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Walking in MId WalesWalking in Mid Wales



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

Bryn Walking - taking you into the countryside

Bryn Walking

Bryn Walking offers guided walks in Mid Wales and the Marches. Your guide Helen will plan and design a walk – length, grade and points of interest on the way, to suit you. A gentle stroll along the canal or a 12 mile hike

Tea on the lawn

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Family walking on the Cefndeuddwr Trail

Cefndeuddwr Trail

This is a gently rising walk for all the family and suitable for pushchairs with resting benches at least every 150m. There are no steep steps or stiles. 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

Gain Waterfall

Gain Waterfall Trail

The Gain waterfall trail starts from the visitor centre and climbs over the ridge before dropping into the next valley and descending to the confluence of the Afon Gain and Mawddach with their twin waterfalls. OS Grid Reference: SH 725 272

Walkers on the Glasdir Copper Trail

Glasdir Copper Trail

The Glasdir Copper Trail starts from the small car park and picnic site in Glasdir between the Afon Wen and Afon Babi. OS Grid Reference: SH 716 277

Walkers on the Volcano Trail Caen y Coed car park

Volcano Trail

The Volcano Trail starts from the car park at Pont Cae’n y Coed and visits some of the most remote and highest areas of the Forest Park. OS Grid Reference: SH 733251

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

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

View from the MIners Trail towards Aberystwyth

The Miners' Trail

A moderate walk with climbs and steep ascents. Spectacular views of the Melindwr valley all the way to the coast. 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms

Running at Bwlch Nant yr Arian

Y Fuwch Running Trail

Named after an imposing pair of Bronze Age local standing stones– Buwch a’r Llo (Cow and Calf), these waymarked running trails are a fantastic introduction to trail running at Bwlch Nant yr Arian.

Running at Bwlch Nant yr Arain

Y Llo Running Trail

Named after an imposing pair of Bronze Age local standing stones – Buwch a’r Llo (Cow and Calf), these waymarked running trails are a fantastic introduction to trail running at Bwlch Nant yr Arian.

View over Cors Fochno and Dyfi estuary

Cors Fochno Walk

The track to Cors Fochno is on the south side of the B4353 three kilometres from Tre’r-ddol.

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).

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)

Walking Events

Events from
date event
Mon 26 Mar Powys Ramblers Walk at Elan Valley
Fri 6 Apr Powys Ramblers Walk at Elan Valley
Fri 4 - Mon 7 May Talgarth Walking Festival at Talgarth
Sat 19 May Montgomery Canal Triathalon at Newtown/Y Drenewydd
Sat 26 May Powys Ramblers Walk at Elan Valley
Sun 27 May The Gwesyn and the Claerwen at Elan Valley
Tue 29 May Powys Ramblers Walk at Elan Valley

Walking Routes on Map

Walkers are Welcome Accredited Accommodation


Brynarth Country Guest House


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

Penbontbren Farm Hotel

Penbontbren Boutique B&B


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, £99-£155 prpnb

Richmond Hotel

The Richmond


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

Afon Rhaiadr Country House

Afon Rhaiadr Country House


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


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

Dolffanog Fawr

Dolffanog Fawr


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

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £100-£120 prpnb

Maes Y Mor - Double

Maes y Mor


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-£110 prpn

Plas Bwlch

Plas Bwlch


Cosy Georgian Farmhouse with breathtaking views of the Upper Wye Valley which sits in 15 acres of farmland with sheep, chickens, ducks and ponies. Local attractions include walking, cycling, fishing, rallying and offroad motorbiking.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £65 prpnb

Lounge Bar

The Wynnstay


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

Ty Derw

Ty Derw


Ty Derw is a charming Victorian stone built house in a picturesque setting in the Dovey Valley about 12 miles from Machynlleth and Dolgellau. The four guest rooms have been refurbished to a very high standard. Ample parking.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £45-£55 pppnb

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages


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

Red Kite Cottage - Aberystwyth

Red Kite Cottage (Bwthyn Barcud Coch)


Renovated 12th Century Grange Farm barn close to Nant Yr Arian Visitor centre situated at the head of the Melindwr Valley with fabulous views and easy access for walking, bird watching and cycling.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £485-£1155 pupw sleeps 2-6

4 poster bedroom

Ffynnon Cadno


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


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

Heated Indoor Pool

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages


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 Coach House Brecon front exterior

The Coach House


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-£165 prpnb

Ty Golchi

Helmau Cottages


Helmau Cottages are situated 2 miles from Dolgellau within the Snowdonia National Park, and just 10 minutes walk direct to the spectacular waterfalls at Torrent Walk and near to Coed Y Brenin mountain-bike centre.

Self-catering with 3 units, £450-£800 pupw sleeps 2-8

Dyfiview B&B

Dyfiview B&B


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

Shepherds Watch King

Cyfie Farm

Lake Vyrnwy

Minutes from fairytale Lake Vyrnwy, Cyfie Farm, a Wales Tourism gold award winner, offers excellent five star self-catering accommodation in four luxury cottages. With spectacular views overlooking the Vyrnwy Valley

Self-catering with 4 units, £230-£625 pupw sleeps 2-4

Front of building

Drovers Retreat

Llandrindod Wells

Drovers Retreat is a newly converted stone barn on Graig Farm, which nestles in the hills of mid-Wales, some 8 miles from the English border. It is a perfect getaway, and haven of peace in the Welsh Marches.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £0-£850 pupw sleeps 1-6

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