This area of Wales is extremely popular with those who love the outdoor life, and a quick scan down this list of local attractions – all within easy reach of our accommodation – will tell you why….
Devils Bridge Falls provides 2 walks for visitors through dramatic scenery.
The Hafod Estate offers five way-marked walks, of varying length and difficulty, enabling visitors to explore the Hafod landscape on foot. Approximately 5 miles from Fronhaul. There is more information about this area to be found at the Pumlumon area website.
Cambrian Trailways are self guided linear walks between railway stations on the Cambrian network. These have been developed to promote car-free accessible walks in the Mid Wales area that really make the most of the wonderful, varied scenery and wildlife this unique part of the world has to offer.
Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian provide waymarked walks around Nant-yr-Arian suitable for all ages and abilities. Approximately 4 miles from Fronhaul.
More walks in the Cambrian Mountains are availble from Walking Britain.
This area of Wales has for many years been a haven to the Red Kite, a constant feature of the skies of the Cambrian Mountains. If you want a more definite appointment with this beautiful bird, there are a number of feeding stations in the area where you will be able to witness first hand their graceful acrobatics as they flock to take advantage of a regular free lunch.
A little further afield (approximately 23 miles) the RSPB reserve at Ynys-hir provides opportunity for watching birds that enjoy saltmarsh and coastal habitats.
Gilfach Farm approximately 20 miles from Devil’s Bridge, is a 410 acre hill farm nature reserve, owned and managed by Radnorshire Wildlife Trust for the benefit of wildlife in Wales.
Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian There are 3 main Cycle Trails around Nant-yr-Arian, giving you a mountain biking experience second to none. Approximately 4 miles from Fronhaul.
The mid section of the Trans Cambrian Way are within a short distance of the property, starting at Cwmystwyth you can take up the route in either direction.
If you fancy the challenge of a links course, then Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club offers an 18 hole championship test. If you see yourself more as a hit-the-sheep-and-run golfer you could do worse than try the heathland Machynlleth Golf Course idyllic surroundings with easy walking on a 9 hole course.
Penlanlas Golf Course together with the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings; this 9-hole, 4119 yards, PAR 62 course provides challenging golf for all abilities.
Capel Bangor Golf Course a 9 hole course set in 40 acres just 3 miles east of Aberystwyth.
Aberyswyth Golf Club is blessed with views over Cardigan Bay. Visitors are welcome throughout the week and by arrangement at weekends.
Aberystwyth Angling Association offers both the expert and the novice gamefisher exciting sport in some of the most unspoilt and scenic countryside in Wales.
Locally filmed drama
Devils Bridge has been one of the areas used for the filming of “Y Gwyll”. This S4C production is a police drama set in Aberystwyth and the surrounding areas. It was shown on S4C in October 2013, and was aired on BBC under the name “Hinterland” in 2014. The second series is being broadcast on BBC4 during May 2016, and filming for a third has already taken place.