Where to go – What to do

Cilrhiw is in one of the most beautiful valleys in Wales with many footpaths traversing the fields and hills rich with wildlife, take a picnic and leave modern life behind.

There are many things to do in our local area, here are just a few, along with links to local tourist information & days out.

Many walks can be found by following this link oswestry ramblers Favourite Walks

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant best known as the location of Wales’s highest waterfall, the Pistyll Rhaeadr, famous for its natural arch. Sycharth Castle remains, home of Owain Glyndwr, Prince of Wales.

Pennant Mellangel St Melangell’s Church This ancient church stands in a round churchyard, once a Bronze Age site, ringed by ancient yew trees estimated to be two thousand years old The church contains a fine 15th Century oak screen with carvings that tell the story of Saint Melangell and Prince Brochwel.

Melanegell is the patron Saint of Hares and her legend is from a pre Christian era.

The Berwyn Mountains are nearby as is Lake Vyrnwy and a trip to the sea across the mountains to Barmouth or Harlech takes around an hour and a quarter.

Moelfre Hall is a paragliding centre and also has one of the fastest downhill mountain biking tracks, and hosts National Championships.

The nearest town is Oswestry and we are in easy reach of Llangollen, home of the national Eisteddffod, Chester and Shrewsbury.

Explore the stunning countryside on horseback, 1 or 2 hour guided hacks in nearby Oswestry Eqestrian Centre, www.penycoedridingstables.co.uk

If you are interested in history, we are 10 minutes’ drive from Sycharth the home of Owain Glyndŵr, , the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales.  Chirk and Powys castles with their wonderful  gardens  are within easy reach.

The journey is a part of the pleasure;     A 45 minute drive enjoying stunning  and dramatic  scenery takes you to lake Vrynwy, with its fairy castle pump house,  sculpture trail, dam  and museum.     Walk or take a narrow boat trip over the The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct , the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain, and a World Heritage Site.

A 90 minute journey takes you to the North Wales coast, with its sandy beaches, clean seas and mountain views. Harlech and Barmouth are our favorites.   There are so many places to visit we guarantee that you will want to return again and again.

Wyldwood Retreat is in a premier location for hill walking, gentle ambling, cycling, bird and badger watching, or delving into the many historic local sites.