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Leisure and Outdoor Activities in Mid Wales

Mid Wales is the perfect place to experience country life and the great outdoors.

The region offers a wide choice of outdoor activities and countryside events including pony trekking in the hills, try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, bird watching in one of the region's many nature reserves, fishing in one of our rivers and lakes, or perhaps a leisurely round of golf.

Walking and hiking trails can be found throughout the region including long distance national trails, Wales Coast Path of nature trails in and around one of the many Mid Wales' forests, lakes, canals or rivers.  

Whatever outdoor leisure pursuits you're interested in, you can tick them off your holiday wish-list in Mid Wales.  

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Plenty of leisure activities to enjoy ...

Golf

Cilgwyn Golf Club

Cilgwyn Golf Club

This nine-hole course sits in a secluded valley and is very picturesque. It's a flat parkland lay-out but the trees, ponds and streams give you plenty to think about as you try and plot your way around the course.

Fairbourne Golf Club

Fairbourne Golf Club

The Golf Club is a Community Project with a 1,000 yard hole par 3 lcourse set in an idyllic location and open to the general public. It is challenging enough for the old hands, but not too daunting for beginners.

Cardigan Golf Club

Cardigan Golf Club

Cardigan Golf Club is one of the most startling of the unsung courses of Wales and is to be found high on a hill overlooking the Teifi Estuary at Gwbert, 2 miles from Cardigan.

Parc Penrhos

Parc Penrhos Golf Course

Parc Penrhos is a family owned leisure & holiday complex with accommodation, restaurant & golf club with immaculate 18 hole course & 9 hole academy course situated between Aberystwyth & Aberaeron.

Llandrindod Wells Golf Club

Llandrindod Wells Golf Club

The course was designed by six times open champion Harry Vardon, and altered some years later by James Braid, to produce, essentially, the superb course of 18 challenging holes, almost 5800 yards in length (par 69), that you see today.

Cradoc Golf Club

Cradoc Golf Club

A challenging parkland course near the handsome old market town of Brecon. Magnificent views of the Brecon Beacons from the ninth tee.

Builth Wells Golf Club

Builth Wells Golf Club

Picturesque, easy walking parkland golf course, 18 holes, a good golfing test for all abilities.

Horse Riding

Accredited Centres across Mid Wales for all ages and abilities. Great riding in stunning coast and countryside with treks and hacks on waymarked trails to suit your experience.

Horse Riding in Mid Wales

Countryside Events

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Watersports

Call of the Wild.

Canyoning

The best way of describing our canyoning activity is white water rafting but without the raft. With our guides, you descend a stunning steep sided gorge by various ways and means!

Surfing lessons Wales

Surfing on Gower

Surfing with Adventure Britain. One of Wales' largest outdoor activity providers. For your peace of mind we are licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. Are you a bit of a beach bum ?

Cardigan Bay

Kayaking

Hire one of our kayaks to paddle around the bay. Book a taster session to give you some basic tips. Book on one of our escorted 2 hour tours.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Paddleboarding

Paddle boarding is the UK's fastest growing participation sport.

Cardigan Bay

Sailing

Taster sessions, RYA courses or dinghies to hire.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Wakeboarding

Try Wakeboarding or Water skiing at Cardigan Bay Watersports

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Windsurfing

Windsurfing taster sessions, improver sessions, RYA Courses or hire.

Filming Wild River with Ray Mears 2014

Want to Canoe?

We warmly invite you to hire a canoe and discover the beauty of the River Wye.

Guided Canoe Trip on the Teifi

Canoeing

Winding towards the sea the deep, tidal Teifi Gorge is a unique environment where fresh and salt waters meet and the species it is home to forms one of the most varied aquatic landscapes in the country.

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking / Sea Kayaking

We are blessed with some of the most impressive coastline in the west. High cliffs, islands, caves and of course the resident dolphin pod makes our Sea Kayaking one of our firm favourite activities but we also do lessons in Kayaking.

SUP

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a sport originating in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing. They enable surfers to paddle farther into the ocean than is typical or to paddle standing up as a sport unto itself.

Surfing

Surfing

Learn to surf at one of our local blue flag beaches with trained and experienced instructors. West Wales has some of the most consistent beach breaks in the country, so join us for an introduction to wave riding.

Tubing

Tubing

Enjoy floating down the river Teifi in white water sitting in a big inflatable tube. Tubing is a fun adventure complete with adrenaline filled moments of white water along the way.

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

When the river levels increase, it’s time to blow up the raft and get some white water on falls up to grade 4. 10km of natural paddling on white and gently flowing water taking in the best drops on the Teifi.

Rafting the Graveyard rapid on the Afon Tryweryn

National White Water Centre

The National White Water Centre has over 30 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK.

Haimwood Shooting Ground

Get expert tuition and lessons on how to handle and fire shotguns and how to improve your clay shooting technique

Caer Beris Fishing Courses

There are some fine fishing opportunities. First class trout and grayling fish, quality coarse fish and even salmon run along our Mid Wales rivers.

Cast your fishing rod in rivers, lakes, reservoirs, or sea-fishing trips on the coast.

And plenty of places to stay ...

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

Lane Farm Bed & Breakfast

Lane Farm Bed & Breakfast

Welshpool

Lane Farm is a traditional 400 acre family organic working beef and sheep farm set beneath the Breidden Hills. Ideally situated to explore The Marches, Shropshire Hills and Mid Wales. Within easy reach of the mountains, lakes & coast.

