West Wales is probably most famous for it’s flourishing population of Red Kites one or two of which can sometimes be seen gliding silently above the farm.

Lanlas has 8 acres of mixed woodland. In 2001 a pair of buzzards successfully reared 1 chick in the woods. We managed to get a photo of ‘Baby Buzz’ (left) as she was taking a break from her flying lessons. We’re monitoring the nest in the hope that the pair will return to breed again in future years.

Other bird life that has been spotted on and around the farm includes the pied flycatcher (nesting pair), redstart, tree creeper, great spotted woodpecker, bullfinch, chiff chaff, willow warbler, nuthatch, swallow, siskin, golden plover, skylark, tawny owl, barn owl, pied wagtail and grey wagtail.

There is also a badger set nearby and we have bats (though we don’t know which type) roosting in the outbuildings.

Lanlas is on the southern edge of the Cambrian Mountains and as such offers fantastic walking country either from the door or from just a short drive away. Cors Caron RSPB reserve is only about 10 miles away and Llyn Brianne Reservoir is not much further – the drive up there is stunning, not unlike the Scottish Highlands.

The unimproved grassland on the uplands provide an ideal habitat for many unusual types of mushrooms, mosses and lichen.

Not too far away is Cardigan Bay and the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline where you can see puffins, choughs, gannets and manx shearwaters to name but a few as well as Bottlenose Dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seals and Harbour Porpoises.

Please visit the Wildlife / Nature section on our Links page for detailed information on places of interest.