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Leisure and Outdoor Activities in Mid Wales

Mid Wales is the perfect place to experience country life and the great outdoors.

The region offers a wide choice of outdoor activities and countryside events including pony trekking in the hills, try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, bird watching in one of the region's many nature reserves, fishing in one of our rivers and lakes, or perhaps a leisurely round of golf.

Walking and hiking trails can be found throughout the region including long distance national trails, Wales Coast Path of nature trails in and around one of the many Mid Wales' forests, lakes, canals or rivers.  

Whatever outdoor leisure pursuits you're interested in, you can tick them off your holiday wish-list in Mid Wales.  

 

 

 

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Plenty of leisure activities to enjoy ...

Golf

Llandrindod Wells Golf Club

Llandrindod Wells Golf Club

The course was designed by six times open champion Harry Vardon, and altered some years later by James Braid, to produce, essentially, the superb course of 18 challenging holes, almost 5800 yards in length (par 69), that you see today.

Fairbourne Golf Club

Fairbourne Golf Club

The Golf Club is a Community Project with a 1,000 yard hole par 3 lcourse set in an idyllic location and open to the general public. It is challenging enough for the old hands, but not too daunting for beginners.

Cradoc Golf Club

Cradoc Golf Club

A challenging parkland course near the handsome old market town of Brecon. Magnificent views of the Brecon Beacons from the ninth tee.

Cilgwyn Golf Club

Cilgwyn Golf Club

This nine-hole course sits in a secluded valley and is very picturesque. It's a flat parkland lay-out but the trees, ponds and streams give you plenty to think about as you try and plot your way around the course.

Builth Wells Golf Club

Builth Wells Golf Club

Picturesque, easy walking parkland golf course, 18 holes, a good golfing test for all abilities.

Cardigan Golf Club

Cardigan Golf Club

Cardigan Golf Club is one of the most startling of the unsung courses of Wales and is to be found high on a hill overlooking the Teifi Estuary at Gwbert, 2 miles from Cardigan.

Parc Penrhos

Parc Penrhos

Parc Penrhos is a family owned leisure & holiday complex with accommodation, restaurant & golf club with immaculate 18 hole course & 9 hole academy course situated between Aberystwyth & Aberaeron.

Horse Riding

Accredited Centres across Mid Wales for all ages and abilities. Great riding in stunning coast and countryside with treks and hacks on waymarked trails to suit your experience.

Horse Riding in Mid Wales

Countryside Events

Mother and daughter using 'puffin' binoculars

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jul 2017

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Llanerchaeron National Trust

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Trotian / Trotting

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Sioe Dyffryn Teifi / Tivyside Show

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Explore the great outdoors ...

Sailing

Dolphin Survey Boat Ride

Dolphin Survey Boat Trips

Join us as we survey the Bottlenose Dolphins of Cardigan Bay. Research funded by the paying public.

The New Brecon Boathouse

Brecon Boathouse

Brecon boathouse is a picturesque site situated on the River Usk, in the shadows of the Brecon Beacons. It has existed as a boathouse since the early 1900's.

Cardigan Bay

Sailing

Taster sessions, RYA courses or dinghies to hire.

Bala Watersports

Boat Hire

Bala Adventure and Watersports is one of the UK’s top specialists in outdoor activity, on water and land. A range of boats and equipment available for hire including kayaks, canoes, row boats, Dart 16, Wayfarers and windsurfers.

New Quay Boat Trips

Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips

One and two hour Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips daily along the beautiful Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coast, enjoy breathtaking views of west Wales and possibly encounter dolphins porpoise and grey seals on our large safe boats.

Bottlenose dolphin flipping a fish

Wildlife Spotting

Exhibiting unique rake marks & nicks, the fin is like a finger print & in Cardigan Bay this form of identification is carried out by the SeaWatch Foundation from our vessels. There are approximately 250 identified dolphins in Cardigan Bay!

Haimwood Shooting Ground

Get expert tuition and lessons on how to handle and fire shotguns and how to improve your clay shooting technique

Caer Beris Fishing Courses

There are some fine fishing opportunities. First class trout and grayling fish, quality coarse fish and even salmon run along our Mid Wales rivers.

Cast your fishing rod in rivers, lakes, reservoirs, or sea-fishing trips on the coast.

And plenty of places to stay ...

Seven Stars Lodge Spa Hot Tub

Seven Stars Self-Catering

Llandrindod Wells

A contemporarily,converted 1700's oak framed barn. Modern open plan and minimalist style on the inside, traditionally timber-clad on the outside. The Seven Stars Lodge stands under big skies, between a mighty ridge and the Elan Valleys.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £440-£630 pupw sleeps 1-4

The Vulcan Lodge

The Vulcan Lodge

Rhayader

Vulcan Lodge Cottages - created by the imaginative conversion of an 18th century country inn into 5 luxury cottages. They are spacious, full of character and have a high specification which brings luxury and style,

Self-catering with 5 units, £280-£840 pupw sleeps 2-6

Richmond Hotel

The Richmond

Aberystwyth

The Richmond boasts the prime seafront location on the main Aberystwyth Promenade overlooking Cardigan Bay and is at the heart of town. All room have ensuite facilities. The hotel has its own large private car park.

