Hafren Forest / Llanidloes /Mid Wales
Hafren Forest / Llanidloes / Mid Wales

Inland Mid Wales

Mid Wales is famous for it's stunning countryside. Get away from it all and head to the Mid Wales hills for a bit of R&R.

With over 20,000+ km's of countryside & coast, a population of approx 200k people. Mid Wales is the perfect destination to get away from it all.

Lakes, Reservoirs, Canals & Waterfalls

Forests & Woodlands

 

Mid Wales: Rivers, Lakes & Mountains

Scenic Places in Mid Wales

Mid Wales

The central Mid Wales uplands - the 'Cambrian Mountains' is one of the great upspoilt landscapes in Britain and the source of two major rivers namely the River Wye and River Severn.

In the north of the region you will find Lake Vyrnwy and the southern foothills of the Berwyn Mountains.

The 'Mid Wales Marches' refers to the border between the Mid Wales region and England. This area is famed for the quality of its local produce, castles, country houses and garden attractions, attractive market towns and excellent walking and cycling routes; not to be missed.

Towns in Mid Wales

Scenic Places to Visit

Ystwyth Forest (NRW)

Devil's Bridge

Experience the spectacular landscapes and walking trails of the forests of Ceredigion, bordered by the Mid Wales coast to the west, and sheltered to the east by the Cambrian Mountains.

Lake Vyrnwy | Llyn Efyrnwy

Lake Vyrnwy

Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family.

Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells, or 'Landod' as it is known to locals, is the administrative centre of Powys and one of its largest towns. As the name suggests, it owes its origins to the spring waters that were recognised to have healing properties.

Cwm Elan | Elan Valley

Rhayader

The Elan Valley is now open. The Visitor Centre is the perfect place to start a visit to the area, with an exhibition, information desk, shop, cafe, toilets, children's play area, bike hire, picnic area, parking and more.

Radnor Forest (NRW)

Presteigne

With a hidden waterfall and a Royal Pedigree. Radnor forest was once a royal hunting ground which wasn't a 'forest' in the modern sense.

Hafod Forest (NRW)

Devil's Bridge

The Hafod Forest occupies some 200 hectares of the Ystwyth valley and surrounding hills.

Crychan Forest (NRW)

Llangammarch Wells

The Crychan & Halfway Forest is set in beautiful countryside nestling between the Brecon Beacons & the Cambrian Mountains. Miles of waymarked trails take you through tranquil gorges, along old drover's routes & past cascading waterfalls.

Devil's Bridge Waterfalls & Nature Trail

Devil's Bridge

Devil's Bridge Falls is a spectacular waterfall attraction in the heart of the Mid Wales Cambrian Mountains. It is one of the 'Must See' natural features in Wales, 12 miles inland from the coastal town of Aberystwyth.

Ceri Forest (NRW)

Newtown

Ceri Forest is a coniferous forest which sits astride the Kerry Ridgeway in the uplands of Montgomeryshire.

Dyfi Valley & Coast

Machynlleth

The Dyfi Valley opens wide as it approaches the Cardigan Bay Coast and ends in sandy beaches and dunes. It cradles the westerly spur of Powys, Ceredigion north of Aberystwyth, and the southern rim of Snowdonia National Park.

Hafren Forest (NRW)

Llanidloes

The Hafren Forest takes its name from the River Severn, the Afon Hafren in Welsh, which takes its rise about a mile from the western boundary of the forest, high up on the slopes of Pumlumon, the highest mountain in Mid Wales.

Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests (NRW)

Lake Vyrnwy

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

Elan Valley Estate

Rhayader

The Elan Estate attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually. Many people come to enjoy the peace and quiet, some come for the wildlife and scenery, whilst others take part in more active pursuits.

Cwm Rhaeadr (NRW)

Llandovery

Welcome to Cwm Rhaeadr or valley of the waterfall. This beautiful woodland jewel has something for everyone. Having won the Royal Welsh Show gold medal for forestry in 2007 and 2009.

Coed y Bont Community Woodland

Tregaron

Coed y Bont is a community woodland situated on the edge of the village of Pontrhydfendigaid.

North Powys | Cadair Berwyn

Llanfyllin

Cadair Berwyn mountain summit (Y Berwyn or Mynydd y Berwyn) is the highest point in the Berwyn mountain range at 2723 ft (830 meters).

Brechfa Forest (NRW)

Llandovery

In the middle ages the forest was mainly oak and ash and was an important Royal hunting ground, while until the 20th Century wood from the forest was harvested to fuel the industrial needs of South Wales.

Aberhonddu | Brecon

Brecon

Brecon is a town where you'll enjoy losing yourself...not only in the narrow streets and passageways lined with Georgian and Jacobean shopfronts, but in the sense of timelessness about the place.

Montgomery Canal

Welshpool

The Montgomery Canal, or ‘The Monty’ as it’s fondly referred to, stretches from Newtown to Llanymynech in Wales, and continues over the border into England to Frankton Locks where it joins the Llangollen Canal.

