Happy St David’s Day from the Cambrian Mountains!

Happy St Davids Day! In honour of our Patron Saint, we thought we’d share with you a few of the reasons why we love the rugged beating heart of Wales, the Cambrian Mountains. Read on and enjoy!

5. The World Alternative Games.
That’s right, Britain’s smallest town (Llanwrtyd Wells) will once again host the World Alternative Games, a melting pot of exciting, quirky and unusual events. Challenge a horse to a race, snorkel your way through a bog or wrestle your opponent to the ground while covered in gravy. Sound like your sort of fun? Make sure you sign up on the World Alternative Games website.
World Championships Bog Snorkelling Llanwrtyd Wells©Crown Copyright (VisitWales)

World Championships Bog Snorkelling Llanwrtyd Wells©Crown Copyright (VisitWales)

4. Officially the Best Breakfast in Wales.
It’s official – the Cambrian Mountains is home to the best breakfast in Wales! More specifically, it was Brandy House Farm that recently picked up the Best Breakfast award for ‘Richard’s’ cooked breakfast. Maybe spend the night in one of their unique camping pods before heading in for a traditional Aga-cooked breakfast including local sausages, bacon, mushrooms, fried potatoes, grilled tomatoes and free range eggs.

3. Our pretty, dark skies.
We know that the Brecon Beacons has been designated an official Dark Sky Reserve, but we’d hazard a guess that are skies are just as dark, if not darker! In fact, the Elan Valley has now been designated a Dark Skies Reserve and is an absolutely beautiful place to stop and contemplate the cosmos.
Garreg-ddu dam in autumnElan ValleyPowysMidScenery2. The Elan Valley.
And speaking of the Elan Valley, this natural beauty is well worth visiting during the day time too! Besides being one of the most important spots in Wales for wildlife, it has a rich history (having been formed 745 – 450 million years ago) and is also fantastically remote – you could wander for an entire day enjoying the landscape and really get away from it all.

1. We make a great woolly jumper.
With four times as many sheep as people, Wales is unsurprisingly seeing new designs and fashions popping up all over the place. Prince Charles himself has been caught enjoying the odd shopping spree at our Melin Teifi Mill, while Llynfi Textiles continues to champion the use of organic wool.