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.
Discover Mid Wales with a range of guided tours and trails
Guided walking in Mid Wales
Award winning walking holidays along the Mortimer Trail, Offa's Dyke, the Kerry Ridgeway, Glyndwr's Way and Wild Edric's Way
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.
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.
Explore The Welsh Outdoors with Walking and Hiking
Mid Wales Walking Routes
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.
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
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
Start: Tal-y-bont village green Grid Reference: SN654 891 Distance: Walk A: 10.5 km – 6.5 miles Walk B: 9.8 km – 6.1 miles Grade: Moderate Terrain: Tarmac road, firm tracks, fields and woodland. Can be muddy in places
Start: Tal-y-bont village green Grid Reference: SN 654 891 Distance: 3.1 km – 1.9 miles Grade: Easy/moderate Terrain: Tarmac road and grassy tracks. Can be muddy Maps: OS Explorer – 213
Start: Near Dovey Valley Shooting Centre Limited car parking Grid Reference: SH 806 051 Distance: 10 km – 6.2 miles Grade: Moderate with some steep sections Terrain: Fields, rough tracks Maps: OS Explorer - 215
Start: Ceinws village Grid Reference: SH760 059 Distance: 11.3 km – 7 miles (additional 0.7km - 0.4 miles to Llanwrin) Grade: Moderate / Strenuous Terrain: Firm tracks, open fields Maps: OS Explorer 215
Start: NRW forest car park. Turn R just before Aberllefenni village sign. Grid Reference: SH 769 092 Distance: 8.4 km - 5.2 miles Grade: Easy/Moderate Maps: OS Explorer . OL23
Start: Village car park, Cwrt Grid Reference:SH 688 000 Distance: 4.8 km – 3 miles (with extension 6.6 km - 4 miles) Grade: Moderate (extension energetic) Terrain: Tarmac road, firm tracks, fields and woodland Maps: OS Explorer - OL 23
Start: Lay-by Derwenlas Grid Reference: SN721 991 Distance: 6.2 km - 3.8 miles Grade: Moderate Terrain: Firm tracks, open fields, some boggy areas Maps: OS Explorer OL23
Start: Machynlleth – Y Plas car park On A493 from Aberystwyth, take 3rd exit on 1st roundabout Grid Reference: SH 743 004 Distance: 8.3 km or 5.1 miles Grade: Moderate Terrain: Roads/firm tracks/woodland paths/fields
Start: Pennal village Grid Reference: SH 699 004 Distance: 13.2km – 8.3 miles Grade: Strenuous – A mountain walk, not to be undertaken in poor visibility Maps: OS Explorer – OL 23
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.
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 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
The trail has been re-routed off forest roads. Please follow the blue waymarkers.
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)
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)
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)
|Fri 28 Apr - Mon 1 May||Talgarth Walking Festival at Talgarth|
|Sat 6 May||Big Welsh Walk, Hinterland Challenge at Devil's Bridge/Pontarfynach|
|Sat 6 May||The Bala Challenge Charity Walk at Bala & Penllyn|
|Sun 21 May||Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival at Royal Welsh Showground|
|Fri 16 - Sun 18 Jun||#Trigaron17 at Tregaron|
|Sat 24 Jun||Rotary Across Wales Walk at Newtown/Y Drenewydd|
|Sat 8 Jul||Welsh Coast 60 Mile Trek in 24 hours! at Cardigan/Aberteifi|
Walking Routes on Map
Walkers are Welcome Accredited Accommodation
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
A warm welcome awaits you at Hendy, situated in the Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy Self Catering accommodation on a working farm with the privilege of its own halt on the Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway.
Self-catering with 5 units, £210-£775 pupw sleeps 1-6
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, £0-£1750 pupw sleeps 2-8
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-£750 pupw sleeps 2-6
Converted woollen mill on the Glyndwr Way with En suite rooms. Our riverside walk runs past the vegetable garden, orchard, honey bees, and chickens.
Guest House with 3 rooms, £60-£70 prpnb
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, £89-£525 prpnb
Sea views - 4 star Georgian B&B, Southern Snowdonia, near Dolgellau opposite Barmouth. Beach 5mins walk from B&B, beautiful scenery, The Mawddach Trail, Wales Coastal Path & Blue Lake, & Sensational sunsets. Great Walks & Cycle trails.
Guest House with 5 rooms, £30-£42 pppnb
This carefully restored & extended 18th Century farmhouse lies at the foot of Cader Idris mountain amongst breathtaking scenery. All bedrooms en-suite with superb mountain views.
Farmhouse with 2 rooms, £86 prpnb
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, £48-£100 prpn
Attractive character bungalow set in large secluded garden. Easy walking distance to Builth town, the Showground & spectacular riverside strolls. Birdwatching, walking, pony-trekking, fishing, golf available nearby. Children & pets welcome.
Self-catering with 1 unit, £290-£380 pupw sleeps 1-4
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-£160 prpnb
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, £55-£150 prpnb
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
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
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
The Old School House is situated in the beautiful Pennant Valley, close to the southern edge of Snowdonia National Park, making this the ideal location to explore this wonderful scenic area of Wales, whether by bike, foot or in a vehicle.
Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £80 prpn
A 16th century converted corn mill, peacefully situated, en-suite rooms, residents lounge. Ideal for walking and touring the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Hay-on-Wye. Single Occupancy £40.00 per night
Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £67 prpnb
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
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
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, £75-£179 prpnb