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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Countryside Events

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Builth Wells 01558 822 243

 
 
 
Horse Event

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Builth Wells 01568 619777

 
 
 
Welsh National Foal Show

Sun 29 Oct 2017

Builth Wells 01559 370529

 
 
 
Countryside Events

Fri 17 Nov 2017

Harlech 01766 780552

 
 

Explore the great outdoors ...

Sailing

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.

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.

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 ...

Lounge Bar

The Wynnstay

Machynlleth

The Wynnstay Machynlleth is a charming old Coaching Inn. The restaurant appeals to gourmets, hungry locals and travellers. Open fires, log stoves, excellent wines and real ales. "This one is different", said Martin Bright in The Observer.

Hotel with 23 rooms, £65-£115 prpnb

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-£615 pupw sleeps 4-6

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, £100-£1500 prpn, £5-£668 prpnb

Bryniau Golau

Bryniau Golau

Bala

Bryniau Golau is set on a tranquil hillside in the Snowdonia National Park, overlooking Bala Lake, with beautiful views of the Arenig Mountains and sunsets. It affords the perfect venue for a restful break, or as a base from which to enjoy

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £110-£120 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, £65-£160 prpnb

Llwyndu Farmhouse

Llwyndu Farmhouse

Barmouth

Llwyndu Farmhouse stands at the base of the Rhinog Mountains overlooking Cardigan Bay with stunning views over the Lleyn Peninsula and just a couple of miles north of Barmouth on the coast of Snowdonia. 2 Family, 4 Doubles, 1 Twin.

Guest Accommodation with 7 rooms, £95-£124 prpnb

The Coach House Brecon front exterior

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, £69-£175 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, £95-£155 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-£1750 prpnb

The Old School

The Old School

Welshpool

Victorian school in beautiful rural setting adjacent to Glyndwr's Way. Large ensuite rooms. Hearty breakfast and home cooked evening meals. Ten minutes from Welshpool and the historic Powis Castle.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £75 prpnb

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

House in setting

Glan y Gro

Bala

Recently opened by new owners Robert & Ann, Glan Y Gro Bed & Breakfast (4*) is uniquely situated on the shore of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) and offers guests a place to find rest, peace and tranquility in totally beautiful surroundings.

Bed & Breakfast with 7 rooms, £65-£100 prpnb

Fedwen Caravan

Holiday Caravan @ Fedwen Holidays

Cardigan

Fedwen Caravan at Tresaith is a Bluebird Charisma with double glazing and full central heating and can sleep up to 6 people plus 1 babies in cots. Located in a private area within the grounds of the owners smallholding, the caravan has sea

Alternative Accommodation with 1 unit, £255-£300 pupw sleeps 4

Fedwen Holidays

Fedwen Uchaf

Cardigan

Fedwen Uchaf at Tresaith is a beautifully renovated and centrally heated holiday home only a few minutes drive or a short walk from the very beautiful Tresaith Beach. The cottage sleeps 5 plus 1 cot with two spacious bedrooms upstairs,

Self-catering with 1 unit, £350-£500 pupw sleeps 4-5

Dolffanog Fach

Dolffanog Fach

Tywyn

Situated at the heart of Snowdonia, Dolffanog Fach nestles by the side of Talyllyn lake and at the foot of the awe inspiring mountain of Cadair Idris. A welcoming and restful retreat, away from the strains of everyday life.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £80-£120 prpnb

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

The Old Rectory on the Lake

The Old Rectory on the Lake

Tal-y-llyn

The Old Rectory stands on the edge of Lake Talyllyn and enjoys spectacular views. Luxurious B&B accomodation. Standing in the foothills of Cader Idris, The Old Rectory attracts walkers, fishermen, mountain bikers & all outdoor enthusiasts.

Bed & Breakfast with 4 rooms, £80-£120 prpnb

Heated Indoor Pool

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

Cardigan

These delightful stone barn conversions offer you beautiful on-site indoor heated pool, sauna & gym. Croft is situated in unspoilt countryside a short drive from the tranquility of Poppit Sands & the Pembrokeshire National Park.

Self-catering with 10 units, £425-£3850 pupw sleeps 1-12

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, £115-£250 prpnb

Gwynfan

Gwynfan

Llandrindod Wells

Boasting panoramic views this very spacious well appointed single storey property enjoys a secluded rural setting on a working farm. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedroom. Sumptuous leather reclining sofas in large lounge. Hot tub and pets welcome

Self-catering with 1 unit, £100-£765 pupw sleeps 2-6

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