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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Mynydd Gorddu Walk

Mynydd Gorddu Walk

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

Tal-y-bont Walk

Tal-y-Bont Walk

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

Cae Adda Walk

Cae Adda Walk

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

Ceinws to Llanwrin Walk

Ceinws to Llanwrin Walk

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

Cwm Ralltgoed Walk

Cwm Ralltgoed Walk

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

Cwrt Walk

Cwrt Walk

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

Derwenlas Walk

Derwenlas Walk

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

Machynlleth to Morben Walk

Machynlleth to Morben Walk

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

Pennal Walk

Pennal Walk

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 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.

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

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

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)

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

Walking Events

Events from
date event
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

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

Hendy Farm Cottages

Hendy Farm Cottages

Tywyn

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

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, £0-£1750 pupw sleeps 2-8

Hot Tub and Heated Gazebo

Gwynfan

Llandrindod Wells

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

Yr Hen Felin

Yr Hen Felin / The Old Mill

Machynlleth

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

Afon Rhaiadr Country House

Afon Rhaiadr Country House

Dolgellau

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

Rm 7 - Einion House Bed and Breakfast

Einion House

Fairbourne

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

Tyddyn Mawr

Tyddyn Mawr

Dolgellau

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 - 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, £48-£100 prpn

Wyevale

Wyevale

Builth Wells

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

Superior Twin

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-£160 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, £55-£150 prpnb

Ffynnon Cadno

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

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

Heated Indoor Pool

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

Cardigan

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

Rear of house showing conservatory

The Old School House

Llanbrynmair

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

Old Mill

Old Mill

Brecon

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

Llwyndu Farmhouse

Barmouth

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

Highbury Farm

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 Coach House

The Coach House

Brecon

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

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