2020; The Year of the Outdoors.

©2020 by Cambrian Safaris. 

Our Tours in the Cambrian Mountains. Mid Wales.

"Discover the Wild Tranquility"

​A Land Rover experience into the Cambrian Mountains and valleys near Aberystwyth, Ceredigion's Uplands. 

The best tours are a whole day out, but a morning or afternoon half-day can cover a good area too. 

We also offer a shorter 2 hour trip, but be aware - the time flies by!

 

Our aim is to show you places you might not have found and to help you discover places you will want to explore more yourselves. 

Every tour is exclusive for you.

We can take up to 6 people.

Look at the examples below and get in touch.

Half day From:

£150

Wales' best kept secrets.

Our number 1 tour to introduce you to our area; 

North Ceredigion's Uplands. 

Discover steep sided valleys near Aberystwyth, on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains.

Following the footsteps of 18th Century artists, poets and writers, who came to marvel at the rugged landscape when mid Wales was at the heart of the ‘Picturesque movement’.

A forgotten country estate, steep back roads and rough tracks lead to breath-taking views. Remote lakes, isolated farmsteads, Red Kites overhead, hanging oak woodland with Redstarts and Pied flycatchers, forestry and open moorland.

 

Half day, Full day, or 2 hours.

1. Picturesque Hinterland

Half day From:

£180

Reaching parts others dont! "Off Road".

Following a selection of rough tracks in the wilderness of the Ceredigion Uplands, comparable to the Scottish Highlands, passing several small lakes, a large reservoir and ruined farms with astonishing views to the south and west.

Tours start in Devils Bridge or from your accommodation. 

Half day or Full day.

4. Wilderness adventure.

Half day From:

£150

Over 100 old Silver-Lead mines in north Ceredigion employed as many as 5,000 miners and their families in the 1860's.​ The mining ended long ago but the spoil heaps and ruined  buildings are still significant features on the landscape.

If you are especially interested in this subject, please let us Know.

On most of our tours we talk about the mining heritage of the area and try to shed a different light upon the remains. Tours can feature a selection of mine sites, miners cottages, chapels and the small lakes created to supply the mines with water to power their pumps and machinery. 

Half day or full day

7. Cardiganshire's Silver-Lead Mines

From:

£150

The 'Lake District' in the Cambrian Mountains. 

In The Elan and Claerwen valleys, 5 large reservoirs were built in the 1890's - 1900's and 1940's to supply water to the Midlands of England.

We looks at each of the dams, the ingenious Victorian engineering set in the dramatic Welsh landscape. Wooded valley sides, high open moorland, the reservoirs form the 'Lake District' of mid Wales. 

Start in Devils Bridge or Rhayader for a half day or from your accommodation for a full day. 

For a full day trip, this tour can easily be combined with Tour 1 or 3.

Half day or Full day

2. Elan Valley Reservoirs

Full day From:

£280

Catch the Vale of Rheidol steam train from Aberystwyth and join a Cambrian Safaris Tour at Devils Bridge.

The train leaves Aberystwyth at 10.30 and takes an hour to climb the steep side of the valley. 

We will meet you at the other end, take a look at the 'Devil's Bridge' and then continue on a tour of the surrounding area. 

You can either travel to Aberystwyth station yourself, or we can collect you from your accommodation for a 'premium' version of this tour.

The tour includes the train tickets, single or return.

Half day, Full day, or 2 hours.

5. Train and tour.

From:

£150

Join us for a 3 hour trip in the evening. Enjoy a long summer evening in the hills, or a spring or autumn sunset and some star - gazing. 

After an early dinner, or before a late meal, start and finish time is flexible. We can't promise the weather will cooperate so we will discuss options with you the evening before or during the day. Prices as half day tour. Including the option of a train ride on the Vale of Rheidol. (When available)

Evening, flexible timing.

8. Evening Tours

Sunsets and Stars

Full day from:

£280

Drover's roads over the Cambrian Mountains, a remote reservoir and a Gold Mine. 

A single track, former drovers route runs between the lush grazing lands of the Teifi valley in the west and the Wye valley on route to Hereford to the East.

Climbing high across open moorland, plunging into the deep valleys feeding the long fingers of the Llyn Brianne reservoir and passing  through forest.

The tour can circle to the south with stunning views of the Brecon Beacons and visit the Dolaucothi Gold Mine or continue on to visit the Elan Valley.

Full day Only

3. Mountian Roads

Full day from:

£280

Southern Snowdonia

Southern Snowdonia's dramatic ruggedness contrasts greatly with the varied landscapes which our usual tours explore. A Welsh Prince's castle, Mary Jones' cottage, Tal-y-Llyn lake and Railway, The dramatic Craig yr Aderyn ('bird rock') where Cormorants and Choughs nest and up 'Bomber lane, climbing high above the Dyssinni Valley and over the western flank of Cadair Idris with views over the Mawddach estuary and Barmouth. Passing the B17 bomber crash site and on to the Cregennen lakes.

Full Day

6.Bomber Lane.

From:

£80

We love to show you around a beautiful but little known part of Great Britain. No one tour is the same as another, but we can certainly arrange a bespoke tour for you, from any start point within reasonable reach of Aberystwyth. 

Let us know where you are staying - if you haven't decided yet we can help with that, and we can work out a day out to suit your interests.

Its possible to mix elements from most of the above tours. 

Half day, Full day, or 2 hours.

9. Just For You

Pictures from our tours. 

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