Close to the Brecon Beacons National Park, you’ll find a magical place where a notorious bandit used to hide many years ago! Dinas Hill was the hiding place of Twm Siôn Cati – the “Welsh Robin Hood”. You can get there by using this postcode: Ystradffin, Llandovery SA20 0PG Carmarthensire has many things to do, but this is one of my favourite adventures to date! You can admire the bluebells scattered everywhere in summer and if you have time remember to visit Llyn Brianne Reservoir just north of RSPB Gwenffrwd-dinas. The River Tywi flows freely down the valley and you can admire it on this circular walk! If you’re looking for things to do in Llandovery.. this is it! Like, comment and subscribe and keep up with the adventures here: @emmpire92 @emmashappylist
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My first walk up Llyn y Fan Fach did not dissapoint. Use this postcode for the Llyn y Fan Fach car park: Llanddeusant SA19 9UN The lake comes with a mythical story – remember to watch the video until the end to hear it. Llyn y Fan Fach is a lake of approximately 10 hectares on the northern margin of the Black Mountain in Carmarthenshire, South Wales and lying within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Next time I’ll head up to Llyn y Fan Fawr too! Keep up with the adventures here: @emmpire92 @emmashappylist
In Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, Wales you’ll find an impressively pointy mountain called Tryfan. It forms part of the Glyderau group! Unfortunately it was too dangerous for us to hike on this day due to strong winds, but we did head over to the other side to get the perfect timelapse… Picture album from the day is at the end of the video – let me know which was your favourite. Snowdonia National Park is amazing! We can’t wait to go back – please leave some suggestions, feedback and tips in the comments 🙂 Keep up with the adventures here: @emmashappylist @emmpire92
Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales and one of the highest in the UK! Don’t go to Snowdon unprepared! This video shows you 10 tips for your first hike up the mountain. We passed 3 lakes! Llyn Teyrn, Llyn Llydaw, and Glaslyn on our route. It took us about 6 hours from the first car park to hike Snowdon, take plenty of pictures, a quick lunch stop and to make it back to the car park. We saw all kinds of weather and the conditions changed really fast! We went on a busy bank holiday weekend – so this is as busy as it gets!
00:01:57 – Tip 1
00:02:45 – Tip 2
00:04:37 – Tip 3
00:05:14 – Tip 4
00:06:10 – Tip 5
00:07:21 – Tip 6
00:07:50 – Tip 7
00:09:38 – Tip 8
00:10:31 – Tip 9
00:11:03 – Tip 10
Snowdonia National Park is amazing! We can’t wait to go back – please leave some suggestions, feedback and tips in the comments 🙂 Keep up with the adventures here: @emmashappylist @emmpire92
For day one of three in North Wales, we decided to familiarise ourselves with Snowdonia National Park, in particular Dolbadarn Castle. This was my third attempt to get to North Wales in the last 6 months! The first was derailed by lockdowns and floods, the second… well, you’ll see in the video. Thankfully, we eventually made it and had a great time exploring! You can find the castle here: Caernarfon LL55 4UB There’s plenty of parking around too. If you are looking for things to do in North Wales definitely consider Dolbadarn Castle, right next to Llyn Padarn, Llyn Peris and Llanberis – as well as Snowdon of course! You can keep up with the adventures here: @emmpire92 @emmashappylist
Martin’s Haven, (or Deer Park walk) is absolutely spectacular! With views of Skomer Island and Skokholm island, the place is perfect for a sunny walk in Wales. You can get to the National Trust Car Park by using this postcode: SA62 3BJ It’s really close to Marloes Sands which is worth a visit too if you have time! Keep your eye out for wildlife – especially sea birds! We were lucky enough to have a different kind of visitor too. In this video I show you the four things I loved and one thing I hated about Martin’s Haven, Deer Park! You can keep up with the adventures here: @emmpire92 @emmashappylist
If you’re looking for some of the best places to visit in Pembrokeshire – The Witches’ Cauldron has to be on your list! It’s a collapsed cave near Cardigan on the west coast of Wales. The nearest village is Moylgrove and the nearest beach is Ceibwr Bay. The crater is filled with greeny-blue water where sea waters have eroded soft rocks. This gives a spooky green effect in certain lights! Entrance to the crater is only possible through one of the sea tunnels – it’s an explorers dream! According to local legend, the Cauldron was a sea-witch’s lair and she would consume anyone who ventured in alone! Just FYI there’s no parking near Pwll y Wrach (Witches’ Cauldron) so you’ll have to walk along the coastal path to get there! Cardigan SA43 3BT You can keep up with the adventures here: @emmpire92 @emmashappylist
A magical spot, just 15 minutes away from Tenby and one mile south-east of Manorbier. Church Doors Cove and Skrinkle Haven Beach are special places to make memories! Separated by a giant limestone ridge, both bays are a wonder! To park, use SA70 7SH and turn left at the military base. You can keep up with the adventures here: @emmpire92 @emmashappylist
If this doesn’t make you want to come to Wales, I don’t know what will! Nestled on the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline is a bright, glowing pool of blue called The Blue Lagoon. Park at Abereiddy beach (SA62 6DT) and walk around to see for yourself! This used to be a slate quarry but was abandoned in the early 1900s and flooded to look how it looks today!
00:00:14 – Where to park
00:01:01 – Views of The Blue Lagoon from above
00:01:42 – Remnants of the old quarry
00:03:14 – Where you can jump in!
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Rhossili Bay is one of the best adventures ever! We ventured down the Gower Coast with one objective in mind: Devil’s Bridge. But we came across so many crazy surprises on our way there!
