorian edifice and contains the Ogam Sagranus stone.
30 May: Vale of Rheidol steam train from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge to explore the waterfalls. This is a world famous tourist attraction, and has recently featured in the TV series Hinterland. These unique waterfalls have attracted many thousands of visitors since the 18th century, including William Wordsworth who wrote about the “Torrent at the Devil’s Bridge”. Today, the Falls Nature Trail provides a unique opportunity to see this great natural feature in the Rheidol Gorge. Return to Aberystwyth and 5 mile walk onto Pen Dinas, a hill dominating Aberystwyth’s southern skyline, site of an Iron Age hill fort. Fantastic views from the summit. This walk can be extended to explore Aberystwyth’s promenade, castle etc depending on weather, timings etc.

Fees:

Residential: £465  (Shared Room)

Residential: £540  (Single Room)

Camping/Campervans welcome: £365

Daytripper tickets available: £35 (A day’s walk including breakfast, morning yoga, packed lunch. (+£20 for boat trip +£20 for steam train ride).

Booking: Contact us to book your place