Adventure / Activities
Anturiaeth / Gweithgareddau
For those who love their thrills there are plenty of opportunities in our part of the world to get the adrenaline racing and the heart pumping (many of which are suitable for children and not just adults). Actually, there are too many activities to mention them all here!
At the time of writing we have been here just over 2 years so we have not had the opportunity to try out most of what is on offer which means we are unable to offer recommendations. Instead, the list below is simply a sample of what is on offer and not an endorsement. We will be happy to add any local companies we’ve missed.
As soon as we have time, first on our list will be a spot of coasteering as we’ve always wanted to try it – seeing as it was pioneered in Wales it would be rude not to!
Activities to try
This involves a mix of rock-hopping, shore-scrambling, swell-riding, cave-exploring and cliff-jumping and is a great way to discover the coast from a different perspective.
Kayaking (sea/river) Surfing
Paddle boarding Rock climbing
Abseiling Quad biking
White water rafting Dry-slope skiing
Tobogganing Horse riding
Cardigan Bay Active (also known as Adventure Beyond), Scout Hall Boat House, The Strand, Cardigan SA43 1EX Tel: 01239 612133 http://www.cardiganbayactive.co.uk/
Lots of activities on offer. They have a ‘Come & Try Mondays’: 30min taster sessions from £5.
We would advise you to be careful canoeing out of the estuary as the tide is very strong & can make canoeing back pretty difficult!
All Wild Wellingtons' guests receive 10% off any activities booked online (ask us for the code!).
Cardigan Bay Watersports, Sandy Slip, Glanmor Terrace, New Quay, SA45 9PS Tel: 01545 561257 https://www.cardiganbaywatersports.org.uk/
All things water based, including taster sessions, kayak tours along the coast and Royal Yacht Association (RYA) courses.
Llandysul Paddlers Canoe Centre, Pont Tyweli, Llandysul, SA44 4AA Tel: 01559 363209
They say; “we pretty much do anything outdoors”. Just 17 minutes away they list kayaking, running the rapids, coasteering, rock climbing and river swimming as some of the guided activities they provide.
Llangrannog Urdd / Urdd Gobaith Cymru, SA44 6AE Tel: 01239 652140
This is a great centre close to the coastal village of Llangrannog and around 10 mins from Wild Wellingtons. It has a huge range of activities including toboganning, horse trekking, dry-slope skiing and there is a climbing centre. Call for opening times for members of the public.
Llain Activity Centre, Llain, Llanarth, SA47 0PZ Tel: 01545 580127 http://www.llain.com/
This centre, less than 20 mins away from us, has a 300m adventure course, a sky tower and many other activities.
New Quay Dolphin Trips
There are 3 boat companies in New Quay that provide trips to see the Bottlenose dolphins, the largest population of dolphins in Europe. Sightings cannot be guaranteed but the trip alone along the Cardigan Bay coast and the prolific bird life is worth it.
Winston Evans: also provide fishing trips, booking office on New Quay pier slip, Tel: 01545 560800 / 560375 (eve) http://www.newquayboattrips.co.uk/
SeaMôr, Sail House Gifts (next door to Crème Pen Cei Ice Cream), South John Street, SA45 9NP Tel: 07795 242445 http://www.seamor.org/
Dolphin Survey Boat Trips, Patent Slip Building, SA45 9PS Tel: 01545 560032 / 580444 (eve) http://www.dolphinsurveyboattrips.co.uk/
St Davids Boat trips
The islands of Ramsey, Skomer, Grassholm and Skokholm just off St Davids Peninsula are amazing for spotting puffins, seals, dolphins, gannets, porpoises, whales and so much more wildlife. We have details of boat trips in our comprehensive welcome folders found in all of our accommodation. Note that often, different types of wildlife are best spotted during certain months.
St Davids is a pretty little town (though it's classed as the UK's smallest city) near the coast an hour's scenic journey from us through the beautiful Pembrokeshire National Park. If you want to make a day of it, explore the amazing St Davids Catherdral and The Bishop's Palace in their lovely grounds, go on a coastal walk, have lunch in town or visit Dr Beynon's Bug Farm. There's also a lovely visitors centre; Oriel Y Parc.
Have a look at Trip Advisor to check out any reviews of the companies above.