Cyclists & walkers friendly accommodation
We hold the Visit Wales Cyclists & Walkers Welcome Award, and are very happy to receive visitors on holiday with their bikes, and walkers with muddy boots!
Feel at home in our laidback environment, ‘kick off your boots’ in our boot and drying room, and keep your bikes safe in our secure overnight storage. There are also packed lunches available on request, if you plan to spend the day out exploring the stunning local countryside and coastline of our beautiful area of Pembrokeshire.
If you need some suggestions on places and attractions you really must see, then ask and we will supply you with some ideas and share our local knowledge for the best spots to visit. We’re pretty good with directions too, and can supply you with a useful local map to help you easily get around. Our local train station is nearby at Fishguard, and as you can take your bikes on the local trains, there is always the option to leave your car at home. We offer collection too, if you choose to visit without any transport.
For energetic and enthusiastic cyclists, Route 42 (Lon Teifi: Aberystwyth to Fishguard) on the National Cycle Network, passes through Newport, with maps available to plan your journey across some challenging ground. At a total distance of 100 miles, it’s recommended you take 2-3 days to manage the route, or choose your own gentler route exploring the hills and neighbouring villages enjoying the breathtaking scenery and fresh mountain air. We’re also on the annual Tour of Pembrokeshire cycling route.
The area is packed to the brim with history, and the scenery is unforgettable. Our favourite is always the climb up to the summit of Carn Ingli, which can be walked to from our doorstep in a morning, for spectacular views across Newport Bay and Dinas Island. Known as ‘Bluestone country’ because of its connection with the origin of the Stonehenge bluestones, the whole Preseli mountain range stretches from Dinas Island, Cardigan Bay to Frenni Fach, near Crymych approximately 13 miles (20 km) to the east. The ancient 8-mile (13 km) track along the top of the range known as the Golden Road is one of the finest high ground walking ways in Wales, with views as far as Ireland, into South Wales, and across Cardigan Bay towards Snowdonia. You can find traces of ancient civilisations, with Pentre Ifan, the largest and best preserved neolithic dolmen in Wales, worth a visit being only 3 miles (5 km) to the east of Newport.
The 186 miles of breathtaking Pembrokeshire Coast Path offer a change of scenery, some fresh sea air, and the chance to spot some local wildlife. For a wonderfully wild journey walk along the coast to the north from Newport via the impressive Witches Cauldron at secluded Ceibwr Bay, towards Cemaes Head and the stunning Poppit Sands and Teifi Estuary. A gentler route to the south starts from Newport Parrog towards the beautiful beach of Pwllgwaelod, then Dinas Island and Cwm yr Eglwys. Our excellent local bus service the Poppit Rocket operates along the coast, allowing you explore further, and walk the Coast Path in one direction if you wish without having to retrace your steps.
Please call us on 01239 820008 or contact us if you would like any more information on our facilities for cyclists and walkers, and our special cycling and walking holidays in Pembrokeshire. We’re really looking forward to hearing from you soon.