Cambrian Mountains | Pumlumon

Devil's Bridge

Escape the crowds and treat yourself to a relaxing break in the hills and valleys around Pumlumon. Plynlimon (from Pumlumon in Welsh, meaning "five peaks") is the highest point of the Cambrian Mountains in Wales.

Inland Places to Stay

Mid Wales Marches and Towns

The 'Mid Wales Marches' refers to the border between the Mid Wales region and England. This area is famed for the quality of its local produce, castles, country houses and garden attractions, attractive market towns and excellent walking and cycling routes; not to be missed.

The area has a number of significant market towns; Machynlleth the ancient capital of Wales and the heart of the Dyfi Biosphere; Devil’s Bridge & Tregaron in Ceredigion, Rhayader & the Elan Valley, Llanidloes, Montgomery and Tregaron are popular market towns.

The region also boasts two National Parks; Snowdonia National Park and the Brecon Beacons National Park

Inland Places to Visit

 

Y Bwa | The Hafod Arch

Three circular walking trails are waymarked and start from the Hafod Arch car park. The old masonry arch spanning the road was built by Thomas Johnes of Hafod in 1810 to mark the Golden Jubilee of George III.

Ystwyth Forest

Experience the spectacular landscapes and walking trails of the forests of Ceredigion, bordered by the Mid Wales coast to the west, and sheltered to the east by the Cambrian Mountains.

Lake Vyrnwy | Llyn Efyrnwy

Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family.

Llandrindod Wells Lake Park

The 13-acre Llandrindod Lake, an unexpected feature of the town with a magnificent dragon statue at its centre, is a perfect place for a gentle stroll or leisure cycle ride.

Cwm Elan | Elan Valley

the Elan Valley estate in Powys, Mid Wales is truly epic and sprawls over 70 square miles, making up 1% of the whole of Wales!

Radnor Forest

With a hidden waterfall and a Royal Pedigree. Radnor forest was once a royal hunting ground which wasn't a 'forest' in the modern sense.

Hafod Forest

The Hafod Forest occupies some 200 hectares of the Ystwyth valley and surrounding hills.

Crychan Forest

The Crychan & Halfway Forest is set in beautiful countryside nestling between the Brecon Beacons & the Cambrian Mountains. Miles of waymarked trails take you through tranquil gorges, along old drover's routes & past cascading waterfalls.

Devil's Bridge Waterfalls & Nature Trail

Devil's Bridge Falls is a spectacular waterfall attraction in the heart of the Mid Wales Cambrian Mountains. It is one of the 'Must See' natural features in Wales, 12 miles inland from the coastal town of Aberystwyth.

Block Wood

Upland conifer wood adjacent to the Kerry Ridgeway long distance path.This car park and picnic site is the access point for the Kerry Ridgeway. Additional car parks at Cider House Farm & 2 other locations.OS Grid Reference: SO149862

Ceri Forest

Ceri Forest is a coniferous forest which sits astride the Kerry Ridgeway in the uplands of Montgomeryshire.

Sarn Hills

An upland conifer woodland planted during the mid to late 1970s. The Kerry Ridgeway long distance footpath runs through the forest and is ideal for family walks & bike rides along its flat hilltop route. OS Grid Reference: SO165866

Dyfi Valley & Coast

The Dyfi Valley opens wide as it approaches the Cardigan Bay Coast and ends in sandy beaches and dunes. It cradles the westerly spur of Powys, Ceredigion north of Aberystwyth, and the southern rim of Snowdonia National Park.

Hafren Forest

The Hafren Forest takes its name from the River Severn, the Afon Hafren in Welsh, which takes its rise about a mile from the western boundary of the forest, high up on the slopes of Pumlumon, the highest mountain in Mid Wales.

Dyfnant & Vyrwny Forests

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

Elan Valley Trust

The Elan Estate attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually. Many people come to enjoy the peace and quiet, some come for the wildlife and scenery, whilst others take part in more active pursuits.

Cwm Rhaeadr

Welcome to Cwm Rhaeadr or valley of the waterfall. This beautiful woodland jewel has something for everyone. Having won the Royal Welsh Show gold medal for forestry in 2007 and 2009.

Coed y Bont Community Woodland

Coed y Bont is a community woodland situated on the edge of the village of Pontrhydfendigaid.

North Powys | Cadair Berwyn

Cadair Berwyn mountain summit (Y Berwyn or Mynydd y Berwyn) is the highest point in the Berwyn mountain range at 2723 ft (830 meters).

Abergorlech Woodland

Abergorlech is home to a picnic site with childrens' play area,where the Gorlech and Cothi rivers meet. Strangely shaped stones have been found in the river, and examples of these Gorlech Stones can be seen in the village front gardens.

Mid Wales National Parks, UNESCO Biosphere, scenic places and market towns

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