Blogs

The Wardens’ Blog – The Butterfly House

Today we visited the Magic of Life Butterfly House which is only about 20 minutes’ drive from the campsite.

Whilst the house itself isn’t huge, it is jam-packed full of beautiful butterflies and exotic plants with the emphasis being on education and conservation (it’s an environmental charity run by botanists) allowing you to get up close to the butterflies and learn more about them. There’s even a chance to hold the butterflies if you are lucky, and care is taken to ensure both adults and children learn the best way to do so without damaging their wings.

To make the most of your trip, it’s well worth having a chat with one of the staff who can tell you loads about the insects, the plants and the story behind the house and its beginnings. We were lucky enough to have a good long talk with Neil, the founder, a passionate botanist and fascinating person to listen to about his travels, his studies and where the butterflies come from.

A perfect place to visit on a rainy day, you can also visit the Rheidol Power Station Visitor Centre which is just a few minutes away.

Ruth & Christian

Butterfly House, Ceredigion


The Wardens’ Blog – Ynyslas Beach

One of our first day trips was to seek out a nearby beach, and Ynyslas did not disappoint.

Even on a cold, grey, windy day we loved the vast stretches of sand and the awesome dune walk. Just a few mins north of Borth it’s really easy and quick to get to from Devil’s Bridge and it’s one of the beaches where you can let dogs off lead too.

We are looking forward to some sunnier warmer days for some more beach time later in the year!

Ruth & Christian

 Ynyslas Beach, Ceredigion

 


The Wardens’ Blog – Campsite Walks

One late afternoon on a clear sunny day we decided to explore on our doorstep and go for a walk up the hill behind the campsite….

There are various walking trails around the site, a map is available from reception (worth checking out as we got a little lost along the way without one!). Depending on which way you go it can be a little steep at times but the views from the top of the hill are absolutely incredible. You can see the whole of the caravan park and the hills surrounding the land in every direction whilst taking in the beautiful sunset.

Another day we hopped along a trail from the lower part of the caravan park through the woods to the stream and explored along the path, made extra pretty by all the bluebells starting to bloom. We continued along the path, across a small bridge and onto the road heading back into the village. A lovely easy circular route.

We can’t believe all this is in our backyard! If you want to find out more, just pop into reception and ask us for ideas and a map.

Ruth & Christian

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The Wardens’ Blog – Devil’s Bridge Falls

For our first day off we chose to visit the Devil’s Bridge Falls, with it being only a 3 minute walk from the campsite it was an easy choice!

Well worth a visit the walk and falls are absolutely stunning, as long as you can manage lots of stairs going down and lots of stairs going up! Make sure you wear sensible footwear and take some water with you to keep you energised along the 45 minute route and you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the falls and the local scenery.

Its worth doing the shorter Punchbowl tour too, to get close up views of the 3 bridges and feel the power of the water speeding underneath your feet.

We love that we are living so close to such an awesome bit of natural beauty!

Ruth & Christian

Devil's Bridge Stairs, CeredigionDevil's Bridge WaterfallsDevil's Bridge Waterfalls


The Wardens’ Blog – Hello! from the new wardens

March 25th 2017

Hello from the new wardens!

We arrived today and are keen to learn the ropes whilst also discovering all about the local area. We thought we would keep you updated on all our adventures and discoveries here on the Woodlands blog. Having never been to Wales before, we can’t wait to spend our days off exploring! Follow us here for our updates and handy hints. (And feel free to leave comments with your suggestions of the best things to visit!)

Ruth & Christian



4 Star Park

The Visit Wales inspectors visited the park yesterday and we are pleased to say that we have been graded as a four star touring and camp site again for this year.



Red Kite Challenge 2016

30th April 2016

Leaves from the Woodlands Caravan Park

First race leaves at 11.00am, walkers to leave at 11.30am, start of half marathon 1.00pm

Good luck to everyone taking part.

We hope to see lots of supporters to cheer everyone on.


Easter Egg and Spoon Race 2016

Despite the rainy weather the Easter Eggs and Spoon race went ahead.  Everybody enjoyed their Easter eggs at the end of the race.  Well done to everyone who took part.