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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Builth Wells Golf Club

Builth Wells Golf Club

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

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

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Lake Vyrnwy 01691 870278

 
 
 
Countryside Events

Sat 24 Mar 2018

Builth Wells 01745 560 557

 
 
 
Royal Welsh Spring Festival

Sat 19 - Sun 20 May 2018

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Royal Welsh Show

Mon 23 - Thu 26 Jul 2018

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Explore the great outdoors ...

Sailing

Cardigan Bay

Sailing

Taster sessions, RYA courses or dinghies to hire.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Ffynnon Fendigaid

Ffynnon Fendigaid

Llangranog

Ffynnon Fendigaid is an 18thC stone farmhouse set in 6 acres of grounds, just one mile off the main coast road and beaches. Comfortable and relaxing environment from which to explore the surrounding countryside.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £75-£84 prpnb

Gwesty Cymru

Gwesty Cymru

Aberystwyth

Luxury Welsh hotel situated at the centre of Aberystwyth's promenade in Ceredigion. Inviting, fresh and stylish with 8 bedrooms featuring LCD televisions, wifi and Egyptian cotton linen. Seafront terraced restaurant serves local food.

Restaurant with Rooms with 8 rooms, £50-£165 prpnb

Bedroom 1

Penglanowen Fawr

Aberystwyth

Cosy three bedroom farm cottage set in the most beautiful peaceful location with breath-taking views. Ideal for a romantic break or a family holiday. Pets welcome. Free welcome package on arrival!

Self-catering with 1 unit, £270-£800 pupw sleeps 5

Swan at Hay

The Swan at Hay

Hay-on-Wye

As a former coaching inn, The Swan at Hay is full of character, from the original Georgian windows overlooking the garden to the cobbled stable block.

Hotel with 19 rooms, £105-£200 pppnb, £110-£250 prpnb

Llangoed Hall

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-£2000 prpnb

Harry's Hotel, Bar & Bistro

Harry's Hotel, Bar & Bistro

Aberystwyth

Harry's Hotel and Restaurant is ideally located in the heart of Aberystywth, a busy University Town. Enjoy the delights of Harry's restaurant where Chefs, uses only the finest local ingredients.

Hotel with 22 rooms, £80-£1500 prpn, £38-£210 prpnb

Y Beudy

Bythynnod Bryn Caled Cottages

Bala

Three barn conversions with private hot tubs out side each cottage. Perfect country holiday for families and romantic couples.

Self-catering with 3 units, £525-£1899 pupw sleeps 2-7

Bryn Cottages

Bryncarnedd Cottages

Aberystwyth

Bryncarnedd Cottages are located 1 mile from Aberystwyth’s town center. Nestled in the immediate countryside at the top of Aberystwyth, these cottages enjoy the closeness to the town as well as being just far enough out to enjoy the country

Self-catering with 20 units, £350-£1750 pupw sleeps 2-10

Sunset for romantic evenings.

Luxury Lodges Wales

Caersws

The lodges are situated in a peaceful and tranquil setting over-looking the Trannon valley, Mid Wales and provide sumptuous accommodation to a 5-star standard. Sited on a eighty-acre estate with two wild-life ponds.

Self-catering with 7 units, £495-£1095 pupw sleeps 4-6

Ty Golchi

Helmau Cottages

Dolgellau

Helmau Cottages are situated 2 miles from Dolgellau within the Snowdonia National Park, and just 10 minutes walk direct to the spectacular waterfalls at Torrent Walk and near to Coed Y Brenin mountain-bike centre.

Self-catering with 3 units, £410-£1000 pupw sleeps 2-8

Beautiful Room with Panoramic sea views

Gwesty Ael y Bryn Hotel

Dyffryn Ardudwy

A beautiful small Hotel with a fine dining and standard restaurant snug, bar and conservatory. There are 7 en-suite rooms, 4 with front sea views..

Guest House with 8 rooms, £90 prpn, £55-£110 prpnb

Twin/Double

Penrhos Inn Hotel @ Penrhos Park

Llanrhystud

Family friendly hotel set in 150 acres. Facilities include an 18 hole golf course & 9 hole par 3, par 4. Tennis Courts. Bowling green, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steamroom, fitness suite and spa.

Hotel with 15 rooms, £45-£90 pppnb, £55-£119 prpnb

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, £290-£860 pupw sleeps 2-6

Living and Dining Area

Awel Môr

Aberystwyth

Awel Môr luxury apartments are stylish holiday homes on Aberystwyth Sea front. They combine the comfort of a hotel with the convenience of a private residence.

Self-catering with 3 units, £450-£900 pupw sleeps 1-6

Farmyard gardens next to Granary

Nannerth Country Holidays

Rhayader

Choose from 3 quality country dwellings on our 200 acre farm, set in astonishingly beautiful countryside. Explore from the door, see the wildlife, discover the Elan Valley which joins the farm, relax under the stars in your private hot tub.

Self-catering with 3 units, £259-£903 pupw sleeps 2-7

Bluegrass Cottages

Blue Grass Cottages

Aberystwyth

Set in the heart of Cardigan Bay, Blue Grass Cottages are situated on a small working farm. Tranquil and relaxing surroundings where you can unwind and enjoy the countryside. Spectacular views.

Self-catering with 3 units, £300-£980 pupw sleeps 1-5

King Bedroom

Myrddin

Aberystwyth

A spacious town house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac by the MARINA and SOUTH PROMENADE - sleeping 11. Less than a minute's walk to the beach.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £850-£1540 pupw sleeps 8-11

Granary Cottage

Blue Grass Cottages B&B

Aberystwyth

Bed & Breakfast with a difference - an unique experience. Your own Suite with the breakfast being served therein. Flexible on arrival days and breakfast times.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £50 pppnb

Seascape View Lounge with Stunning Views

Seascape View

Aberdovey

A fabulous ground floor apartment with spectacular views overlooking the village of Aberdyfi and Cardigan Bay. One dog is permitted by prior arrangement at £21 per stay / per week. Wi- Fi included as standard.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £435-£860 pupw sleeps 2-6

Spinnaker Luxury Sea View Apartment

Aberdovey Cottages & Sea View Holidays

Aberdovey

Our Sea View Properties are centrally located, overlooking the golden sandy beach of Aberdovey, sitting on the shore of the stunning Dyfi Estuary, with views of the Cambrian Mountains in the backdrop, what better place to relax and unwind?

Holiday Letting Agency with 15 units, £255-£860 pupw sleeps 2-6

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