A lecture by Rob Wilson-North telling of the extraordinary story of Thomas Johnes and his brother, both of whom created amazing estates, of which Hafod is one.
Crys Melyn Cycling have an exciting offer for those staying at Welsh Hideaways:
- Bike hire – They have a range of bikes and e-bikes for adults and children, and they do a delivery/collection service to Welsh Hideaways. Although there is no bike shed at the property, the bikes can be locked up safely along the fence.
- Ride the river Ystwyth from source to sea: This is a 1-day self-guided bike ride, which includes bike hire, a detailed route plan and home-made snacks. They will transfer riders to Cwmystwyth, and meet them at the end of the day in Aberystwyth. This is a leisurely, mainly downhill, ride along quiet roads with stunning scenery.
- Family bike ride – Their Ystwyth Explorers ride follows the river Ystwyth as it winds its way towards the sea. Children will get a chance to learn about the river and its wildlife, practice their bike skills, and enjoy a home-made picnic in the woods.
With the sunniest driest June for years, the grasslands become a real fire risk, especially with a steam train going up and down the valley! This was a grassland fire around Cwm Rheidol on 26 June. Guests have had a great time at Welsh Hideaways, especially when the early June midges at dusk had disappeared with the dry weather.
Ceredigion County Council has announced that a Blue Flag status has been awarded to five of Ceredigion’s beaches this summer. Borth, Aberystwyth North, New Quay Harbour, Llangrannog and Tresaith beaches have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag for 2018. In addition, Ceredigion’s beaches have been awarded 4 Green Coast awards and 13 Seaside Awards.
Blue Flag and Green Coast award beaches must meet the highest water quality standard and are judged for the provision of facilities for beach user and for demonstrating good management and safety provision. The Seaside Award recognises beaches that have good public facilities, water quality, safety provision and management. The Seaside Award goes to Borth, Clarach, Aberystwyth North, Aberystwyth South, Llanrhystud, New Quay Harbour, New Quay Dolau, Llangrannog, Cilborth – Llangrannog, Tresaith, Aberporth, Mwnt, Penbryn. Green Coast Awards go to Llanrhystud, Mwnt, Penbryn, Cilborth – Llangrannog
Just shows how careful everyone must be even when the weather has not been super-dry.
Not an easy place to reach to control the fire. Even broken glass left in the heather can start this on a sunny day.
A very big THANK YOU to all our guests for your fabulous feedback. It has resulted in this much valued award for 2018. Now it’s time for Ty Mari to gain this place! Your feedback so helps us to ensure you have the very best of holidays.
The Hafod Forest walks were cleared of fallen trees by the end of March 2018 but the wonderful ‘Gentleman’s Walk’ to the Cascade Cavern remains inaccessible at the present time. The estate team will be working to clear the route as soon as possible. During the winter months the cascade can be an awesome sight!
So sad to see this wonderful place burnt down. Caitlin and Lewis had overseen a great renovation and now this. We so hope the restoration is better than ever! Mind you, the restaurant could
hardly have been better. It was always a treat to dine there. Thank you Lizzie Spikes for this beautiful reminder of a lovely pub. See BBC News report.