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Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AD, Tel: 01970 890 453, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/bwlchnantyrarian

This waymarked trail named after a local hill (Mynydd March or Horse Mountain) is a great introduction to horse riding in the Cambrian Mountains.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Tregoyd Mountain Riders
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityBritish Horse SocietyWales Trekking and Riding AssociationVisit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

Lower Cwmcadarn, Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys, LD3 0TB, Tel: 01497 847351, Email, www.tregoydriding.co.uk

Tregoyd Mountain Riders offer horse riding, pony trekking, hacking, riding holidays, riding lessons, bed & breakfast for horses and riders and livery in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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  • Rail station: Hereford (30 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Caer Beris
AA 2 RosettesTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Garth Road, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3NP, Tel: 01982 552601, Email, www.caerberis.com

Some of the finest fishing in Britain is on our doorstep. The Irfon flows through our grounds and has first class trout and grayling fishing. Quality coarse fish are also caught. Salmon, although now not as numerous, run along our river.

 
 
 
Carriage driving at Dyfnant Forest

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

Hendre Car Park is the starting point for the carriage driving routes in the Dyfnant Forest. Experience beautiful countryside and breathtaking views.
OS grid Ref: SJ 029148

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (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

There are 5 waymarked trails starting from the Penyffordd Car Park.Designed for horse riders but also suitable for walkers.The trails range from the easiest which is the 5 mile Banwy Trot to 16milers for a full days ride.Grid Ref:SJ 033154

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Llangorse Multi Activity Centre
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityBritish Horse SocietyWales Trekking and Riding AssociationVisit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

The Gilfach, Llangorse, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7UH, Tel: 0333 600 20 20, Email, www.activityuk.com

A long established family run Riding Centre offering trekking, riding and hacking to suit your experience amid the foothills of The Black Mountains with panoramic views that are breathtaking.

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  • Rail station: Abergavenny (15 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Lake Vyrnwy
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Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn, Mid Wales, Powys, SY10 0LY, Tel: 01691 870692, Email, www.lakevrynwy.com

Fly fishing at Lake Vyrnwy started in 1818 after the lake was flooded and stocked with 40,000 loch leven brown trout. This reservoir is the world’s second oldest manmade trout fishery.

 
 
 
Penygarreg Reservoir

Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Tel: 01597 810 383, Email, www.rhayaderangling.co.uk

Elan Valley Reservoirs and Dams are situated in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains, 3 miles west of Rhayader. Each of these reservoirs support an abundance of wild brown trout and are also stocked. Fly fishing only.

 
 
Call of the Wild.
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityVisit Wales Activity Tourism AccreditationSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Head Office - Ty Anturiaeth, 83 Church Road, Seven Sisters, Neath, SA10 9DT, Tel: 01639 700388, Email, www.adventurebritain.com/clay-pigeon-shooting/

Clay pigeon shooting involves clay circular targetts. During your clay pigeon shooting session you’ll be given expert tuition and lessons on how to handle and fire shotguns and also how to improve your clay shooting technique.

 
 
 
Llyngwyn Fishing Lake

Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5DS, Tel: 01597 810383, Email, www.rhayaderangling.co.uk

Llyngwyn is a 16 acre spring fed natural lake situated in a secluded area 3 miles east of Rhayader. As long ago as the 12th century this lake was stocked with Carp by the Cistercian Monks from nearby Abbey-Cwm-Hir.

 
 
 
Dovey Valley Activity Centre

Brynmelin, Llanwrin, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DJ, Tel: 01650 511252, Email, www.doveyvalley.co.uk

Dovey Valley Shooting Ground is set in its own wooded valley near the coast in Central Wales, it features a large sporting layout with over 100 different variations offering targets to suit everyone from a complete beginner to the most expe

 
 
Llangorse Riding Centre
British Horse SocietyWales Trekking and Riding AssociationSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

The Gilfach, Llangorse, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7UH, Tel: 0333 600 20 20, Email, www.activityuk.com/horse-riding/

A long established family run Riding Centre offering trekking, riding and hacking to suit your experience amid the foothills of The Black Mountains with panoramic views that are breathtaking.

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  • Rail station: Abergavenny (15 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Haimwood Shooting Ground

Llandrinio, Powys, SY22 6SQ, Tel: 01691 830764, Email, www.haimwoodshooting.com

Haimwood Shooting Ground is situated at the centre of a triangle formed by the market towns of Shrewsbury, Welshpool and Oswestry in the unspoilt Welsh countryside.

 
 
 
Wales Trekking and Riding Association

Sunny Bank, Felindre, Three Cocks, Brecon, LD3 0ST, Tel: 01497 847464, Email, www.ridingwales.com

Accreditated Centres across Wales for all ages and abilities. Great experiences in stunning coast and countryside. Discovering Wales on horseback allows for a truly amazing experience in this beautiful part of the world.

 
 
 
Gregynog Hall
Wales Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver AwardVisit Wales VAQASCroeso Cynnes CymreigSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW, Tel: 01874 711714, Email, www.wyeuskfoundation.org

Gwgia is a man made lake constructed somewhere around 1840 to supply water to the famous Gregynog Hall.

 
 
 
Rheidol Weir

Rheidol Hydro Power Station, Cwmrheidol, nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3NF, Tel: 01970 880 667, Email, www.statkraft.com/about-statkraft/visitor-centres/rheidol-visitor-centre/

Dinas Reservoir and Nantymoch Reservoir provide an excellant angling experience. Both lakes are bank fishing only. Nantymoch is fly only but on Dinas spinning and worming are also allowed.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Wye River

Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5DS, Tel: 01597 810383, Email, www.rhayaderangling.co.uk

5 miles of R.Wye running through Rhayader; 3 miles of R.Marteg, a tributary of the R.Wye above Rhayader; and 2 miles of the R.Elan below the Elan Village. Brown Trout, Grayling and Coarse fishing. 4 fish limit.

 
 
Barmouth

Southern Snowdonia, LL42 1NE

Sea fishing trips depart from Barmouth harbour daily, tides and weather permitting. Local boats cater for parties and details can be obtained from Barmouth TIC.

For more information contact the local secretary 01341 422706

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
 
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