The holiday season may still be in full swing but the nights are starting to draw in and nudge us towards autumn so we thought we’d pull together a list of the very best things about Ceredigion in the autumn.
Starlings at Aberyswyth pier
The seaside university town of Aberystwyth isn’t just home to 16,000 people and 8,000 students but also 50,000 starlings! Making their way to roost underneath the pier every evening in the winter. There is nothing more magical than watching this black cloud dance through the sky with the bright orange sun lighting up the sea. They sure know how to put on a show… and it’s absolutely free!
Whilst you’re in Aberystwyth why not pop up to the Art center for a browse around the exhibitions, galleries or watch a play, have a look at https://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/ to see what’s on.
If you’ve never seen this before now is the chance! The river Teifi starts in the Cambrian mountains at Llyn Teifi before making its way down to the estuary at Cardigan. The picturesque village of Cenarth is a lovely place to visit on any day to take a stroll along the falls. The salmon can be found making their way back upstream to the place they were born, after spending their life in the sea. You can see them leaping out the water over obstacles and up waterfalls, it’s truly exciting to watch! There are plenty of pubs and cafe’s in the area to have a bite to eat, the Nags Head in Abercych is highly recommended.
Red Kites at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian
Red Kite feeding takes place everyday at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian north of Aberystwyth, you can see up to 150 of these beautiful birds of prey come down to feed. This really is a spectacular moment and well worth a visit. There is so much exploring, walking and cycling that can be done whilst you’re there and a great cafe to re-charge at after your adventures. Take a look on https://naturalresources.wales/bwlchnantyrarian?lang=en for more information.
10 minutes from Treberfedd farm lies an 18th century estate owned by the National Trust. The house, walled gardens and working organic farm is a must see at any time of the year, but it’s particularity beautiful in the autumn when the leaves turn orange. You can walk around the farm and visit the animals as well, there is also a lovely cafe called Conti’s, they use the produce from the farm where they can or locally sourced. They are holding a Ceredigion craft makers exhibition and sale of work on the 11th of September; a perfect chance to have a look around. They also have an annual apple festival on the 6th of October to celebrate the harvest of their ancient apple trees. It’s always a great event and a lovely atmosphere, definitely worth a visit; whether you’re mad about apples or not! Here is the website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/llanerchaeron
I couldn’t write this without including our lovely farm, as the leaves turn orange and the berries get riper; the wild birds gathering their winter harvest and the small mammals preparing to hibernate; there’s something so magical about autumn and nothing beats curling up in front of the wood burning stove after a long day out side… that’s what we’ll be doing anyway!
Whatever you get up to this autumn we hope you have a fantastic time,
All the best,
The Treberfedd team.