Activities in the area

The Cambrian Mountain region is largely unknown to most visitors to Wales, but is well worth exploration.

Pentir Pumlumon is a community-based organisation dedicated to the promotion of the visitor experience in the region and its web-site is an excellent start to discovering what else to do following your visit to Strata Florida.

The Visit Wales website offers some general guidance as to what can be seen and done in the region.

If you are interested in other historic places, there are a number which can be visited during your stay in the area, some of them closely connected to the history of Strata Florida itself. Several of them include important pieces of historic landscape which can also be enjoyed on walks.

It is an area rich in opportunities for walking, cycling (both on and off road), canoeing, bird-watching, fishing, horse-riding and just generally enjoying the beauties of nature.

The following places are especially worthy of mention and we have given you some key web-sites to allow you to plan your visit, especially if it is over a few or several days.

Regional websites

The Ceredigion County Council's website, Discover Ceredigion, is a good introduction to what the area has to offer and includes a number of walks in the Cambrian Mountains and along the Teifi valley.

Powys County Council' website describes the amenities and attractions of the area to the east in Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons.

At the southern end of the Cambrians is the upper Towy valley in north Carmarthenshire and has land which Strata Florida once owned near Rhandirmwyn. Discover Carmarthenshire has information about this area.

Similarly Visit Wales' website on Mid Wales provides information on the whole of the Cambrian Mountain region, regardless of county boundaries.

One long-distance route through Wales, the Cistercian Way, is based on linking all the former Cistercian Abbeys together as a circle of pilgrimage and Strata Florida is an important part.

Another important history linking together many places in the region is that of mining which formed an important part of the Abbey's wealth generation. A community-based project in Ceredigion, the Spirit of the Miners, provides a web-site giving information about the remains of this once great industry and its remains in the area.

The Walking Britain website describes a small number of walks in the Cambrian Mountains.

Every September the Civic Trust for Wales organises an Open Doors event which arranges for sites of historic interest, sometimes not normally accessible, to be visited by the general public.


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