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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

Builth Wells Golf Club

Builth Wells Golf Club

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Llanerchaeron National Trust

Mon 28 May 2018

Aberaeron

 
 
 
Pont ar Elan Show

Sat 2 Jun 2018

Rhayader

 
 
 
 
 

Explore the great outdoors ...

Watersports

Call of the Wild.

Canyoning

The best way of describing our canyoning activity is white water rafting but without the raft. With our guides, you descend a stunning steep sided gorge by various ways and means!

Surfing lessons Wales

Surfing on Gower

Surfing with Adventure Britain. One of Wales' largest outdoor activity providers. For your peace of mind we are licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. Are you a bit of a beach bum ?

Guided Canoe Trip on the Teifi

Canoeing

Winding towards the sea the deep, tidal Teifi Gorge is a unique environment where fresh and salt waters meet and the species it is home to forms one of the most varied aquatic landscapes in the country.

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking / Sea Kayaking

We’re blessed with some of the most impressive coastline in the west. High cliffs, islands, caves and of course the resident dolphin pod makes our sea kayaking one of our firm favourite activities but we also do lessons in Kayaking.

SUP

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a sport originating in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing. They enable surfers to paddle farther into the ocean than is typical or to paddle standing up as a sport unto itself.

Surfing

Surfing

Learn to surf at one of our local blue flag beaches with trained and experienced instructors. West Wales has some of the most consistent beach breaks in the country, so join us for an introduction to wave riding.

Tubing

Tubing

Enjoy floating down the river Teifi in white water sitting in a big inflatable tube. Tubing is a fun adventure complete with adrenaline filled moments of white water along the way.

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

When the river levels increase, it’s time to blow up the raft and get some white water on falls up to grade 4. 10km of natural paddling on white and gently flowing water taking in the best drops on the Teifi.

Cardigan Bay

Kayaking

Hire one of our kayaks to paddle around the bay. Book a taster session to give you some basic tips. Book on one of our escorted 2 hour tours.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Paddleboarding

Paddle boarding is the UK's fastest growing participation sport.

Cardigan Bay

Sailing

Taster sessions, RYA courses or dinghies to hire.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Wakeboarding

Try Wakeboarding or Water skiing at Cardigan Bay Watersports

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Windsurfing

Windsurfing taster sessions, improver sessions, RYA Courses or hire.

Filming Wild River with Ray Mears 2014

Want to Canoe?

We warmly invite you to hire a canoe and discover the beauty of the River Wye.

Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing and Kayaking

National White Water Centre

The National White Water Centre has over 25 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK.

Canoeing

Canoeing with Adventure Beyond

Canoeing is about fun and journeying for pleasure into the interesting life of a river. We use a few different locations allowing you to choose the right trip for yourself. All of the trips have outstanding wildlife and scenery.

Raft Building

Improvised Raft building with Adventure Beyond

Raft building is a great activity for groups working together laughing and having fun. Making the raft then having a race against another team to see if the raft holds together and who can complete the race in the quickest time.

Kayaking

Kayaking with Adventure Beyond

River Kayaking is a great adventure activity. We offer this activity at a variety of levels in numerous venues, please contact us so we can provide the best combination for you.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding with Adventure Beyond

Stand Up Paddle Boarding SUPing is a great form of exercise for anyone, we head out on to flat water both on the river and the sea. Anybody can take part in this session from the nervous to fearless person, we tailor the session to you.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking with Adventure Beyond

Sea Kayaking with Adventure Beyond is a unique and sublime experience. We are lucky enough to have some of Wales’s most beautiful coastline on our front door.

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 ...

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, £60-£165 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, £150-£210 prpn, £40-£210 prpnb

Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage, Corris

Machynlleth

The Old Vicarage, Corris was built 1875, has been completely renovated in the last year. It has 4 large bedrooms, a guest lounge offering first class accommodation and hospitality.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £120 prpnb

Aeron View Camping

Aeron View Camping

Aberystwyth

A quiet and peaceful site set in the heart of Ceredigion within easy reach of the coast. The site is a good central base for your break and a warm welcome is assured.

Holiday Park (CP) with 69 pitches, £11-£31 ptpn

Aeron View

Static Caravans @ Aeron View Camping

Aberystwyth

Aeron View offers spaces for tented camping, touring caravans, campervans, large RV'S and has 3 well appointed modern static vans for rental.

Self-catering with 3 units, £410-£500 pupw sleeps 4-8

Laura Ashley Room

The Elephant and Castle Hotel

Newtown

The Elephant & Castle has a long tradition of hospitality and our management team and staff extend a warm welcome to you. Enjoying a central position in Newtown, Powys.....

Hotel with 19 rooms, £60-£140 prpnb

Winchester

Staycation Wales

Borth

2 Beautiful Caravans Each Sleeping 4 (1 Ensuite Double + 1 Twin) Central Heated and Ensuite. Llocation on the beautiful Ynyslas Peninsula, on the Dovey Estuary

Self-catering with 2 units, £280-£625 pupw sleeps 2-4

Dolffanog Fawr

Dolffanog Fawr

Tywyn

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

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £100-£120 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, £55-£105 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-£95 prpnb

Cambrian View

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

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

Great Views fro Min y Mor 3 Sea View

Min y Mor Three Sea View Apartment

Aberdovey

Second floor seafront self catering holiday apartment in Aberdovey. Overlooking the beach with excellent views! Close to all amenities. Bed linen and one car parking permit provided and Short breaks available upon request. One pet welcome.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£560 pupw sleeps 1-6

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-£120 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

Afon Rhaiadr Country House

Afon Rhaiadr Country House

Dolgellau

A warm welcome awaits at this Victorian House, set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens. Stylish decor, luxury bathrooms & rain showers, underfloor heating. River & waterfall in the garden. Seating areas to relax.

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £85-£500 prpnb

Rm 7 - Einion House Bed and Breakfast

Einion House

Fairbourne

Scenic Views to Sea - 4 star Georgian B&B, Southern Snowdonia, nr Dolgellau opposite Barmouth. Beach 5mins walk from B&B. The Mawddach Trail, Wales Coastal Path, Blue Lake, & Sensational sunsets. Great Walks & Cycle trails.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £32-£43 pppnb

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, £500-£3950 pupw sleeps 1-12

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, £90-£120 prpnb

Entrance

Penygelli Apartments

Newtown

1 Mile from Newtown town centre. Dog friendly accommodation with an 8 acre field for walking, Great for small groups (up to 4) or couples looking to get away. Barbeque, Fire Pit & Free Wifi

Serviced Apartments with 2 units, £70-£85 pupn sleeps 2

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