Experience the wild at Nantseren! Spot mountain ponies on a walk, look for red kites in the sky, hares in the meadow - and how about booking an outdoor adventure? Check out these great activities - we recommend booking early, see details below.
Book a guided swim adventure with Kate (Black Mountains Swims) - the official Bluetits open water swim coach! Kate can take you to beautiful spots for wild swimming - she’s a fully qualified and insured swim coach. A half day private session for your group costs £35 pp (min 4, max 10 people - larger groups may be possible by arrangement with Kate). Adults only. (For ideas and inspiration for all ages email us and ask for our Explore pdf leaflet!)
Contact Kate for more info, availability and to book:
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We've teamed up with nearby Arc Adventures - they offer amazing activities like paddle boarding, climbing, caving, mountain biking and gorge walking. See more details here - call them on 01550 740452 to book - just let them know you are staying at Nantseren.
Book a private class for up to 16 at Nantseren. Depending on the weather classes can be held in the glamping barn or outside on the meadow. Sian is trained in yin and vinyasa flow yoga and classes are a mix of flow, fun and relaxation.
Cost: £100 for an hour and a quarter.
Text Sian for more details, to check availability and to book: 07880 686888
See constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers on a clear night here - we're in an International Dark Sky Reserve. We've teamed up with Dark Sky Wales to offer Astronomy Adventures: Stargazing: take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations, find deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. Ideal for the Autumn months. Theres also Moon watching and Astrophotography suitable all year round - please contact Allan directly (let him know you're staying here) to check availability, prices and to book: email@example.com - and follow @darkskywales for celestial inspiration!
Try some bushcraft and forest activities - we have worksheets and ideas in the glamping barn. Learn to map read and try some orienteering, make a wand or go on a scavenger hunt. There's table tennis, pool, board games and books - plus a meadow and stream to explore!
Try birdwatching from your tent, with the Red Kite Feeding Station just up the road! Bring or borrow some binoculars to discover birds and wildlife around you - great for stargazing too.
There's equipment here for getting creative - it's a great place to slow down, observe and express yourself! We can also arrange art classes and workshops for all ages and abilities.
Staying at Nantseren, you’ll notice the cycle of hill farming around you. A blackboard diary in the glamping barn will let you know what's happening during your stay on the farm and locally.
Early spring is lambing time, it's lovely to watch the lambs frolicking in surrounding fields, and you can help feed them too. Shearing time is May/June, with opportunities to watch or even have a go! Summer is the time for the local agricultural shows and harvesting. Autumn and Winter are the seasons for hedge laying, tree planting and dry stone walling.
Hill farming involves regularly moving sheep from fields to common grazing land on the mountain - it's a process called hefting. Gathering is the job of bringing the sheep back to the pens and fields.
Let us know if you’d like to help - a chance to look scary and make a noise!
Learn some Welsh with a guided walk through our fields. Welsh names often tell a story - our farm is Nantrhodyn, which means stream by the kiln. Each field has a Welsh name, which goes back generations. In many places these are forgotten; here we use them everyday. The landscape, local culture and history come to life as you explore and learn.
There are lots of opportunities to learn some Welsh while staying here; we have bilingual information panels, leaflets and books in the barn - it's easy to learn a few phrases. The Welsh language is very much alive in Llanddeusant, give it a go!
nant = stream, brook
seren = star
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