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Beauty Spots in Mid Wales

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Dyfi Forest

Gwynedd, SY20 8QJ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfiforest

The Dyfi Forest is located mainly to the north of the Afon Dyfi between Dolgellau to the north and Machynlleth to the south. Dyfi is a 6000ha forest - a spectacular landscape well worth exploring.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Elan Valley Trust

Elan Estate Office, Elan Village, RHAYADER, Powys, LD6 5HP, Tel: 01597 810449, Email, www.elanvalley.org.uk

The Elan Estate attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually. Many people come to enjoy the peace and quiet, some come for the wildlife and scenery, whilst others take part in more active pursuits.

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  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (15 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

Cliff Terrace, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2DN, Tel: 01970 617642, Email, www.aberystwythcliffrailway.co.uk/things-to-do

This popular re-creation of a Victorian amusement has been one of the prime attractions in the area since its completion in 1985. The massive 14 inch lens makes it one of the world’s largest camera obscuras.

 
 
 
Elan Valley
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Tel: 01597 810880, Email, www.elanvalley.org.uk

The Elan Valley is an area of spectacular beauty and abundant wildlife right in the heart of mid Wales.The dams and reservoirs of the Elan Valley are situated within an area of outstanding scenic beauty.

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  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Alpine Bridge over river in Hafod

Nr Aberystwyth, Cerdedigion, SY23 3UR, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/hafod

The Hafod Forest occupies some 200 hectares of the Ystwyth valley and surrounding hills.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Crychan Forest

Llangammarch Wells, Powys, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/crychan

The Crychan & Halfway Forest is set in beautiful countryside nestling between the Brecon Beacons & the Cambrian Mountains. Miles of waymarked trails take you through tranquil gorges, along old drover's routes & past cascading waterfalls.

 
 
 
Ystwyth Forest

Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/ystwyth

This is a very pleasant ancient semi-natural woodland that is gradually being restored to its original native broadleaved condition. Fantastic veteran trees and a beautiful display of spring flowers are its highlights. Grid Ref: SN 718813

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Ystwyth Forest

Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/ystwyth

The old masonry arch spanning the road was built by Thomas Johnes of Hafod in 1810 to mark the Golden Jubilee of George III. The viewpoint from the Panorama Walk is one of the most inspiring in Mid Wales.Grid Ref: SN 765756

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Ystwyth Forest

Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/ystwyth

Experience the spectacular landscapes of the forests of Ceredigion

The beautiful county of Ceredigion is bordered by the Irish Sea to the west and sheltered to the east by the Cambrian Mountains.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Cwm Rhaeadr

Nr Cilycwm village, Carmarthenshire, UK, Tel: 0300 066 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/cwmrhaeadr

Welcome to Cwm Rhaeadr or valley of the waterfall. This beautiful woodland jewel has something for everyone. Having won the Royal Welsh Show gold medal for forestry in 2007 and 2009.

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  • Rail station: Llandovery (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests

Powys, SY21 0QH, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfnant

Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Forests are in a part of Mid Wales renowned for its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hafren Forest

Llanidloes, Powys, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/hafren

The Hafren Forest takes its name from the River Severn, the Afon Hafren in Welsh, which takes its rise about a mile from the western boundary of the forest, high up on the slopes of Pumlumon, the highest mountain in Mid Wales.

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  • Rail station: Caersws (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Devil's Bridge Waterfalls

Devils Bridge, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3JW, Tel: 01970 890233, Email, www.devilsbridgefalls.co.uk

A circular walk that takes you deep into the wooded gorge with spectacular views of the 300ft Mynach Waterfalls. A challenging walk that takes at least 45minutes which includes many steep steps.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Cader Idris / Cadair Idris

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/cadairidris

Cader/Cadair Idris meaning 'Chair of Idris' from the giant warrior poet of Welsh legend.
Rugged summits, glacial lakes and a mossy wooded gorge cover over 450 hectares of breathtaking landscape.

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  • Rail station: Tywyn (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cader Idris / Cadair Idris

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article-1356402213067/

Cregennan Lakes are owned by the National Trust, and are situated on the northern slopes of Cader ldris, some 800 ft. above sea level, overlooking the beautiful Mawddach Estuary.

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  • Rail station: Tywyn (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Lake Vyrnwy

Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LY, Tel: 01691 870278, www.lake-vyrnwy.com

Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (20 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AD, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/bwlchnantyrarian

Bwlch Nant yr Arian boasts stunning views from our viewpoint overlooking the beautiful Melindwr valley and Cardigan Bay beyond Aberystwyth.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Radnor Forest

Nr Presteigne, Powys, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/radnor

Welcome to the wood which lays half in Wales and half in England, true 'border country'. This is reflected in the number of hill forts you can see from the spectacular viewpoint halfway round the Nash Trail. OS Grid ref: SO306625

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  • Rail station: Knighton (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
 

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