Posted 8th Sep 2016
September is the perfect time of year to be heading to Carmarthenshire in south west Wales. Offering a wide variety of activities, from coastal walks and a cake cycle trail, to apple harvesting, a sheep festival and family fun festival, there will be something for you to enjoy before the autumn chill sets in.
You can view the full list of activities on offer here - and in the meantime we've rounded up just a few of the activities...
Autumn cycling with Great British Bike Off - new adventure cake trails
With the Great British Bake Off back on our screens, the British public can rekindle their love for all things sweet. What better way then to venture further afield to sample Carmarthenshire's new Cake Adventure Trails to explore the country's best sweet spots. Free for visitors to access and download here, the 'Cake Adventure Trails' are two suggested routes (one by bike and one by car) to explore both coast and countryside via some of the finest tea shops, bakeries and delis. Enjoy traditional Welsh cakes, bara brith fruit loaf, crempog (Welsh pancakes), Tiessennau mel and more!
The routes includes a 50-mile circular cycle route and takes in the south coast's cycle paths, estuaries and a linear driving route allowing you to appreciate the Dylan Thomas Boathouse, along with the cute market town of Llandeilo.
A woolly adventure worth flocking to – Llandovery Sheep Festival
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September will see Llandovery in Carmarthenshire taken over by sheep as the town enjoys its annual Sheep Festival. Head down to the town's Market Square and Castle Fields to enjoy sheep shearing, sheep dog trials and wool workshops. This is a great chance to witness some of the country's rarest breeds, watch spinning and weaving in action and jig along to the Victorian dances and British Country Dances - old and new. There will also be the chance to enjoy local food on the Baa BQ, listen to the dulcet tones of the towns Male Voice Choir and watch the ‘Quack Pack’ as they compete with the sheep in their own Duck Trials. Free to attend, you can find out more information here.
Apple Harvesting, Cider and a weekend Glamping at Henfryn Farm
Enjoy the last of the summer sun and combine staying on a Welsh farm with glamping in a bell tent and cider harvest activities - Henfryn Farm on the banks of the River Teifi offers a great taste of the 'Good Life'. Stay in one of the off-grid bell tents to enjoy river views and campfires, collect eggs from the farm for breakfast and you can observe how Teifi Crush Cider, Henfryn’s golden, scrumptiously apple cider, is made on the farm. And yes, there will be plenty of opportunities to sample...
Autumn Coastal Walking at the newly opened Inn at the Sticks dining pub in Llansteffan
The newly opened dining pub Inn at the Sticks is a great base to enjoy Carmarthenshire's walking routes and beautiful landscapes. Over 30 different signposted walks are available across the county and there is a trail that will suit everyone. Located in Llansteffan, Inn at the Sticks sits bang on the 870 mile Wales Coast Path, providing a continuous walking route along the coast.
Round off festival season with The Big Cwtch - a family friendly festival in the Cothi Valley
Make the most of the last drop of summer at The Big Cwtch - located on a stunning lakeside location in the Cothi Valley, the late summer outdoor party started in 2014 and this year's festival will again feature outstanding musical talent, with more than 30 bands and artists performing across two stages. An abundance of award winning food producers from across Wales and tons of kid friendly activities will also be available, including circus and acrobatic workshops, chocolate factory building, a graffiti area and bush craft workshops to name a few.
You can book here.