Farmhouse with 4 rooms, £60 prpn

Laura Ashley Room

The Elephant and Castle Hotel

Newtown

The Elephant & Castle Hotel on the banks of the River Severn, is ideally located in the centre of Newtown. An 18th century Mid Wales coaching inn - the perfect base for both leisure or business traveller.

Hotel with 19 rooms, £60-£140 prpnb

Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel

Aberdovey

Located half a mile from the picturesque harbour village of Aberdyfi, with panoramic views of Cardigan Bay. Relax in comfort and enjoy fine food complimented by friendly service. Lift & indoor swimming pool. Families of all ages welcome.

Country House Hotel with 59 rooms, £82-£200 pppn, £100-£125 pppnb

Dolgoch Holiday Homes

Dolgoch Holiday Homes

Tywyn

A group of 4 split-level homes built on the site of an old water mill. Minutes walk from the foot of Dolgoch Falls. Each is individually owned. Ideal location for walking, fishing, birdwatching, golf, steam-railways, water sports & beaches.

Self-catering with 4 units, £245-£750 pupw sleeps 1-8

Cambrian View

Bryncarnedd Cottages

Aberystwyth

Bryncarnedd Cottages are located 1 mile from Aberystwyth’s town center. Nestled in the immediate countryside at the top of Aberystwyth, these cottages enjoy the closeness to the town as well as being just far enough out to enjoy the country

Self-catering with 20 units, £125-£3430 pupw sleeps 2-18

Farmyard gardens next to Granary

Nannerth Country Holidays

Rhayader

Choose from 3 quality country dwellings on our 200 acre farm, set in astonishingly beautiful countryside. Explore from the door, see the wildlife, discover the Elan Valley which joins the farm, relax under the stars in your private hot tub.

Self-catering with 3 units, £272-£993 pupw sleeps 2-7

Y Beudy

Bythynnod Bryn Caled Cottages

Bala

Three barn conversions with private hot tubs out side each cottage. Perfect country holiday for families and romantic couples.

Self-catering with 3 units, £575-£1355 pupw sleeps 2-7

No.3 Laura Place

No. 3 Laura Place

Aberystwyth

No.3 Laura Place is a simply stunning home away from home, comfortably accomodating eight guests it’s the ideal place to gather your friends and family for a seaside break in the vibrant town of Aberystwyth.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £1200-£1260 pupw sleeps 1-8

Penty Buwch at sunset

Beautiful Wales

Barmouth

Set in open countryside of Llanaber, just a mile out of Barmouth. Both barns have sweeping panoramic views of the beach, sea and both penninsulars. Ceilwart Ganol Farm is an equestrian property with free range poultry. Pet friendly

Self-catering with 2 units, £329-£1400 pupw sleeps 1-4

Sunset for romantic evenings.

Luxury Lodges Wales

Caersws

The lodges are situated in a peaceful and tranquil setting over-looking the Trannon valley, near Newtown, Mid Wales providing sumptuous accommodation to a 5-star standard. Sited on a eighty-acre estate with two wild-life ponds.

Self-catering with 7 units, £495-£1094 pupw sleeps 4-6

Tynrhyd Retreat

Tynrhyd Retreat

Aberystwyth

Spectacular five star self catering accommodation with hot tub, on a private estate. Set in the Celtic Cambrian Mountains, Tynrhyd Retreat is country luxury with a soul.

Self-catering with 4 units, £330-£4760 pupw sleeps 5-16

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, £310-£905 pupw sleeps 2-6

Indoor heated swimming pool

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

Cardigan

Award winning family friendly cottages with luxury onsite indoor heated pool, sauna & gym. Enjoy private hot tubs and log burners. Situated in unspoilt countryside close to Cardigan Bay & Pembrokeshire National Park. Dog friendly.

Self-catering with 10 units, £500-£4165 pupw sleeps 1-12

Isfryn Cottage

Isfryn Cottage

Machynlleth

Unique Victorian cottage adjoining our former chapel in the beautiful Dyfi Valley. Welcoming, homely, accommodation. Welcome pack, linens, bathrobes, wifi and utilities included. Short breaks available. Adults only, no pets.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £60-£95 pupn sleeps 2

Brandy House Farm Cottage

Brandy House Cottages

Knighton

In its idyllic rural setting nestled into the hills above the village of Felindre, The Brandy House, once a traditional hill farm, now a small-holding is the perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing break.

Self-catering with 2 units, £284-£704 pupw sleeps 4-5

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-£1895 pupw sleeps 2-8

Sunset at Gwesty Cymru

Gwesty Cymru

Aberystwyth

Luxury Welsh hotel situated at the centre of Aberystwyth's promenade in Ceredigion. Inviting, fresh and stylish with 8 bedrooms featuring LCD televisions, wifi and Egyptian cotton linen. Seafront terraced restaurant serves local food.

Restaurant with Rooms with 8 rooms, £50-£175 prpnb

Dolgun Uchaf Cottages

Cader View & Arran Cottage

Dolgellau

Ideal base for biking, walking, climbing and exploring Snowdonia National Park with plenty others activities nearby such as world famous underground trampoline and zip wire any many other activities suitable for families, couples etc.

Self-catering with 2 units, £110-£140 pupn sleeps 1-4

Dolgun Uchaf

Dolgun Uchaf

Dolgellau

All luxury en-suite rooms with powerful showers, FREE car parking and fast free Wi-Fi

Guest House with 4 rooms, £59-£62 pppn, £90 prpn, £75-£98 prpnb

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