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Walking and Hiking in Mid Wales

Mid Wales has an ideal landscape for walking or hiking.  The countryside varies from open moorland, ancient oak woods and quiet riverside paths.  This suits serious booted walkers as well as families exploring the countryside and wildlife.  Moreover, you are never too far from a small market town and a cup of tea or something stronger.

If you want to go it alone, there are many marked walking routes including the long distance routes of the Offa's Dyke, Ceredigion Coast Path and Glyndwr's Way.  In contrast for a quiet afternoon stroll, explore a nature trail or town trail.

If you'd like a guided walk, look at the many walking events or book a specialised guided walking holiday.

Discover Mid Wales with a range of guided tours and trails

Guided walking in Mid Wales

Dragon Trail Walking Holidays

Dragon Trails Walking Holidays

Guided walking holidays on the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Coasts with full board in an idyllic country house near Cardigan. Singles, couples and groups all welcome.

Dragon Trails

Dragons in the Beacons

Explore the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains with an experienced guide from a delightful guesthouse in Crickhowell. Short walking breaks for 5 to 10 people based at Park Place guest house in Crickhowell in the heart of the Brecon Beacons.

Walking holidays with Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Wheely Wonderful Walking Holidays

Award winning walking holidays along the Mortimer Trail, Offa's Dyke, the Kerry Ridgeway, Glyndwr's Way and Wild Edric's Way

Town Trails

Mid Wales has many shorter marked trails. Many of these are whhelchair or pushchair friendly. The nature trails allow you to easily explore the countryside; many have information boards to help you identify wildlife. The town trails provide an introduction to the history of the area. 

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Explore The Welsh Outdoors with Walking and Hiking

Mid Wales Walking Routes

Family by the Afon Eden River

Afon Eden Trail

Take this gentle route suitable for all from the visitor centre down through scent-filled woodlands to the riverside picnic site. OS Grid Reference: SH 725 268

Coed y Brenin autumn colours in the Forest Garden

Forest Garden Discovery Trail

The Forest Garden Discovery Trail starts from a blue badge only Pandy car park by the side of the Afon Babi. OS Grid Reference: SH 744225

Lake Vyrnwy

Pererindod Melangell

A spectacular 15 mile walk passing by Lake Vyrnwy, and leading to Britain's oldest Romanesque shrine at the ancient church of Pennant Melangell.

The Ann Griffiths Walk

The Ann Griffiths Walk

This 7-mile walk takes in a variety of landscapes from river valley and gorge through meadow and woodland to forestry plantation and bare hilltop. It follows closely the bank of the River Vyrnwy for most of its length.

Offa's Dyke

Offa's Dyke Path - National Trail

Crossing the border between England and Wales more than ten times in its 293km (182m), the Offa's Dyke Path passes through some of the most attractive landscape.

Family picnicing at Pont Llogel Dyfnant Forest.

Forest Walks

Numerous forest trails. The surface of the Pont Llogel Trail is especially suitable for wheelchairs. Your starting point is from the picnic site at Pont Llogel on the B4395, 3 miles NE of Llangadfan on the A458 West from Welshpool.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian accessible path.

Barcud Trail

The all ability trail which is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, is a circular trail around the lake, where you can watch the red kites being fed every day 2/3 mile / 1.2 kms

Glyndwr's Way

Glyndwr's Way National Trail

The 132 mile National Trail is set in the heart of Wales' breathtaking countryside and is dedicated to the 15th Century Welsh warrior and self proclaimed 'Prince Owain Glyndwr'. Approximately 9 days needed to complete the route in one go, o

Miners Bridge at Maenarthur Woods

Maenarthur Trail

Follow some of the original miners' paths around this attractive woodland and discover the Castle Grogwynion Iron Age Hillfort, the Grogwynion Falls, an amazing variety of trees, and a dam dating from the 19th Century.

Hill Walk

Hill Walking with Adventure Beyond

Hill Walking is a popular outdoor activity that enables you to explore the vast yet beautiful mountain environment at your own pace. We provide you with a qualified instructor to take you out and make sure that your day runs smoothly.

Dinas Oleu Walk Barmouth

Dinas Oleu Walk

The Dinas Oleu Walk takes you from Barmouth town centre through the steep narrow winding streets of the Old Town and up to the top of the gorse-covered hill, known as Dinas Oleu (Citadel of Light).

Cwm Rhaeadr

Waterfall Walk

Go for a walk along the lower part of the valley catching a glimse of the waterfalls through the trees. There are several linking tracks that make for shorter alternatives. Start: Picnic Site

The Mawddach Trail

The Mawddach Trail

The walk along the estuary from Barmouth to Dolgellau is 9.6 miles (15km). This easy leisure walk is suitable for all the family and involves no climbing. A section of the trail has been adapted for people with disabilities.

Hafren Forest

Blaenhafren Falls Trail

The trail has been re-routed off forest roads. Please follow the blue waymarkers.

