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1. Day #1
Day 1

New Quay

Drive to Ceredigion and head to New Quay for an evening meal and dolphin spotting.

Cardigan Bay is famous for its bottlenose dolphins, with a population of around 250. They’re drawn here by the abundant feeding grounds, the undisturbed habitat and the clean waters.

Evening meal suggestion: Fish and chips from The Lime Crab, located right next to the harbour.

Stay Overnight at Cuddfan at Wildernest.


2. Day #2
Day 2

Strata Florida Abbey and Teifi Pools

Visit Strata Florida Abbey and include an optional walk to the Teifi Pools, a 9 mile circular route through the Cambrian Mountains - 4h approx.

The source of the River Teifi, one of the longest river in Wales, is found in the north of Ceredigion. Tranquil Llyn Teifi and the other Teifi Pools - Llyn Hir, Llyn Gorlan and Llyn Egnant – lie hidden in the hills, on the remote Monks’ Trod from Strata Florida Abbey.

Stay overnight at Cuddfan at Wildernest

Evening meal suggestions: The Facondale - Lampter, The Pepper Pot, Penwig, and The Blue Bell – all New Quay

3. Day #3
Day 3

St Davids

Check out of Wildernest and drive to St Davids (approx. 1hr40) and visit St David’s Cathedral.

The westernmost peninsula of Pembrokeshire is dominated by the city and cathedral of St Davids. Resting place of Saint David, or ‘Dewi Sant’ in Welsh, patron saint of Wales, the cathedral has stood as a place of holiness for over 800 years.


Enjoy an afternoon coastal foraging with specialist, Craig Evans, who leads professional courses along the coasts of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Check in at Twr Y Felin, St Davids Pembrokeshire.

En route to dinner at The Sloop Inn, pay a visit to Abereiddy.

Abereiddy, or the Blue Lagoon, is an old quarry, that was abandoned and flooded in 1910, as the rock that separated it from the sea was demolished, allowing the waves to flow in. Today the blue lagoon is a popular spot for rock climbers and for clubs which jump from the rocks into this cold, deep, water, with its distinctive deep blue hue.

4. Day #4
Day 4


Marloes Sands

Check out of Twr y Felin and drive to Marloes Sands and take the half mile cliff walk down to the beach where you’ll be greeted by 1.5km of sweeping sand, dotted with sandstone towers standing in low-tide pools shimmering with tiny fish, plus views of Skokholm and Gateholm islands.



Drive to Llandeilo. approx. 1hr30 drive and explore the handsome market town, which fuses farming feet with country chic, before checking into The Cawdor.

Stay overnight at The Cawdor.

Dinner at The Cawdor.

5. Day #5
Day 5


Llyn y Fan Fach

Check out of The Cawdor and head to Llyn Y Fan Fach, where you’ll find the enchanting glacial lake of Llyn y Fan Fach at the western end of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

There are a number of different walking routes in this spectacular location, so choose one to best suit your ability.