Today is World Earth Day, and to celebrate, we thought we’d put together a couple of ideas on how best to care for the environment while also enjoying a holiday in Ceredigion. Enjoy!
Stay at Denmark Farm.
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre has been dedicated to conserving the countryside – its plants and wildlife – for more than 25 years, so it should come as no surprise that the 40-acre site is a haven for butterflies, birds, wildflowers and dragonflies, to name but a few. For the best green experience, stay in the eco campsite set in a nature reserve, where you can camp in style and use the open fronted kitchen, made from sustainably sourced timber and complete with double gas burner, for food preparation and washing up.
Get here the green way.
It couldn’t be easier to get to Ceredigion by public transport. You can get to the likes of Aberystwyth very easily by train, and can then use transport links such as the Bwcabus to travel along the coast to places such as Aberaeron, Aberporth and Cardigan. What better way to enjoy the coastal views than from the window seat of a Bwcabus? There’s also plenty of information how to get around by walking and cycling here.
As any local will be able to tell you, Ceredigion is home to a wide variety of local producers offering up everything from delicious local seafood to seaweed gin! There’s even a Taste Trail Map which will help you to enjoy link up visits to several of the producers whilst enjoying a coastal walk or bike ride. So if you’re in the mood for some fresh Welsh honey, or some seaweed cheese to complement your seaweed gin, remember to shop local!
Spot dolphins the eco way.
The only possible way that spotting dolphins with A Bay to Remember could get any more exciting is by knowing that you’re not doing the environment any damage in the process. The company are well on their way to becoming a completely carbon-neutral company (all emissions are offset by investment into sustainable forests), they’ve got a Green Dragon Level 2 award and are an accredited Wildlife Safe operator!
Take the Vale of Rheidol railway.
A blast of the whistle and the hiss of steam and you’re away! Why not enjoy some of Ceredigion’s most picturesque scenery from the comfort of an open carriage and take a ride on the Vale of Rheidol railway? Opened in 1902, the route runs from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. You might even spot red kites and buzzards while gazing out over the green hillsides!