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Visit Wales VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Walk Route: Moderate

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

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  • Miles: 5
  • Rail station: Machynlleth (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
RSPB - Ynyshir Nature Reserve
Visit Wales VAQAS

Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8TA, Tel: 01654 700222, Email, www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/find-a-reserve/reserves-a-z/reserves-by-name/y/ynys-hir/index.aspx

A beautiful location for a relaxing walk overlooking the Dyfi estuary. Ynys-hir mixes Welsh oak woodland, saltmarshes and wet grassland. We have miles of trails and 7 viewing hides.

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  • Rail station: Dovey Junction (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Adventure Beyond
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityVisit Wales Activity Tourism AccreditationSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Pembrokeshire, SA62 6DT, Tel: 01239851028, Email, www.adventurebeyond.co.uk

Adventure Beyond have been running adventure activities since 1977. We run a wide variety of activities across West Wales and the UK.

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  • Rail station: Fishguard (19 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests

Powys, SY21 0QH, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfnant

Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Forests are in a part of Mid Wales renowned for its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque farmsteads and villages.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Machinations
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

The Old Village Hall, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7AA, Tel: 01650 521738, Email, www.machinationswales.co.uk

Machinations has something for everyone, a play barn to bounce off energy, a rabbit village where you can feed and stroke the animals and the model museum where you can turn handles, push buttons and watch everything work.

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  • Rail station: Caersws (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Llain Activity Centre
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityWelsh Canoeing AssociationVisit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

Llanarth, Ceredigion, SA47 0PZ, Tel: 01545 580127, Email, www.llain.com

Llain Activity Centre is a family run centre based on the beautiful mid Wales Coast. As an independent company we can provide a personal service to help you get the most from your time with us.

 
 
Tregoyd Mountain Riders
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityBritish Horse SocietyWales Trekking and Riding AssociationVisit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

Lower Cwmcadarn, Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys, LD3 0TB, Tel: 01497 847351, Email, www.tregoydriding.co.uk

Tregoyd Mountain Riders offer horse riding, pony trekking, hacking, riding holidays, riding lessons, bed & breakfast for horses and riders and livery in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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  • Rail station: Hereford (30 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Borth Animalarium
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Borth Zoo, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5NA, Tel: 01970 871224, Email, www.animalarium.co.uk

The Animalarium Borth Zoo is a collection of exotic, unusual and interesting animals to amuse and delight you.

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  • Rail station: Borth (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Talyllyn Railway
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Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY, Tel: 01654 710472, Email, www.talyllyn.co.uk

Rail Route: Tywyn - Abergynolwyn

Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

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  • Rail station: Tywyn (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Gwersyll Llangrannog
Green Dragon Environmental SchemeWales Trekking and Riding Association

Llangrannog, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 6AE, Tel: 01239 652140, Email, www.llangrannog.org

Gwersyll yr Urdd, Llangrannog is a residential centre on the West Wales coast that was set up in 1932.

 
 
 
Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre
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Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AD, Tel: 01970 890453, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/bwlchnantyrarian

Enjoy the red kites and views in our most popular woodland in mid Wales with a range of walking and mountain biking trails, visitor centre and cafe.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Magic of Life Butterfly Farm

Cwmrheidol, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3NB, Tel: 01970 880928, Email, www.magicoflife.org

Come and see some of the largest and most colourful butterflies in the world! We exhibit species from all over the tropics. Our wildlife garden has many varieties of plants specifically for butterflies.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Llangorse Multi Activity Centre
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityBritish Horse SocietyWales Trekking and Riding AssociationVisit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

The Gilfach, Llangorse, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7UH, Tel: 0333 600 20 20, Email, www.activityuk.com

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is the home of the largest indoor Climbing and Riding Centre in Wales. Activities include Sky Trek with 2km of zip lines high above the ground and an indoor climbing centre.

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  • Rail station: Abergavenny (15 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Wales Trekking and Riding Association

Sunny Bank, Felindre, Three Cocks, Brecon, LD3 0ST, Tel: 01497 847464, Email, www.ridingwales.com

Accreditated Centres across Wales for all ages and abilities. Great experiences in stunning coast and countryside. Discovering Wales on horseback allows for a truly amazing experience in this beautiful part of the world.

 
 
 
Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQAS

Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

Coed y Brenin visitor centre is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Corris Craft Centre
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF, Tel: 01654 761584, Email, www.corriscraftcentre.co.uk

Home to 9 Craft Studios and the resident designer-makers. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. You can also have fun making your own crafts.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cardigan Bay Active
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthorityVisit Wales Activity Tourism AccreditationSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

The Scout Hall Boat House , The Strand, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1EX, Tel: 01239 612133, Email, www.cardiganbayactive.co.uk

We are currently able to offer activities on the land, on the sea and on the river which include: Bushcraft, Coasteering, River & Sea Kayaking, Rock Climbing & Abseiling and even White Water Tubing!

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  • Rail station: Fishguard (21 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Silver Mountain Experience

Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB, Tel: 01970 890620, Email, www.silvermountainexperience.co.uk

A family attraction with actor led shows in one of Wales’ scariest underground experiences. Above ground a 7 acre fantasy realm with water play, caters for younger children, whilst the Miners Trail & exhibition offers a glimpse of the past.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
 
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