2016 – Wales Year of Adventure
Several months ago it was decided that to better promote Wales Tourism (which is one of the fastest growing across the UK) and to give a campaign some focus that 2016 would be Wales Year of Adventure. This theming of future years will promote many of Wales’s greatest strengths. There will inevitably be a focus on activities, events and attractions and on many of the unique qualities that Welsh tourism offers.
Here at Old Oak Barn it is true that our visitors often sit back and relax and enjoy the farm and woodlands on site BUT many do trek off for at least a day or two to do something specific – to have an adventure infact that they will remember for years to come! There is lots of information already on this website which has always had a focus on what there is to DO in this part of Wales. So if you are thinking about your next holiday and would like any help at all in deciding what to do or where to go then please get in touch.
Following The Year of Adventure in 2016 will be The Year of Legends in 2017 followed by The Year of the Sea in 2018.
In other words for next year at least Wales is being promoted as the world’s home of adventure. It is very exciting I think to see it has secured the backing of two massive extreme sportsmen and prominent adventurers, Bear Grylls and Richard Parks.
You can read more about the campaign here
Top things to do in Carmarthen
Besides the lovely beaches dotted around the coastline from Pembrey to Amroth including the famous sands of Pendine we can recommend some great places to visit while staying at Old Oak Barn
Check out this Trip Advisor link which lists the following as being worth a visit!
And we are only a few miles from Pembrokeshire which has so many beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery over the Preseli Hills and lots of popular visitor attractions for children of all ages many of which are open all year round. We know the area well and are on hand to help you plan the most of your holiday in Wales.
These three videos show some great local walks near Old Oak Barn in Carmarthenshire. We have ordnance survey maps to borrow and lots of good ideas of where to go to get off the beaten track.
The first is around Laugharne
The second around Stackpole in Pembrokeshire
The third from Wisemans Bridge to Saundersfoot and beyond.
So put your walking boots on and get walking! You can always pop into Carmarthen to the local Cotswold outdoor shop to buy new boots! It is a great stockist of everything you may need if you too like the Big Outdoors.