The Endless Skies Of Craig Y Nos Country Park
Rock climbing and abseiling in the Brecon Beacons National Park
If you enjoy climbing, why not take a look at things from a different angle and reach new heights on the cliffs of the Brecon Beacons?
The National Park offers plenty of natural challenges for climbers and abseilers, including sheltered crags, old quarries and rocky escarpments with stunning vistas. In the sheltered areas, you can climb all year round – on a sunny winter's day you might be moving over warm rock in just a t-shirt, if you’re lucky. There are also all-weather indoor options.
A perfect location for Walking Holidays, where rambles along the Amman Valley begin right at your door, and walks up the Black Mountain can begin from home - or get a head start and drive to the top of the mountain within 15 minutes or so.
The Black Mountain is criss-crossed with Pathways and Walking Routes, as is the rest of the Brecon Beacons National Park, or you can head to the coast for Coastal Walks, choose one of the nearby Forests or wander through some of the best Parks and Gardens in Wales on the doorstep of the accomodation
Paragliding in The Beacons
North-facing mountain escarpments offer near-perfect launchpads for the first-time flyer. On a trial flight in a glider, you can ride thermals over patchworks of hills and soar along hill ridges in what many pilots name as the UK’s finest gliding region. Why should buzzards enjoy the best views? Search for Axis paragliding or Welsh Airsports
There are world class mountain bike trails within the
Brecon Beacons National Park and the Afan Forest.
Both cater for all abilities and family parties.
Walkers Enjoying Brecon Views
Centred on Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower June Walking Festival provided a great opportunity to see the wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife of the Gower Peninsula and the area around it. There are 71 guided walks and activities, so there is something for everyone - young and old, experienced hikers or leisurely strollers, those revisiting favourite walks, and those looking to learn or experience something new. Explore the unique landscapes of Gower – dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, wooded valleys and open moors and marsh. Delve into our history – Celtic Saints, Norman invasion and Copperopolis. Taste our gorgeous local food. Discover a rich wildlife with our experts. - See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk or gowerwalking
Lower Ddwli Falls, Waterfall Woods, Brecon Beacons
In the south-west hills of the Brecon Beacons, near Ystradfellte, you'll find some of the most amazing waterfall plunge pools in Britain. There are more than 20 pools along five miles of the Fechan and Mellte rivers, so you could try dipping in every one of them on a long day's walk. Lower Ddwli Falls is my favourite, a huge open pool with a great arc of a waterfall. Spray lifts up through the leaves and on a sunny day there are rainbows everywhere. Just downstream is Horseshoe Falls, with a great jump and rope swing. To reach them walk up the forest path from Pontneddfechan's Angel Inn or park at Pont Melinfach car park, off the Ystradfellte road, and walk downstream.
Caving and Potholing
Porth yr Ogof, Brecon Beacons
Three cheers for tropical sea creatures. Thanks to the bed of limestone they created 370 million years ago the Brecon Beacons is as impressive below ground as above. Dangerous alone, one of Europe’s longest cave networks offers a genuine adventure, if explored with an accredited operator. Or with the kids in the Dan-Yr-Ogof Showcaves.
The Sky Trek Experience is a new, unique and exciting activity not to be found anywhere else in Europe! Sky Trek is a series of over 14 connected zip lines travelling between trees at heights of up to 22 metres as it zig-zags down the mountainside.
At over 3 kilometres in length, the Sky Trek system hangs high in the canopy of the trees. Your Sky Trek tour allows you to observe our breathtaking landscape from a different perspective. The observation platforms give unrivalled panoramic views across Llangorse Lake to the peaks of the Brecon Beacons in the distance.
For further details see www.activityuk.com
Information, snacks, hot and cold drinks. Large Car Parks, beautiful views.
Open all year except Xmas & Boxing Day, New Years Day.
Adventure Outdoors Centre
Located at Pen Y Cae
Above Gorge walking
Below Rock Climbing
Gower Coast Adventures
Get up close and personal with Dolphins,Seals and abundant sea life on a boat trip.This company is located at The Mumbles , Swansea Bay.It is rated 5 on Trip Advisor and is 35 minutes from Lothlorien Cottage. Tel 07866250440 for booking or general info.
Below Hang Gliders on The Gower
The Miles and Miles of Gower beaches are perfect
for Swimming and Surfing
Above The Amman Valley Trotting Club
The cottage is within a few minutes walk of the Amman Valley Trotting Club one of only four all-weather trotting tracks in the UK.
This is good horse country, you will see horses on the hills behind the cottage and there are various riding stables and equestrian centres within a short drive of the cottage.
There are many private fisheries in the area including Trapp Fisheries,5 miles from lothlorien Cottage and Llyn carfan Coarse Fishing.The cottage also has an outhouse for wet gear cleaning and storage.
White Springs Lakes
Dedicated fisheries are based in Pontardulais. There are six lakes which cater for pleasure or sport angling and it has the distinction of being the venue for the welsh carp record.It lies at a distance of 25 minutes from the cottage and a day ticket for non members is £18
Looking on a map, the whole area in which Lothlorien Cottage is set, is a patchwork of golf courses. You could stay for a week, play golf on a different course every day and just be starting to scratch the surface.
With so much coastline to explore in addition to the many rivers and lakes, the choice of water sports available is considerable. Yachts, kayaks and canoes can be hired or one can participate in organised outdoor adventures with guides.
Sail boarding, kite surfing, fishing and other activities are available as well as lesser know events such as the Bog Snorkelling championships that take place locally. Explore the coastline by taking a boat trip to some of the Bird islands or take a cruise to do some sea fishing off the coast.
and much more...