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THIS IS WINTER IN MID WALES
 
Step into Winter in Mid Wales. Cosy fires, snuggly blankets, homecooked eats and brisk walks - we do winter as it should be done.

THIS IS WINTER IN 

MID WALES

This is Winter in Mid Wales

It’s time for hibernation. Or is it? Hibernation gin, yes, at Dyfi Distillery.

But the kind of hibernation where you stay at home? There are too many wintery walks for that; too many market towns with independent shops, selling the perfect Christmas gift; attractions hosting festive events (we’re popular with Santa this year, he’s hopping aboard our heritage railways all over Mid Wales).

Festive crafts, festive afternoon teas, festive menus (we’re feeling festive, can’t you tell?). And if your feet get tired from exploring, in town or countryside, settle down in a warming pub. Stay overnight and make a short break of it.

It’s been a busy summer, but our Mid Wales businesses still need your support right through the winter months. Every time you buy a gift from a Mid Wales business, a fairy does a happy dance.

If you can’t travel at the moment then no problem, why not plan a future trip where you can get the family all together, or maybe a night away in a beautiful hotel could give you or someone you love something to look forward to in 2022.

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wINTER hIGHLIGHTS

COBWEBS - WHAT COBWEBS? WINTER WALKS IN MID WALES

A historic market town, Montgomery is just one mile from Offa's Dyke and the Welsh-Shropshire border. There is much to explore in the area including Montgomery Castle and the town's cobbled streets and Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Talley Woodlands overlook an historic village and ruined abbey in Carmarthenshire, 12 miles from Llandovery. Picnic area and waymarked walking trails with steep climbs and far-reaching views over the abbey and surrounding hills.

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

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.

Nestled in the stunning UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere in Mid Wales, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living. Now open for pre-booked visits.

Welshpool is a Mid Wales town which lies only 4 miles from the border with England. Its Welsh name 'Y Trallwng' means 'the marshy or sinking land' referring to the fact that the town is low-lying on the River Severn.

Newtown, known in Welsh as 'Y Drenewydd', is the largest town in Powys and is situated on the banks of the River Severn. Founded at the end of the 13th century, Newtown boasts a rich industrial heritage, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

A 70 acre outdoor pursuits centre with bunkhouse accommodation in the Brecon Beacons situated at the top of the Swansea Valley. Suitable for groups wanting to do outdoor activities.

The RSPB welcomes you to our shop by the dam, with its wide range of gifts and books, from where you can access nature trails and information about the surrounding countryside.

Abermaw / Barmouth in Southern Snowdonia is a great location for Mountain, Sand and Sea. Extensive sandy beach with attractions, water sports and boat trips. Situated on the Coast Path with walking and cycling available for all abilities.

With the Snowdonia National Park providing a mighty natural backdrop, it is easy to understand why this area is so loved. There are some great walks where you’ll discover small fishing villages, estuaries and miles of sandy beaches.

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

The Elan Valley Estate in Powys, Mid Wales is truly epic and sprawls over 72 square miles, making up 1% of the whole of Wales! The area is designated as an International Dark Sky Park.

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.

Six miles from Llandovery, this woodland and picnic area is in the peaceful Tywi valley. Glimpse the waterfall on the walking trail or explore the woodland on the accessible trail. Red-graded mountain bike trail for experienced riders.

Coed y Brenin visitor centre near Dolgellau, 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.

Stunning estuary and huge sand dunes 14 miles from Aberystwyth. Ynyslas Visitor Centre has exhibition about Dyfi National Nature Reserve, shop and refreshments. Walking trails through dunes and along seashore.

Cors Caron is a vast wetland near Tregaron. The huge raised peat bogs and surrounding habitats support a wealth of wildlife. Accessible boardwalk over bog to hide, and Sustrans National Cycle route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Cadair Idris is a spectacular mountain reserve in Southern Snowdonia of over 450 hectares of breathtaking landscape, rugged summits, glacial lakes and a mossy wooded gorge.

The village of Devil's Bridge, which translated in Welsh is Pontarfynach, means 'The bridge on the Mynach' is internationally famous for its waterfalls, and the Rheidol narrow gauge Steam Railway.

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