Looking forward to your winter stay at Croft Farm but aren’t sure what to do? Look no further we have found three perfect woodland walks for you to do during the winter season. We love getting all cosy and layered up to go on winter woodland walks and think you will too. The scenery in the winter is idyllic and looks like a postcard, especially when it snows!
Make sure to pack light layers when you go for a walk during your winter stay at Croft Farm. Light layers are crucial to ensure you don’t get too hot or too cold during your woodland walks.
Cenarth Falls Teifi River walk
The Cenarth Falls circular walk is a beautiful easy-going walk that is just 2km (1¼ miles) it is one of the best woodland walks for winter. The walk starts in the Cenarth Falls car park next to the 18th-century bridge which is a twenty-minute drive from Croft Farm. There is a wooden pathway for the first part of the walk that is still under construction, it is being built to make the walk wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, as the path is still under construction the last part of the walk is on an uneven path through the woodlands. Make sure you wear your walking boots as it will probably be quite muddy!
Halfway through the walk the path widens and starts to circle through the woodland on a steep hill. The walk is relatively easy and can be done in 45 minutes if you walk at a leisurely pace. Along the walk, you get to take in the incredible scenery, look at beautiful waterfalls and gaze over at the impressive 18th century stone bridge too!
Cilgerran Gorge Circular Walk
The Cilgerran Gorge Circular Walk starts and ends at Dolbadau car park in Cilgerran it is 4.2 miles long and takes roughly 3 hours to walk. The car park is a ten-minute drive from Croft Farm and is perfect to add to your list of woodland walks to complete during your stay. This circular walk is one of several that have been created by the Pembrokeshire County Council. Take some time to go for a walk during your stay and enjoy this strenuous but rewarding walk.
The walk goes through the woodland and to the Welsh Wildlife Centre and back along the banks of the River Teifi. After this, it moves back to higher woodland which can sometimes be muddy in the winter months. We always pack some spare clothes and shoes to change into and a bag to put our muddy shoes into! There are public toilets available at the Welsh Wildlife Centre as well as some refreshments from their cafe. It’s the perfect place to stop and warm up during one of your winter walks!
When you are on your walk keep an eye out for some incredible wildlife, especially when walking next to the river! Other things to see on the walk are the plaques on the building in the car park full of the history of the area. There is also a peculiar standing stone in the church you pass during the walk with Latin writing and Ogham which is the earliest writing known in this area.
Penparc Circular walk
The Penparc circular walk is an 8-mile walk that takes approximately 3 hours to walk but it can be shortened to 4 miles. It is another one of our favourite woodland walks! The walk begins and ends at Llechryd Community Centre where there is a car park with public toilets. Which is just a fifteen-minute drive from Croft Farm, ideal for a winter walk as you can head straight back to your accommodation to warm up.
The walk is delightful and goes past farms, idyllic cottages and luscious woodland. You will also pass rivers and streams, an abundance of wildlife, and unspoilt countryside. The terrain is varied as the walk goes through farm lanes and forest tracks. It’s best to pack your walking boots and a spare change of clothes in your car in case you get muddy on your walk. Unfortunately, the walk is not wheelchair or pushchair accessible.
Wrap up warm and cosy and get out for a walk! The scenery is picturesque, the leaves have fallen off the trees and everything takes on an icy silver hue. It’s even more breathtaking when it starts to snow. We love the wintertime and think it’s the perfect time to try some new woodland walks.