For outdoor enthusiasts few holiday experiences will ever top a log cabin holiday in South Wales. With its rich history, small villages dotting the rugged coastline, and a full calendar of cultural festivals and events, you need not wander far from your log cabin to enjoy the perfect holiday away from it all. Whether you’re planning to cruise down the coast, take in a few nature walks, or explore the rich history of the region, South Wales has something unique to offer everyone.
If you’ve booked your log cabin holiday in South Wales in pursuit of open nature or adventure travel, you won’t be disappointed: with Brecon Beacons National Park comprising a third of the region (as well as Pen y Fan, Snowdonia’s tallest mountain), you’ll never be far from endurance activities on your holiday.
The area is famous for network of bicycle routes; cycling and mountain biking opportunities are just footsteps from your cabin door. Cyclists can pedal the Celtic Trail for a few hours or a few days. And the new Bike Park Wales Bike Park Wales in Gethin Woods features a full scale mountain bike park in the natural valleys of South Wales, with courses ranging from beginner to expert and pro-level.
A Log cabin holiday in South Wales for walkers
Walking enthusiasts will have plenty to do during a log cabin holiday in South Wales. Those with limited mobility or parties with small children may benefit from short walking routes along easy paths: the 1.8-mile stretch from the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay to coastal town on Penarth is ideal. Those who prefer somewhat longer routes will enjoy the 2.5 mile stretch between Llanwit Major to Nash Point Lighthouse, which takes strollers past limestone caves, wildflowers, and St. Donat’s Castle. And both the 7 mile walks between Porthcawl and Ogmore Castle along with the Gwent Levels Circular Walk around the Newport Wetlands reserve provide a challenge for those who prefer longer distances. For walkers who don’t want to get too comfortable on their time off, the 14 mile stretch along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast offers gorgeous views of the coastline and a fantastic test of endurance.
For those who plan a log cabin holidays in South Wales with history and culture in mind, the region doesn’t fail to deliver. While there are half a dozen castles in South Wales, two are absolute musts to visit. Carreg Cennen Castle dates back to the Iron Age, and it also played roles in the War of the Roses and the Owain Glyndwr Rebellion. Today, visitors can walk about the ruins on the edge of its limestone cliff and take in stunning views of the valley below. Cardiff Castle will also provide history buffs with centuries of Welsh tradition, while entertaining younger visitors with jousting and falcon shows.
Visitors who want to learn about the more recent history of South Wales will enjoy the family friendly underground tours at the Big Pit National Coal Museum, the literary charms of the Dylan Thomas Centre, and the interactive quirks of the Dr. Who Experience. Art lovers, on the other hand, will want to take in the wide range of exhibits at the Newport Museum and Art Gallery and the National Museum in Cardiff.
And don’t forget that when it comes to festivals and events, South Wales is one of the liveliest regions in the country. From Friends Opera Evening at Royal Welsh College, the Heart of Rock and Blues festival, and Moth Night in Cwmcarn Forest – just to name a few – there’s always something happening just outside your log cabin door in South Wales.
The list of things to see and do on your South Wales holiday is endless. And after an action-packed day in one of the most exciting regions in the country, you’ll love heading back to your log cabin to unwind and prepare for the adventures of tomorrow.