“One of the best scenic drives in the world”
The Cambrian Mountains which surrounds The Falcondale has some of the world’s best scenic roads in the world.
Sheep and cattle drovers were Wales’s orginal ‘cowboys’ who, for centuries, herded their livestock across wild terrain to reach the livestock markets in London and elsewhere. Mountain roads that once echoed to the sound of horses, cattle hooves and sheepdogs now stand silent amid stunning scenery, watched over by rare red kites gliding gracefully in the skies.
Described by the AA as “one of the 10 best scenic drives in the world“, the B4518 road links Cwmystwyth and Rhayader. Its spectacular scenery crosses the watershed of the Cambrian Mountains taking in the fabulous Elan valley with its dramatic lakes and dams.
Another outstanding drovers’ route is the exhilarating B4343 from Tregaron over Abergwesyn and Llanwrtyd Wells. This fabulous route follows a wild bleak landscape with grand, spacious expansive views across the roof of Wales. On your way over the mountains, if you have time, take a detour and visit beautiful Soar y Mynydd chapel. Simple and isolated, the chapel is a spiritual haven of peace and tranquility.
These two marvellous routes are remote and romantic – perfect for picnics, landscape photography, painting or just plain reverie. Both routes can be completed in one day – an unforgettable Cambrian Mountains circular of about 75 miles.
Add to your stay an exciting guided tour around the Cambrian Mountains with Cambrian Safaris, they will guide you through areas that may be a bit tricky to get to for the average tourist.
Cambrian Safari’s will even allow your dog to join the tours. We suggest that you take a look at their website.