Guest Accommodation with 15 rooms, £0-£105 prpnb

Penbontbren Farm Hotel

Penbontbren Boutique B&B

Cardigan

The definitive luxury bed and breakfast with home comforts and more. An Ideal base for a short break or long holiday near the West Wales coast.

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £105-£155 prpnb

Lounge in Cottage with original floorboards

Old Railway Cottage

Presteigne

Railway Cottage has been restored from the ticket office on the old railway station at New Radnor. Set in beautiful countryside, it is an ideal base for walking, biking or exploring Mid Wales. Good food served locally, village shop nearby.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £380-£530 pupw sleeps 1-4

Coach House

Gogarth Hall Farm Holidays

Aberdovey

4 Self-catering cottages on a working farm between Machynlleth & Aberdyfi. Gogarth Hall Farm and its tranquillity offers Barn Owls, Bats and Kites a safe haven, thus the farm has won the Countryside Caretakers Award for conservation.

Self-catering with 5 units, £150-£600 pupw sleeps 4-6

Old Mill

Old Mill

Brecon

A 16th century converted corn mill, peacefully situated, en-suite rooms, residents lounge. Ideal for walking and touring the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Hay-on-Wye. Single Occupancy £40.00 per night

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £67 prpnb

Cwm Irfon Lodge Holiday Cottages

Cwm Irfon Lodge Holiday Cottages

Llanwrtyd Wells

Four Cottages sleeping from 2 to 6 people in gardens and 3 acres woodland of Victorian Hunting Lodge. Light & airy with glorious views down valley, direct access to network of walking, riding and mountain biking paths. Fishing rights.

Self-catering with 4 units, £300-£600 pupw sleeps 1-6

Farmhouse

Brynarth Country Guest House

Aberystwyth

17th Century 8 acre property in the foothills of Cambrian Mountains, south of Aberystwyth, near the coast, The Ystwyth & Elan Valleys. Great birdwatching, walking, stunning scenery. Licensed Snug Bar.

Guest House with 8 rooms, £55-£150 prpnb

The relaxing garden at Bodiwan B&B, Bala, Gwynedd

Bodiwan

Bala

Bodiwan is located in Bala a short walk from local shops, restaurants and the lake. This grade II listed historic building is run by Mark and Sarah as a modern, friendly, family bed and breakfast.

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £65-£105 prpnb

Dolffanog Fawr

Dolffanog Fawr

Tywyn

Dolffanog Fawr offers truly luxurious accommodation in the heart of Snowdonia.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £100-£120 prpnb

4 poster bedroom

Ffynnon Cadno

Aberystwyth

A warm welcome awaits you at Ffynnon Cadno. Located in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains close to Devils Bridge and Aberystwyth, a perfect place to explore Mid Wales. Red kites guaranteed & ideal for mountain biking at Nantyrarian.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £50-£65 prpnb

Guest Bedroom

Llangoed Hall

Brecon

Llangoed Hall Hotel is set within 17 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the 'home from home' that you would expect from your 'best friend's Country House'.

Country House Hotel with 25 rooms, £99-£1750 prpnb

Hendy Farm Cottages

Hendy Farm Cottages

Tywyn

A warm welcome awaits you at Hendy, situated in the Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy Self Catering accommodation on a working farm with the privilege of its own halt on the Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway.

Self-catering with 5 units, £210-£775 pupw sleeps 1-6

The Wynnstay Hotel

The Wynnstay

Machynlleth

"This one is different", said Martin Bright in The Observer. Friendly, quirky, charming, The restaurant appeals to gourmets and hungry locals and travellers. Open fires, log stoves. Excellent wines. Real ales. Please book via hotel website

Hotel with 20 rooms, £65-£115 pppnb

Wyevale

Wyevale

Builth Wells

Attractive character bungalow set in large secluded garden. Easy walking distance to Builth town, the Showground & spectacular riverside strolls. Birdwatching, walking, pony-trekking, fishing, golf available nearby. Children & pets welcome.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £290-£380 pupw sleeps 1-4

The Coach House

The Coach House

Brecon

Coach houses were traditionally warm and welcoming places. This particular example is one of a new breed, offering contemporary townhouse accommodation. The Coach house is one of only 2% in the country that hold the five star GOLD award

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £75-£175 prpnb

Dolforwyn Hall

Dolforwyn Hall

Newtown

Comfortable Country House style B&B overlooking the Severn Valley. All rooms en-suite. Timber framed licenced dining room, guest lounge, sun terrace, winter log fires, ample parking

Bed & Breakfast with 8 rooms, £40 pppnb

Tan y Graig

Tan y Graig

Welshpool

Tan y Graig is a family run establishment presenting a warm welcome to guests. Situated in the beautiful Vyrnwy valley 1 mile from the village of Meifod and 10 minutes from the market town of Welshpool. Castles, lakes, walking & adventure.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £38 pppnb

Dolau Meurig

Dolau Meurig

Ystrad Meurig

Dolau Meurig is a cosy cottage with spectacular views over Cors Caron and the Cambrian Mountains. The front door opens out onto a lawn with adjacent decking area for dining or just relaxing with a drink and the stunning view.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £335-£730 pupw sleeps 2-5

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