Snoozing in front of the woodburner, sweating it out in the sauna, drinking welsh beers in the Bwthyn, eating delicious food in the lodge and staring into middle distance. Exhausting.
Meanwhile, for the super energetic, all around us are fantastic walks and beaches. Below are a small selection of our favourites.



Walk to the sea high on the cliff top plateau of Ynys Lochtyn. A moderately easy walk with great views and big cliffs. 
Walk time 1-2 hours Drive from fforest 30 mins /Manorafon 5mins Start At the back of Llangrannog beach and go right up the cliff path, follow it all the way along and head down onto the spit.  Notes Fish and chips when you get back to Llangrannog


Short walk from Manorafon/ Penbryn. spectacular coastal walk, with one of the most beautiful secluded beaches we know, Traeth Bach, usually known as the secret beach, at mid point. difficult scamble down, but worth it.
Walk time 45 mins Drive from fforest 25 mins /Manorafon 2mins Start Penbryn car park, head towards beach, then footpath past farmyard immediately on the right up to the hills.  Notes great cafe, The Plwmp Tart, in Penbryn carpark


Spectacular high level walk with sheer drops and fascinating rock formations. the witches cauldron at the end of the walk is a towering collapsed cavern into which you can swim or canoe (both easily)  favourite spot for seals. Take care with young children.
Walk time 1-2 hours
Drive from fforest 20 mins /Manorafon 30mins
Start in the village of Moylegrove, follow footpath signs for Ceibwr beach and from there head west on the coast path.  Notes favourite spot for seals.


Remote beautiful walk following the route of Afon Soden down through the wooded valley of to the a little stony cove on the sea.  return over hill tracks via the farmstead of Pen y Graig, then by road back to St, Tysilios
Walk time 2-3 hours Drive from fforest 30 mins /Manorafon 5mins Start  St Tysilios church.   Notes extend the walk a little west and take in the remains of iron age settlement at Castell Bach


The wildlife boardwalk (otter trail) is really an adjunct to the fforest gorge walk, out through the reed beds, great walk and fantastic jogging route from fforest or Cardigan. to see a map of the two/combined routes click here
Walk time 30mins Drive from fforest 2 mins /Manorafon 25mins Start At the Wildlife reserve car park. Notes make a day of it at the wildlife reserve. for full details of what's on click here


We're always discovering more walks and will add them when we've walked them.
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Walk along the river gorge and past the quarries of fforest's industrial past, past the wildlife reserve and back along the woodland walk to the lodge. Silence, birdsong, wildlife. Beautiful at any time of year. moderate.
Walk time 1-2 hours Drive from fforest 0 mins /Manorafon 25mins. Start fforest Lodge  Notes Ask at fforest about where to find the secret quarry tunnel


Visiting Mwnt's tiny secluded beach and climbing Mwnt is a highlight for many of our guests. with spectacular views all around. 
Walk time 30mins Drive from fforest 15 mins /Manorafon 30mins Start at the national trust car park. From there head straight up the hill or bear right and walk around the lower path for frequent views of seals and dolphins.   Notes The sunset view from the top of Mwnt is something not to be missed.


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