Newcastle emlyn and the teifi valley


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Examples of my tourism work for Carmarthenshire County Council. Alan Evans, Freelance Professional Photographer based in St Clears.

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Newcastle emlyn and the teifi valley

  1. 1. Newcastle Emlyn and the Teifi Valley 23/12/2010 18:14 Search this site Skip to content Coast & Countryside IN CARMARTHENSHIRE • WALES • UK Home i-Maps Culture Family Activities Natural Places to Go Staying Whats On Business Contact Llanelli Waterside Newcastle Emlyn / Teifi Llandeilo / Towy Carmarthen / The West Laugharne / S.West Amman Valley Where are you? » Places to go » Newcastle Emlyn & the Teifi Valley Days Out Guide on line » Whats On » Latest News » Our tips for a wonderful stay in... Newcastle Emlyn and the Teifi Valley The River Teifi zigzags across the northwest boundary of Carmarthenshire. From the homely village of Cwmann, it twists south and east for 20 miles to Cenarth and beyond. Its towns and villages are bisected by the county boundary. Gower & Carmarthen Bay » Theyʼre joined magically by ancient stone bridges which hump-back over the salmon-rich watercourse which has its source 1,500 feet up in the Cambrian Mountains. Key town Newcastle Emlyn is set in a notable Teifi tangle; it brings together the misty old of a 13th Century riverbank fortress and the shiny new of elegantly appointed specialist shops, cafes and pubs. Among our best... Tourism Links : Fireside Picnic gem Carmarthenshire County Council Llwyndafyd Cenarth Any jukebox that pairs Bon Jovi with the Llanelli Male "Teifi Trout Association - Beat A - Carmarthenshire Tourist Voice Choir must be applauded. So hats off to the upstream limit," says the modest Association Llwyndafydd! Their music machine has everything sign high in a tree rising up from Inspirational Wales from Elvisʼs All Shook Up to Max Boyceʼs Hymns and the Ffynnon Llawddog riverbank. One Big Garden Arias. Moreover, theyʼve also got a log-wood Itʼs a none-too-cryptic clue as to fireplace complete with copper kettles and village what natural treasures lie beneath the river as it South West Wales Tourism soccer mementoes, flavoursome ales from swells, swirls, rushes and takes a breather in front of Partnership Carmarthenshireʼs family-run Felinfoel Brewery and the 18th Century arched stone bridge. If you do go Visit Wales the latest essential stats from the Vale of Teifi Darts fishing, incidentally, make sure you know your salmon League. from your sea trout - youʼre not permitted to land the Visit Swansea Bay Where - Llwyndafydd Inn, Saron, near Llandysul, former before mid-June. Visit Pembrokeshire SA44 5DR. 01559 371048. Where - Ffynnon Llawddog picnic site, Cenarth. 01559 395386 Ceredigion Tourism Hamper heaven Newcastle Emlyn Rapids run The people at Ty Croeso Llandysul Paddlers Outdoor Education Centre specialise in food hampers that Wetsuit: Check! Buoyancy aid: linger long in the memory. Just Check! Helmet: Check! Kayak: ask for Teleri - then whisk her Check! Then letʼs go. A short creation off to an idyllic riverside mini-bus ride to the northern end picnic retreat. Teleriʼs double-fronted deli offers “fine of Llandysul, onto the Teifi for wines, fresh coffee, Welsh and continental cheeses, some expert instruction - and then itʼs time for three- home-cooked meats, pies and quiches.” At least, quarters of a mile youʼll never forget as the rapids thatʼs what it says on its beautifully crafted Victorian- shoot you between steep-sided riverbanks and over a style shopfront. Mind you, even the high street Spar rocky riverbed. "Our visitors want a hint of adventure,” in chic Newcastle Emlyn has unique hand-painted say the staff. “Theyʼre here for three hours and leave signage - itʼs that kind of place. with a sense of achievement - and big smiles." Where - Ty Croeso, Market Square, Newcastle Where - Llandysul Paddlers Outdoor Education Page 1 of 2
  2. 2. Newcastle Emlyn and the Teifi Valley 23/12/2010 18:14 Where - Ty Croeso, Market Square, Newcastle Where - Llandysul Paddlers Outdoor Education Emlyn, SA38 9AQ. 01239 710343. Centre, The Wilkes Head Square, Pont Tyweli, Llandysul, SA44 4AA. 01559 363209 Paddle power National Coracle Centre Few villagers now make their Shopping for sheep living by sitting in a coracle and Llanybydder plucking salmon from the Teifi. Breeding ewes, store lambs, ewe The tiny hide boats have been and lamb couples - everything to replaced as tools of our local trade meet your sheep farming needs, by the humble laptop and Blackberry. Around 200 sir. As scores of traders flock to years ago, however, one visitor said there were so the weekly Llanybydder Livestock many coraclemen in Cenarth that there was "scarcely Mart, the hubbub is buoyed by pungent countryside a cottage in the neighbourhood without a coracle odours, thousands of sheep and all the tweed and hanging by the door." Itʼs only right, therefore, that a Barbour you could shake a stick at. Even the museum celebrates the fact. splendidly angular St Peterʼs Church opens on Where - National Coracle Centre, Cenarth, SA38 9JL. bustling market days. Highly recommended: 01239 710980 Illuminating chats with the breezy and knowledgeable folk at Evans Bros Auctioneers. Where - Llanybydder Livestock Mart, Llanybydder. Park bench Evans Bros Auctioneers 01570 480444. Norwood Gardens It wasnʼt long ago that Crispin Rayner was working for charity champion Lady Daphne Heald on Traditional treasure a 700-year-old garden at Caws Cenarth Chilworth Manor in Surrey. Now Itʼs a long lane that slinks down a his expertise is benefiting Carmarthenshire. Norwood hillside to the Caws Cenarth farm is his dream come true, where he has converted - but the very first time a sliver of green fields to immaculate gardens. To the side of his their hand-made cheese melts in central 180m Long Walk are seven themed gardens your mouth the journey seems designed with seating areas encouraging relaxation. worthwhile. They enjoy having visitors watch the Oh, and the cream teas are pretty good too. Surreyʼs cheesemaking but do check before you travel loss, our gain. because life on a farm has its unpredictable Where - Norwood Gardens, Llanllwni, moments. Traditional Caerffili, Golden Cenarth, Perl Pencader, SA39 9DU. Wen, Perl Las... you know this stuffʼs good because 01559 395386 itʼs in many of the best food shops around here. Where - Caws Cenarth Cheese, Pontseli, Boncath, SA37 0LH. 01239 710432 Viewpoint Llanllwni Mountain Ask at the Llanllwni Village Store - theyʼll tell you the way. You canʼt miss the shop, itʼs on the A485, painted sky blue and right next to a stone barn carrying an antique orange Brooke Bond Tea advertisement. High above is the dramatic storm-blasted moorland of Llanllwni Mountain. Stop the car up there; the views are mightily impressive, with the deep green Teifi Valley twisting east and west. Pick a breezeless day for a picnic and your napkins will stay. Where - Llanllwni Mountain, Llanllwni, near Llandysul. © 2011 Carmarthenshire County Council. This web site is produced by the Tourism & Marketing Division of Carmarthenshire County Council. The extraction of any photographic or written material from these pages without permission is expressly forbidden. The Authority does not accept responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions contained in these pages, nor is any warranty given to any of the internet sites, publications, attraction venues or establishments listed. Page 2 of 2