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Holiday Cottages in Wales - Local Activities

Here are just a few of the activities available locally to us, for the energetic or more relaxed visitor.

Hill Walking & The Outdoors

Mountain Biking

There are a number of excellent trails throughout South Wales, both man made and "natural biking" areas, through forestry and along mountain tops:

  • Afan Forest Park: Neath Port Talbot.
  • Cwmcarn:  Risca /Caerphilly area.
  • Brechfa: Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire.
  • Margam Park: nr Neath/Port Talbot , family friendly.
  • Gethin Woodland: Merthyr Tydfil (A state of the art site, to be up and running in autumn 2013)
  • www.cognation.co.uk for up to date information on all the above mountain biking trails.


Rock Climbing
- We have a number of Indoor walls in this area.
For the dedicated trad / sport climber, lots of local crags available.
Check out www.rockuk.org this indoor massive climbing wall has routes 18m high or more.
• large bouldering areas too (Just 4 miles from the cottage!!! )
• the above web site also has links for all outdoor crags in the surrounding area.
www.boulders-climbing.com in one of the suburbs of Cardiff

Golf - There are 2 courses in the Merthyr area/ north of the town.                  
• Morlais Castle - close to Brecon Mountain Railway.
• Cilsanws - at Cefn Coed y Cymmer.
Please see visit Merthyr website for further information on these courses.
Further afield of course there is the renowned Celtic Manor, home of the 2010 Ryder Cup.

Fishing - Permits available for: The River Taff - which is 10 minutes from the cottage.
Reservoirs:  In the Brecon Beacons National Park.
t. 01443 414988 - Taff Bargoed Park / Lake - 3 miles from the cottage.
Merthyr Angling Association / Taff Bargoed Angling Association t. 01685   379809

Sailing / Windsurfing / Canoeing
Aberfan Canoe Club  and the other above activities on Reservoirs and at Taff Bargoed Lake
t.  01685  727474 Cardiff  now has a new  International  White Water Centre - www.ciww.com

Hang Gliding / Parascending
: One of the best spots in Wales I'm told !!   approx. 1 mile from cottage t. 01685 727474

Ornithology: Lots of interesting species in the surrounding hills.
Up to date RSPB magazines available at cottage, also books on identifying Birds.

Pony Trekking / Horse Riding: t. 01685727474

Super Tubing: www.supertubing.co.uk - this activity is in Ebbw Vale approx 10 miles north east of Merthyr.

Swimming: The nearest pool is 1 and1/2 miles away in Aberfan Leisure/ Community Centre.
There is also a pool in the Merthyr Leisure Village 4 miles away. Further information t. 01685 727373
Cardiff also has an International "size" pool, in the vicinity of the White Water Centre.

4* Self Catering Cottage

Pet Friendly Accommodation

Bookings Details
2 Bedrooms
(sleeps up to 5)
Mon-Fri from £60 per night
Fri-Sun from £65 per night

7 day booking £400


Mountain Biking in Merthyr

Cycling Taff Trail

MBT Cwmcarn

Cottage Holidays in Wales

4* Self Catering Cottage

Pet Friendly Accommodation

Bookings Details
2 Bedrooms
(sleeps up to 5)
Mon-Fri from £60 per night
Fri-Sun from £65 per night

7 day booking £400


Mountain Biking in Merthyr

Climbing

Cycling