4 Places to Do Yoga Outside in Caerphilly This Summer

Updated: Sep 10, 2019


It's always good to switch up your routine every once and a while. Be that trying a different style of yoga, going to a different fitness class, or trying yoga outside.


Whilst doing yoga in your back garden may be the easiest way to make the most of the summer sun, there's much better options right on your door step.


In this blog we'll pick out our favourite spots to try yoga in Caerphilly.


Benefits of Doing Yoga Outside

Taking your weekly yoga practice outside can offer you some great benefits as well. Including:

  1. Daily dose of Vitamin D

  2. Increase in production of dopamine and serotonin.

  3. Reduce stress

  4. Build confidence

And more!

Further Reading - Five Reasons to Try Yoga Outside


So, let’s get into it, these are my top places to try yoga outside in Caerphilly.



1. Cwmcarn Forest Drive


Image Source: Caerphilly Observer


Cwmcarn forest is great for anyone who loves the outdoors. From mountain biking, glamping pods to a nice spot for afternoon tea.


It's the perfect place to find a nice spot and practice some yoga. You'll be surrounded by beautiful green trees, birds chirping away and the sound of the wind blowing. Sounds good right?


For more information visit - https://www.visitcaerphilly.com/posts/cwmcarn-forest


2. Sirhowy Valley Country Park



Image Source: Sygic Travel


Sirhowy Valley Country Park is a great base for walking or cycling.


You can cycle in safety along route 47 of the National Cycleway to Parc Penallta and beyond in the west or south to Newport.


Again, along these paths are some ideal locations to try a yoga routine. Just start walking and find a nice quiet stop you feel comfortable enough to start.


And if you need more convincing just check out these TripAdvisor reviews.

For more information visit

https://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/countryside/parks/sirhowy-valley


3. Caerphilly Castle


Image Source: Wikipedia


The castle and its ground make up an impressive 30-acre site, and is Wales’ largest and Britain’s second largest castle behind Windsor.


This medieval fortress was built mainly between 1268 and 1271 by Gilbert de Clare.

There's always lots going on around here, so if you don't feel that comfortable doing yoga with a lot of people around this spot may not be for you.


Festival season is in full swing so it's also worth checking out what events are happening as you don't want to turn up and have no space.


As you can see below there are lots of areas you could pitch up and start your yoga routine. Any spot you pick will be surrounded by beautiful scenery!


For more information visit

https://www.visitcaerphilly.com/posts/caerphilly-castle


4. Pen-y-Fan Pond



Image Source: TripAdvisor


Another perfect spot to try yoga at during the summer. Pen-y-fan Pond is one of the last remaining canal feeder reservoirs in Wales.


It’s a very popular summertime family destination so be prepared to practice in the eyeline of others. The space offers great flat, open spaces to practice in. You might also spot the odd picnic, kite flying, or take groups enjoying a nice walk.


There’s plenty of on site parking as well so that’s another thing you don’t have to worry about.


For more information visit

https://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/countryside/parks/pen-y-fan-pond


Get outside in the sunshine!

If you think there are any other hidden gems that I’ve missed please leave a comment below with your recommendation.


If you like the idea of doing yoga outside, and like the spots above, get out there and just try it!

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