Easy does it: simple luxury, close to nature Ah, the simple pleasures: a tent, a view, a bottle of wine chilling in the stream. The crackle of a campfire where something fabulous is cooking. If that sounds appealing, here are some ideas for getting back to nature, with stripped-down simplicity and the gentlest of activities. B Trellyn Woodland Camping Abercastle A Trellyn yurt in Pembrokeshire by Trellyn Woodland Camping This bit of coast between St Davids and Fishguard is the wildest in Wales, much of it only accessible by tiny lanes or on foot, and Trellyn’s yurts, tipis, domes and secluded pitches blend almost invisibly into the landscape. The ethos is determinedly eco-friendly, but somehow manages to be absurdly luxurious: wood-fired sauna, anyone? Or fresh lobster and crab delivered to your tent by the owners’ son? Marvellous. Canoeing the Teifi Gorge Canoeing along the Teifi, Pembrokeshire by The deep, tidal Teifi Gorge was carved out of the slate hill by a glacier, which left behind an aquatic wildlife heaven and the ideal place for safe, gentle river paddling in open canoes for people of all ages and abilities. As the river flows lazily past ancient woodland, watch out for peregrine falcons, kingfishers, dragonflies, salmon and sewin (as we call sea trout in Wales). More canoeing operators in West Wales C Caerfai, St David’s Caerfai Farm, Pembrokeshire by Caerfai Farm Caerfai has one of the best locations in Wales: right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, with its own little beach, and 10 minutes’ walk from the cathedral town of St David’s. Carfai’s farm shop stocks their own organic produce, including home-made cheese. Pitch my Tent, Gower A bell tent from Pitch My Tent, Gower by Pitch My Tent For those looking for the ultimate hassle free-camping option, the folks at family run outfit Pitch my Tent do all the hard and sweaty work before your arrival; setting up your luxury bell tent at the campsite of your choice. Covering Gower and surrounding areas, all that’s left to do is relax and soak in your surroundings. You’ll be transported away from the rat race and at peace with the world again, in no time. Bliss. More alternative accommodation in Wales Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Gay Wales: where to stay The door’s open everywhere in Wales, but here are a few places we like. Gay Wales: where to stay The door’s open everywhere in Wales, but here are a few places we like. Wales' must-ride trails From riverside rides to thrilling forest trails, Wales is a great place to bring your bike. Where to find dark skies The Welsh coasts and countryside have many dark sky hideouts that come alive at night Walks in North Wales Explore the soaring mountains and refreshing coastal walks of North Wales. Wild winter in the north Ravens, choughs, baby seals – and hundreds of thousands of wintering birds.