Llandysul – a walkers wonderland.

Published: Saturday 15th May 2010

Written by: Gareth Mahoney

Yr Hufenfa Cottage Llandysul - a walkers wonderland

On Saturday 8 May 2010 a community walk set out from Coedfoel near Capel Dewi to the site of an Iron Age hill fort approximately 2 miles distant through woods and fields, was led by guest geologist, Dr John Davies. Along the way, many stops were made to observe the different rock strata on the hillsides and discuss geological evidence and folklore about the history of the Teifi valley over the millennia. It was a wonderful view from the hill top over the surrounding countryside, including Llanllwni Mountain and local villages. At the bottom of the hill runs the Abercerdin River which was once a border between lands claimed by King Henry 4thof England on one side and the Welsh Prince Owen Glyndwr on the other. The site of Gwynionydd Castle from around the 10th century is also visible. In the landscape is much evidence of glacial drift, a layer of rocks and pebbles moved by glaciers when the last Ice Age retreated some 10,000 years ago. Large boulders show the striations from the movement of the ice sheets. Cerrig Hyllodon Cwmtegryd Farm nearby has a huge glacial outcrop at the top of a hill on the farm, accessible to walkers by a designated Tir Gofal public path.

You can enjoy this walk by staying at Dair Yr Hufenfa in Capel Dewi. Yr Hufenfa is a high quality self catering holiday cottage  set in the tranquil setting of rural Ceredigion, West Wales. Surrounded by 35 acres of rolling farmland, woods and riverbank, with fishing rights on the Clettwr River, it’s an ideal cottage holiday for outdoor enthusiasts and for anyone who just wants to relax in the quiet of the Welsh countryside. A great location for cycling, walking, fishing and visitor attractions at Cardigan Bay only 20 minutes drive away. You too can enjoy this walkers paradise by booking this luxury holiday cottage by visiting www.bestofwales.co.uk or by using the form below.


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