This week we were very excited to be invited on a Cambrian Safari Tour – an excursion around the local area (on and off road) in a Land Rover Discovery with the amazing Richard who seems to know EVERYTHING about everything in Mid Wales 🙂
Cambrian Safaris offers various tours and can also custom the day to your requirements. For us he took us to all sorts of hidden spots and back lanes, and a few exciting off road paths too whilst giving as an overview of the local area and telling us all about where we were and where we can explore ourselves. And this is one of the main points that Richard likes to emphasise – his tours are about discovering the area and giving you inspiration for further exploration yourself. It not only works by taking you to spots you may never find yourself, but by his incredible enthusiasm and passion for the region which you can’t help but share as you listen to him.
We saw hidden ways into the Hafod Estate, back lanes around Devil’s Bridge village and beautiful scenic viewpoints round the back of Bwlch Nant Yr Arian and beyond. But we also discovered lots of new places that aren’t obvious on the map at all and places we are very keen to get back to ourselves and venture out on foot. Of course its a little tricky to remember exactly where all of these places are… but he’s thought of that and has a clever app on his phone that tracks the whole trip and records it so at a later date you can contact him and ask him more. He can even send you the whole route if you wish.
And the Land Rover is super comfy too – sure it can do some pretty mean off-roading but its a modern comfortable ride and not a crazy bone shaker 🙂
It’s a perfect introduction to Mid Wales, inspiring you to get out there and discover and explore. But it’s also equally perfect for anyone who has been visiting here for a while and wants to find something new – for sure you won’t have discovered all the hidden spots yet! And if you let him know you’re staying at Woodlands then there may be various seasonal offers on prices.
“If all future sites we visit are as good as Woodlands then life will be perfect thanks for a great time”