If all you want is a relaxing break in the fresh countryside air then Woodland Rise Camping and Caravan park and its surroundings have all you need; natural setting, amazing views, and woodland walks. We often have a wide variety of birdlife visit including; buzzards, red kites and skylarks. Due to its rural location, we have very low light pollution, giving you a dark sky perfect for some late night stargazing.
If you are looking for a full day of activities then we are also ideally located to visit some of West Wales’ top attractions in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Furthermore, we are close to many picturesque beaches and coves along the Cardigan Bay coast including some owned by the National Trust.
Please check before visiting as not all attractions may be open.
Gwili Steam Railway
The Gwili Steam Railway company runs a service from Bronwydd along a preserved section of the old Carmarthen-Aberystwyth line.
(About 6 miles/14 minutes drive from Woodland Rise)
The Dylan Thomas Boathouse
Why not visit the famous Dylan Thomas Boathouse in Laugharne? The place where the poet spent the last four years of his life, writing poems such as ‘Over Sir John’s Hill’. Complete with panoramic views of the Taf estuary and with The Boathouse Tearoom close by.
(About 15 miles/35 minutes drive from Woodland Rise)
Pembrey Country Park
Of all the country parks in Carmarthenshire, Pembrey has the most to do for all the family (even the dog!): Almost 10 miles of sandy beach, an incredible 550 acres of woodland, toboggan run, dry ski slope, laser tag, cafe, and much more. A day out that is well worth it!
(About 22 miles/42 minutes drive from Woodland Rise)
One of Cadw’s premier castles. Originally a wooden Norman keep, it was rebuilt in the 13th century in Welsh stone. Read about the battles between Maurice de Londres and Princess Gwenllian, and Owain Glyndwr’s attempts to destroy it. This castle of concentric design is one of Wales’ greatest. A must see for history lovers.
(About 17 miles/33 minutes drive from Woodland Rise)
Museum of Speed
The Sands of Speed in Pendine has an illustrious history. J.G. Parry-Thomas broke the world land speed record in 1926 driving the famous ‘Babs’. The car is now fully restored after 42 years buried underground! There are many motorbikes also on show. Petrol heads will love this place.
(About 22 miles/40 minutes drive from Woodland Rise)
The National Wool Museum
Home of the world famous Cambrian Mills, this place sent woollen blankets, stockings, shirts and shawls all around the world. Learn how these items are made and follow the journey from fleece to fabric. Visit the restored mills and historic machinery. Best of all, its free all year round!
(About 10 miles/21 minutes from Woodland Rise)
The Botanic Garden of Wales
Spend a day at one of Wales’ premier attractions. Less than 30 minutes from Woodland Rise Camping and Caravan park. Within almost 600 acres of countryside sits a nature reserve, formal gardens and Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse.
(About 15 miles/29 minutes drive from Woodland Rise)
Colby Woodland Garden
Step into Pembrokeshire to visit this secret woodland garden, run by the National Trust. Of their ’50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4′ you can complete a staggering 25 things in one day! Build dens, play on rope swings, meadow games and much more.
(About 24 miles/38 minutes from Woodland Rise)
Another one for National Trust members Dinefwr has it all: A medieval castle, gothic house and majestic deer park. Under the court of Lord Rhys, Dinefwr Park was the powerhouse of Wales during the 12th century.
(About 22 miles/40 minutes from Woodland Rise)
A traditional country inn, with a lovely riverside beer garden, serving home cooked food, real ales and very dog-friendly.
(Abercych – about 10 miles/23 minutes from Woodland Rise (SA37 OHJ))
Our most local eatery; A pub, Chinese restaurant and takeaway.
(Cynwyl Elfed – about 3 miles/5 minutes from Woodland Rise (SA33 6TL))
Another great country inn, with an emphasis on local produce. Well-behaved dogs are allowed in the bar and beer garden.
(Penrhiwllan nr. Llandysul – about 12 miles/25 minutes from Woodland Rise (SA44 5NG))
The Warren was born out of a passion for great food. It is the creation of local chef Deri Reed who has had a lifelong dream to open a restaurant in his hometown of Carmarthen.(Carmarthen – about 5 miles/15 minutes from Woodland Rise (SA31 1PX)