Even though I live 'in town', the hills aren't that far away. Within a couple of miles you can escape to what can feel like another world of mountain views and even snow, which delighted the boys! When you reach the ridge of Long Mountain, to the west you can see Cadair Idris and the Berwyn mountains, and to the east the Stiperstones and Cordon Hill.
On a bracing day walking across farmland, the views were enhanced by the beautiful stark shapes of the bare trees and the fields were peppered with molehills, which seemed to be prolific.
Quite literally in the middle of nowhere is Trelystan Church (more here) . It is quite a magical building nestled amongst trees in a field, surrounded by more fields. It was strange to see a Church not surrounded by dwellings, but it felt very much part of its landscape and gave a glimpse into the area's rich history.
It was one of those places where you wonder why you hadn't been there sooner when it's on our doorstep.