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Here is a list of tried and tested activities, adventures and must see destinations in and around Llandeilo and some further a field to provide you with inspiration whatever your interests and ambitions. Hopefully they will provide you lots of wonderful ideas for things to do on your visit to BaysHill House. Click on the links to read more about them.

Explore this wild & historic part of Wales

Tourism sites with wide ranging information 

Annual Festivals in Llandeilo

  • Festival of Music (June)

  • Blues and Jazz festival (July)

  • Beer festival (September)

  • Festival of the senses (November)

   to mention just a few… more info here.

 

Some great Food & Drink Suggestions

  • The GinHaus. Llandeilo. Quality dehi and bar with great atmosphere and a must when in BaysHill – it’s 50meters away!

  • Cennen Arms, in Trapp. Lovely traditional pub over looking Carreg Cennen Castle. Serves traditional foods with locally sourced meat. Worth a visit.

  • Y Polyn, AA Welsh restaurant of the year, close to Llandeilo just along the Towy Valley.

  • Wrights Food Emporium. Cafe, restaurant and shop.

  • The Welsh Chocolate Farm, called Wickedly Welsh in Llanboidy.

  • Cwmcerig Farm nr Llanelli. Large farm shop with all local produce and cafe.
     

For Walkers & Explorers

Historic & Cultural Trips

Nature & Horticultural Lovers

Mountain & Road Biking

Mountain biking:

  • MTB Wales The definitive mountain biking guide to Wales including all dedicated MTB centers.

  • Natural Resource Wales have excellent guides to mountain and trail riding spots in South Wales for all levels.

  • Breckfa Forest has great trails and very close to Llandeilo. Good for beginners and experts alike. A variety of routes for all levels – great for families and also marked walking trails.

  • Crychan Forest, nr Llandovery has excellent cycle and walking trails ideal for families.

  • Afan Forest Valley, nr Port Talbort is one of the most impressive MTB centre in Wales and Europe for all levels. There are over 130kms of bike trails through the forests from Blue (families/beginners) to Black (black). There are also walks, bike rental and a restaurant.

  • Bike Park Wales. The definitive destination for keen mountain bikers with lifts, rental and trails for weeks long of riding.

  • Welsh National Cycle Network, Make your own route. Sustrans provides an interactive map for the 1200 miles of cycle routes through Wales including coastal paths.
     

Road Biking:

Here is a selection of wonderful road riding routes I have ridden from BaysHill House for you to view and even download onto your Garmin or similar. All take in beautiful roads, climbs and amazing views through the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Cambrian Mountains and beyond. Having ridden all across the UK and Europe, I believe there is some of the best riding to be had anywhere in this part of Wales. Its simply stunning and you will want more!
 

  • The Black Mountain Pass. (50kms) An amazing route over the black Mountains on a wonderful switch back climb thats over 10kms. If you want to make it shorter and even more wild you can come back through Trapp rather than going into Ammanford. That route is here (beware of additional climbing though). Alternatively instead of coming down the other side of the pass take the turning off to Trapp 3/4 the way (sign posted) - This is shorter still and a good beginners route
    (view & download full route here).

  • Brecon Beacons & Black Mountains. (90kms). Taking in the Black Mountains before coming up through the Brecon Beacons winding through the mountain roads and then back along its northern ridge past the Usk Reservoir and into Llangadog.
    (view & download route here.)

  • Llyn Brianne & The Devils Staircase. (120kms). Some stunning views along the largest Reservoir in Wales and then the infamous climb of the Devils Stair case (25% gradient). Then across MOD land which provides amazing clear roads and stunning views of the Beacons to the south before crossing the A40 and into the Beacons for the final leg to Llandeilo. A beautiful ride on a much less trodden cycling route.  You can make the route shorter on the return by hitting the main roads (or even start in Llandovery) should it all be a bit much.
    (view & download route here.)

  • Breckfa Forest – Llidiad-Nenog – Tapp (70kms) Long winding climbs through quite country roads. You get amazing views into mid wales and are part of the heart of Wales and the Cambrian Mountains. Well worth it even if you want to drive it! If you want to make it less demanding, stay on the Breckfa road and there is also a great pub in Abergorlech for lunch.
    (view & download route here.)

  • The Dragon Ride. (200+kms) Obviously not for the faint hearted. This is the toughest sportif in the UK that runs annually and passes very near Llandeilo and you can do the route yourself anytime – if you up for the 320kms in a day. Otherwise, the route below takes in many of the best bits and starts at BaysHill House (missing out Llyn Brianne & The Devils Staircase as above, for another day!).
    (view & download route here.)

 

        All routes can be accessed via mapmyride where you can easily export the route. Use links above or here. 
 

For the kids

The Seaside

The Gower Peninsula, Swansea and the Mumbles.
Tenby. visit the famous seaside town of Tenby.
Pendine Sands, home of the land speed record.
Laugharne, the home of Dylan Thomas and Laugharne Castle

 

Fishing Days

Golf & Country Clubs