Camping at Fforest, Cilgerran
We try out upmarket camping. And love it!
(Photos © urban75, June 2009)
Lurking in the midst of ancient 200-acre woodland on the banks of the River Teifi, is the Fforest campsite.
Run by Cold At Night, the campsite offers an upmarket camping experience in a stunning part of Wales.
It's not cheap mind, but as a birthday treat (lucky me!) I was delighted to spend four days there. It had a proper bed and everything!
The entrance to Fforest, which is accessed over a Tarmaced-over section of the old Cardigan railway.
The view from the campsite. The small town of Cilgerran - with its three pubs - is a short walk away.
Our tent, which sat on its own wooden deck adjacent to a small covered cooking and eating area.
Dawn in the first night. The sound of the dawn chorus was ruddy deafening!
View from the communal lodge, where we enjoyed delightful breakfast every morning with locally sourced foods .
The old crofter's cottage which serves as cosy bar, with a big fire and lots of local beers.
Inside the cottage bar.
The (ahem) ghost floats by.
Sunset at the lodge.
Misty start to the day.
View of the lodge.
Another view of our tent.
Inside our tent. Well, I say 'tent' but compared to the muddy hole we normally crawl into at festivals, this was like a five star hotel.
Note the wood burning stove which was always fun to start up after four pints of the local ale.
The bed was covered in traditional Welsh wool blankets - the sort that I grew up with!
Not far from the campsite ist he Welsh Wildlife Centre.
The glass and wood building won an award for architectural design in 1993 when it opened, and the centre tells the natural and social history of the River Teifi and Cilgerran. The cafe's great too.
The place is awash with wildlife.
View of the River Teifi from the centre.
We hired a canoe from here and took a canoe trip through Cilgerran Gorge. It was fantastic fun!
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