00:00:11 Where we parked and how much we paid
00:00:54 The first surprise on top of the cliff (should I dedicate a video to this?)
00:01:29 The second surprise which sent Diego wild
00:03:55 The third surprise found by the dog
00:04:36 The fourth surprise – best discovery ever!
00:04:36 The fifth – Devil’s Bridge – dramatic drone footage
00:04:36 BONUS SURPRISE!
Right next to Rhossili Beach – if you want to go here yourself, the car park is located here: Rhossili, Swansea SA3 1PR You can keep up with the adventures here: @emmpire92 @emmashappylist
My best friend, Katy is doing something really amazing this month. I didn’t appreciate how hard this challenge was until I joined her one day. You can show your support for her challenge here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/katy-edwards11 She’s doing such a great job! In the meantime, we took Lil Dee the Drone to show off our amazingly beautiful city. We started near the city centre, walked along the footpath all the way to Mumbles lighthouse, stopped off for a pizza at Verdi’s and headed back.
The highest waterfall in South Wales! Henrhyd Falls, Sgwd Henrhyd, stands at 27m and is absolutely magical – especially from the angles we got with our new toy! It’s so magical, they decided to film some Batman scenes here (The Dark Knight Rises). Follow us in this video as we capture the waterfall from all angles and go venturing to find an old, disused watermill. Location here: Brecon Beacons, SA10 9PH Keep up with the adventures here: @emmpire92
Ever heard of the Red Lady of Paviland? In 1823, geologists excavating the remains of mammoths in Goat’s Hole Cave (also known as Paviland Cave), South Wales, made an intriguing discovery: a partial human skeleton covered in red ochre, accompanied by shell beads and carved ivory. We failed at our first attempt but here is Take 2!
I had no idea this cave of incredible archaeological existence was right on my doorstep! In between Port Eynon and Rhossili you’ll find some caves, most notably the Red Lady Cave – where they found remains and evidence of the first ceremonial burial in Europe circa 33,000 BC!
Hidden in South Wales, lies ANOTHER beautiful, sparkling, turquoise reservoir. Goytre Reservoir walk (formally Cwmwernderi Reservoir) is nestled behind Port Talbot, near Cwmavon and with glorious views, is well worth a visit if you’re nearby! (I would say this South Wales walk is also suitable for dogs!) In this video I take you around the circular walk that will give you all angles of the reservoir. Location: SA13 2SH
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Melincourt Waterfall is a really easy, relatively straightforward walk and a sight to behold! It’s lesser known than some of the other waterfalls in the area as it doesn’t fall under the Brecon Beacons National Park. In Welsh, it’s called “Sgwd Rhyd Yr Hesg” – what a mouthful eh?! Nestled in the tiny village of Resolven, Vale of Neath. Postcode: Neath SA11 4AP
Tucked away in deep west Wales is a tiny village with a giant history! The village is Nevern and there you’ll find a mysterious bleeding tree (!) surrounded in mystery. When you visit be sure to see: 1. The Norman church of St Brynach 2. A miraculous 700 year old bleeding yew tree in the churchyard! 3. The remnants of a motte and bailey castle above the village and an ancient bridge 4. The Pilgrims Cross – associated with the pilgrim route to St Davids. It is carved into the rock face and look out for the footprints! Which bleeding yew tree legend is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: DO NOT take any trees from the Kilvey area without permission from Swansea City Council. The council allow only a small area to be thinned on *one day* each year to make way for more native species. We’re proud to say that we were involved with over 800 native species planted in 2019! We want to see the area continue to thrive with a gentle rebalancing of the natural ecology. Kilvey Hill has a wonderful walk with panoramic views of Swansea and Aberavon from the top.
Tammy and Emma go on an adventure to discover a hidden smuggler’s cave in the Gower! Known as Culver Cove, or locally known as Smuggler’s Cove.
Penllergaer Woods, a magical woodland full of wildlife, wilderness and even a waterfall. This video shows you 12 things you can expect to discover on your visit.
I was lucky enough to win an Instagram giveaway of treats, and so I decided to film the unboxing. Definitely go find these amazing independent companies on their social channels.
Tucked away in Pennard, Gower, Swansea is this delightful little tea and coffee pit-stop! The Muddy Mail Room has a colourful history and is now owned and operated by dog-loving walker – Jodie O’Brien. She even has a doggy menu! She supports local businesses too which is why you’ll find all sorts of treats and trinkets sprinkled around the café. It’s close to Pobbles Beach, Three Cliffs Bay, and Pennard Castle so if you are ever nearby you can find it here: 11 Southgate Rd, Southgate, SA3
Waterfall Country is our hidden treasure! Tucked away in the beautiful Brecon Beacons you’ll find heaps of walking trails to some beautiful waterfalls. In this video Emma & Tammy are on a little adventure again and they’ll give their top tips for visiting the Four Falls Walk. This trail leads to Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd y Pannwr and Sgwd-yr-Eira on the River Mellte in the heart of Waterfall Country. More information on the Four Falls Walking Trail can be found here: https://www.breconbeacons.org/things-to-do/attractions/natural/waterfalls/walking-trails
Hidden in South Wales, lies a beautiful, sparkling, turquoise reservoir. Brombil Reservoir walk, nestled behind Port Talbot, and with a glorious view of Aberavon, is well worth a visit if you’re nearby! In this video Emma & Tammy give their 8 top tips for a visit to the hidden gem – Brombil Reservoir! Location: Port Talbot, SA13 2ST
Croyde, North Devon is known for it’s surfing. But on a hot sunny day, when the beaches are full to the brim, you can head out to the peninsula and find some stunningly gorgeous, secret swimming spots. Be safe though and always go with a friend or two : )
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