Spring forward...

Published on 2021-03-27 / By Hammy@trefeddian

Celebrating the start of British Summer Time

With the clocks changing this weekend we are getting very excited about longer days and lighter evenings.  

Hopefully it won’t be too long until we are able to reopen and you can enjoy the stunning sunsets that we are blessed with here at the Trefeddian.  

When restrictions end and you are able to visit us again there are lots of amazing things to do and see in and around the hotel.  

We’ve chosen 5 of our favourite places to visit for free on a sunny day when you come to stay with us.

ABERYSTWYTH CAMERA OBSCURA originally built in 1880 in the castle grounds at the opposite end of the promenade, it was later then relocated to Constitution Hill to take advantage of the higher viewpoint, sadly by the 1920’s it had gone.  It made its return in 1985 and has been popular ever since with its 14 inch lens making it one of the largest in the world offering 1000 square miles of land and seascape with unbelievable clarity.

BARMOUTH Bridge is a Grade II listed single-track wooden railway viaduct across the estuary of the River Mawddach. It carries the Cambrian Line and at 699 metres it is the longest timber viaduct in Wales and one of the oldest in regular use in Britain.  With a footpath running its length as part of the Wales Coastal Path it is well worth treading the boards.

CASTELL Y BERE strung along a jagged rocky outcrop in the Dysynni Valley at the foot of Cader Idris in Llanfihangel-y-pennant. Constructed by Llywelyn the Great in 1221 it remained in use until 1294, the stone castle now a ruin it is especially good at evoking the spirit and atmosphere of Wales’s native castles. Its stunning location makes it the perfect picnic spot.

MAWDDACH Trail, a footpath for walkers and cyclists which winds for 9.5 miles along the disused railway track on the Southern edge of the spectacular Mawddach estuary.  You can join at several points along the way between Dolgellau and Morfa Mawddach and being almost exclusively traffic free and flat it makes an ideal spot for all the family to stretch their legs. 

YNYS HIR nature reserve is situated beside the Dyfi estuary between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.  Summer brings wading birds, such as lapwings and redshanks and some special butterflies, while the colder months bring ducks and geese.  With regular activities throughout the year and beautiful trails to follow this makes for a lovely day out for all the family.

Of course you don’t have to travel very far to make memories with fun filled family days out.  The simple elements of Aberdyfi can be just as much fun…why not try your hand at flying a kite on the beach, build a sandcastle or go crabbing while you stay.  Simple fun for everyone!

Top Tip from Hammy@trefeddian Never waste a day, live every one like it’s an adventure