Hafren Forest

Cascades Trail

From the car park walk through the wooden archway consisting of a pair of axes, their heads embedded in a block of wood.(0.5miles, 30Mins)

Hafren Forest

Severn-Break-its-Neck Walk

The path follows the river and passes through highly scented woodlands of Noble Fir. From the Severn-Break-its-Neck bridge you can look into the yawning gully down which the Severn thunders in its first true waterfall. (1hour 1.5miles)

Source of the Severn Boardwalk

Source of the Severn Trail

A new route to the source has recently been opened. Follow the white waymarkers. When reaching the forest boundary the final section of the Source of the Severn trail is via a stone path which passes through moorland.(7miles, 4.5hours)

Centre for Alternative Walk

Centre for Alternative Technology Walk

Start: Centre for Alternative Technology (C.A.T) car park Grid Reference: SH 754 044 Distance: 7.1 km – 4.4 miles Grade: Moderate (some steep sections) Terrain: Firm tracks, roads and open grassland Maps: OS Explorer OL23 or 215

Llyn Barfog Walk

Llyn Barfog Walk

Start: Snowdonia National Park Authority car park, Cwm Maethlon/Happy Valley Grid Reference: SN 640 986 Distance: 5 km - 3.1 miles (shortcut 4 km – 2.5 miles) Grade: Moderate Terrain: Open moorland, firm tracks, fields and tarmac road.

Borth Walk

Borth Walk

Start: Borth High Street Grid Reference: SN 608 901 Distance: Walk A: 4.4 km – 2.7 miles Walk B: 10.7 km – 6.6 miles Grade: Easy Terrain: Roads, firm tracks, sand and shingle Maps: OS Explorer – OL 23 & 213

Walking Events

Events from
date event
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov Real Ale Ramble at Llanwrtyd Wells
Sun 31 Dec New Year Walk In at Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 13 Jan Saturnalia Real Ale Ramble at Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 24 Feb - Sun 4 Mar Crickhowell Walking Festival at Crickhowell/Crug Hywel

Walking Routes on Map

Walkers are Welcome Accredited Accommodation

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

Parc yr Hebog

Parc yr Hebog Cottages

Aberaeron

Set in a peaceful rural setting and enjoying breathtaking views of adjacent farmland and distant hills Parc yr Hebog (The Kestrel’s Paddock) offers a comfortable and friendly place to relax in style and enjoy time on your own terms.

Self-catering with 2 units, £416-£870 pupw sleeps 1-4

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

Buzzard Cottage

Cwm Irfon Lodge Holiday Cottages

Llanwrtyd Wells

Four Cottages sleeping from 2 to 6 people in gardens and 3 acres woodland of Victorian Hunting Lodge. Light & airy with glorious views down valley, direct access to network of walking, riding and mountain biking paths. Fishing rights.

Self-catering with 4 units, £300-£600 pupw sleeps 1-6

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages

Cardigan

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages are situated in south west Wales approximately 5 miles north of Cardigan. The cottages are part of a 13 acre smallholding nestling in a picturesque wooded valley of the Nant Arberth.

Self-catering with 5 units, £495-£1750 pupw sleeps 2-8

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

Farmhouse

Brynarth Country Guest House

Aberystwyth

17th Century 8 acre property in the foothills of Cambrian Mountains, south of Aberystwyth, near the coast, The Ystwyth & Elan Valleys. Great birdwatching, walking, stunning scenery. Licensed Snug Bar.

Guest House with 8 rooms, £49-£150 prpnb

4 poster bedroom

Ffynnon Cadno

Aberystwyth

A warm welcome awaits you at Ffynnon Cadno. Located in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains close to Devils Bridge and Aberystwyth, a perfect place to explore Mid Wales. Red kites guaranteed & ideal for mountain biking at Nantyrarian.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £50-£65 prpnb

Tan y Graig

Tan y Graig

Welshpool

Tan y Graig is a family run establishment presenting a warm welcome to guests. Situated in the beautiful Vyrnwy valley 1 mile from the village of Meifod and 10 minutes from the market town of Welshpool. Castles, lakes, walking & adventure.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £38 pppnb

Dyfiview B&B

Dyfiview B&B

Machynlleth

A warm welcome at Dyfiview B&B with fabulous views over the Dovey Valley and the Snowdonia National Park. Comfortable, spacious and modern accommodation within walking distance of the centre of the historic town of Machynlleth.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £65-£100 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

Highbury Farm B&B Llandrindod Wells

Highbury Farm

Llandrindod Wells

A delightful home one mile from the Spa town of Llandrindod Wells within the village of Llanyre. Wheelchair accessible.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £35 pppnb

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

Lane Farm Bed & Breakfast

Lane Farm Bed & Breakfast

Welshpool

Lane Farm is a traditional 400 acre family organic working beef and sheep farm set beneath the Breidden Hills. Ideally situated to explore The Marches, Shropshire Hills and Mid Wales. Within easy reach of the mountains, lakes & coast.

Farmhouse with 4 rooms, £29 pppnb

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

Maes Y Mor - Double

Maes y Mor

Aberystwyth

Maes y Mor hostel is situated 80 metres from Aberystwyth beach and 500 metres from the bus and train station and offers superior accommodation at budget prices. Launderette facilities. Lock up shed for bicycles. A warm Welsh welcome !

Hostel with 9 bedspaces, £50-£85 prpn

Aber Cottage Guest House - Dolgellau

Aber Cottage Guesthouse

Dolgellau

Aber Cottage is a 250 year old listed building situated in the picturesque market town of Dolgellau, in the heart of Wales' beautiful Snowdonia National Park. The guest house offers quality en-suite accommodation with private parking.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £80 prpnb

Cynfal Farm Cottages

Cynfal Farm Cottages

Tywyn

A perfect holiday location for couples or families seeking something rather special. Three luxury self catering accommodations.

Self-catering with 3 units, £275-£670 pupw sleeps 2-6

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

Guidfa House

Guidfa House

Llandrindod Wells

This charming Georgian house, set within picturesque gardens, is found in the village of Crossgates, just north of Llandrindod Wells. Bright and spacious rooms including one on the ground floor.

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £86-£145 prpnb

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