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Walking in MId Wales
Walking 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

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.

Have a picnic with a friend

Dinky Donkey Walking

Take a fantastic scenic walk in the Brecon Beacons Beacons National Park with Good Day Out's pair of Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys and enjoy a hillside picnic in their company.

Make a woolly friend

Sheep Trekking

Take a sheep for a walk through a 200 acre organic Welsh hill farm! This lovely experience has been created by Good Day Out and is a curious mix between pony trekking and llama walking, but with wonderful woolly companions.

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

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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

Walking Events

Events from
date event
Mon 29 Oct Powys Ramblers Walk at Elan Valley
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Nov Real Ale Ramble at Llanwrtyd Wells
Mon 31 Dec New Year Walk In at Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 2 Feb Lord Crawshaw Memorial Walk at Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 11 May The Bala Challenge Charity Walk at Bala & Penllyn
Sat 15 Jun The Drovers' Walks at Llanwrtyd Wells

Walking Routes on Map

Walkers are Welcome Accredited Accommodation

Front of Drovers Retreat

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, £94-£147 pupn sleeps 1-6

Rm 7 - Einion House Bed and Breakfast

Einion House

Fairbourne

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-£44 pppnb

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, £55-£105 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

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-£120 prpnb

Gwynfan

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-£875 pupw sleeps 2-6

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, £105-£160 prpnb

Ffynnon Fendigaid

Ffynnon Fendigaid

Llangranog

Ffynnon Fendigaid is an 18thC stone farmhouse set in 6 acres of grounds, just one mile off the main coast road and beaches. Comfortable and relaxing environment from which to explore the surrounding countryside.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £76-£85 prpnb

Twin/Double

Penrhos Park Inn @ Penrhos Park

Llanrhystud

Family friendly hotel set in 150 acres. Facilities include an 18 hole golf course & 9 hole par 3, par 4. Tennis Courts. Bowling green, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steamroom, fitness suite and spa.

Hotel with 15 rooms, £49-£90 pppnb, £55-£119 prpnb

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

Dolforwyn Hall

Dolforwyn Hall

Newtown

Comfortable Country House style B&B overlooking the Severn Valley. All rooms en-suite. Timber framed licenced dining room, guest lounge, sun terrace, winter log fires, ample parking

Bed & Breakfast with 8 rooms, £40 pppnb

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-£690 pupw sleeps 2-6

Cyfie Farm

Cyfie Farm

Lake Vyrnwy

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

Self-catering with 4 units, £230-£600 pupw sleeps 2-4

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

Milebrook House

Milebrook House

Knighton

Milebrook House Hotel is a Country House Hotel situated by the River Teme amidst gardens in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Ideal centre for walking and touring Mid Wales & Borders.

Country House Hotel with 9 rooms, £115-£372 prpnb

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

The Coach House Brecon front exterior

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, £74-£175 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-£550 pupw sleeps 1-6

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, £500-£3950 pupw sleeps 1-12

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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