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Visitor Centre

The Elan Valley Trail is a linear path following the line of the old Birmingham Corporation Railway. The trail starts in Cwmdauddwr, just west of Rhayader and finishes 13 km (8 miles) further up the Elan Valley at Craig Goch Dam.

Walk Route: Moderate

  • Access: Traffic free. Tarmac & gravel
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Miles: 9

Elan Valley, Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

tel: 01597 810880

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Offa's Dyke

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.

Wales' Borderlands, LD7 1EN

tel: 01597 827580

 
Ynys-hir

There are two main circular routes: 1.5 miles and 3 miles. Both are unsuitable for wheelchairs. One route is without stiles and the longer route is rugged.

RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve, Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8TA

tel: 01654 700222

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Brecon

Starting from Brecon Cathedral and a residential part of town, the walk takes you to a superb vantagepoint, Pen y Crug, surmounted by the ramparts and ditches of an Iron Age hill-fort.

Brecon / Aberhonddu, Powys, LD3 7AD

tel: 01874 624437

 
Cadair Idris

Llanfihangel y Pennant is one of three trails to the summit and is the easiest route. The walk takes approximately seven hours to the summit and back.The route starts from the valley of Llanfihangel-y-pennant. Free parking by the church.

Walk Route: Hard Mountain Walk

  • Access: Car park in Llanfihangel y Pennant.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Miles: 10

Cadair Idris (NRW), Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

tel: 0300 065 3000

 
Cadair Idris

Minffordd Trail is one of three trails to the summit and is the hardest route. The walk takes approximately three hours to the summit.The route starts from the visitor centre.

Cadair Idris (NRW), Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

tel: 0300 065 3000

 
Cadair Idris

The Pony Path from Ty Nant is the main footpath up Cader Idris from the Dolgellau side of the mountain. It is a reasonably safe route, which also offers the most rewarding views.

Walk Route: Hard Mountain Walk

  • Access: Ty Nant Car Park
  • Duration: 5 hours there and back
  • Miles: 6

Cadair Idris (NRW), Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

tel: 0300 065 3000

 
Newtown

Newtown/Y Drenewydd, Powys, SY16 2BB

tel: 01686 625544

 
Newtown

Newtown/Y Drenewydd, Powys, SY16 2BB

tel: 01686 625544

 
Newtown

Newtown/Y Drenewydd, Powys, SY16 2BB

tel: 01686 625544

 
Newtown

Newtown/Y Drenewydd, Powys, SY16 2BB

tel: 01686 625544

 
Newtown

Newtown/Y Drenewydd, Powys, SY16 2BB

tel: 01686 625544

 
Newtown

Newtown/Y Drenewydd, Powys, SY16 2BB

tel: 01686 625544

 
Newtown

Newtown/Y Drenewydd, Powys, SY16 2BB

tel: 01686 625544

 
Newtown

Newtown/Y Drenewydd, Powys, SY16 2BB

tel: 01686 625544

 
Family by the Afon Eden River

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

  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

tel: 01341 440747

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Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

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

  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

tel: 01341 440747

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Coed y Brenin autumn colours in the Forest Garden

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

  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Miles: 1

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ

tel: 01341 440747

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