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The Great Outdoors - Leisure & Sport Activities

 

 

 

Leisure Activities & The Great Outdoors

Mid Wales is the perfect place to try something new, experience rural life and enjoy the great outdoors.

The region offers a wide choice of outdoor pursuits, leisure activities and sports events.

Why not try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, falconry experience or bird watching in one of the region's many nature reserves.  Relax and enjoy our rivers, reservoirs or coast with a day's fishing, or perhaps a leisurely round of golf with friends.

Walking, cycling or pony trekking in the hills is a great way to take in the stunning scenery. 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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Leisure activities & Sports to enjoy ...

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre

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.

Adventure Britain

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.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

New Quay’s sheltered water is a natural home for water based activities and Cardigan Bay Watersports Centre provides high quality experiences and a good range of up to date equipment.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre

Perched on a hilltop near Aberystwyth, Bwlch Nant yr Arian is famous for feeding red kites daily. Range of waymarked walking, mountain biking, running and horse-riding trails and a mountain bike skills park. Café, shop and play area.

Epic Fishing Trips

Our Epic Fishing Trips are famous on the west coast of Wales for delivering the best of family friendly fishy fun. We pride ourselves on running modern, clean, professional and fun sea fishing trips aboard our boat 'Legend of New Quay'

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.

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW)

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.

Want to Canoe?

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

Yamaha Off Road Experience

Yamaha Off Road Experience in Mid Wales offer something for everyone - off road tryout for a complete novice to top level national enduro riders who want help to improve their skills and take them to the next level.

Haimwood Shooting Ground

Haimwood Shooting Ground is situated at the centre of a triangle formed by the market towns of Shrewsbury, Welshpool and Oswestry in the unspoilt Welsh countryside.

Horse Riding

Accredited Riding Centres in 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

Experience the great outdoors ...

Mavericks Paddle Boarding

We will make your SUP experience unforgettable. Stand up paddle boarding on the stunning waters of Llyn Clywedog, Llanidloes. Tours available down rivers and canals taking in the wildlife and scenery.

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.

Paddleboarding

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

Sailing

Taster sessions, RYA courses or dinghies to hire.

Wakeboarding or Waterskiing

Try Wakeboarding or Water skiing at Cardigan Bay Watersports

Windsurfing

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

Want to Canoe?

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

Long Mountain Paddleboarding

We offer a range of Standup Paddleboarding courses on the River Severn in Powys, Mid Wales, whether you’re just beginning or have been paddling for a while.

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!

Kayaking

Adventure Britain not only run kayaking sessions for those who just want an enjoyable funday out but also training and assessment days for those looking to improve their skills and coaching awards. This is a great group activity.

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 ?

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 ...

Aeron View Touring & Camping Park

Aberystwyth

Aeron View Camping and Touring Park is surrounded by beautiful scenery nestled in the heart of the Aeron Valley, within easy reach reach of the Cardigan Bay coast and just 12 miles from the historic market town of Aberystwyth.

Touring & Camping Park with 69 pitches, £14-£30 ptpn

Bythynnod Pengwernydd Cottages

Aberystwyth

Experience a warm Welsh welcome at Pengwernydd, a traditional family farm in the beautiful, tranquil uplands of north Ceredigion on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales. Four stone cottages providing high quality & comfort.

Self-catering with 4 units, £350-£695 pupw sleeps 1-6

Capel Cartref

Ystradgynlais

Capel Cartref was formerly a chapel built in 1930. The lounge ceiling is vaulted, exposing the original beams of the chapel. Window sills, shutters, kitchen cornice etc have been hand-crafted by proprietor from the original pews.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £850-£1550 pupw sleeps 2-10

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 prpn

Madog's Wells

Welshpool

Madog's Wells is situated in eight acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks all around, plenty of wildlife and is ideal for bird-watching, walking or touring Mid Wales. Three wheelchair accessible cottages sleeping 3-6.

Self-catering with 3 units, £190-£695 pupw sleeps 1-6

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, £95-£550 pppn sleeps 1-2 , £65-£150 pupn sleeps 1-6 , £500-£4000 pupw sleeps 2-18

Mid Wales Luxury Shepherd's Huts

Machynlleth

Newly built and lovingly handcrafted to the highest specification. The perfect ‘get away from it all’ eco-retreat! Comfortable and stylish yet quiet and peaceful!

Glamping with 3 units, £400-£860 pupw sleeps 1-4

The Coach House

Brecon

Coach houses were traditionally warm and welcoming places. This particular example is one of a new breed, offering contemporary townhouse accommodation. The Coach house is one of only 2% in the country that hold the five star GOLD award

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £94-£165 prpnb

Nannerth Country Holidays

Rhayader

Choose from 3 quality self catering cottages near Rhayader & The Elan Valley. Set on our 200 acre farm, Nannerth is set in astonishingly beautiful countryside. Relax under the stars in your own private hot tub.

Self-catering with 3 units, £373-£1332 pupw sleeps 2-7

Dovey Valley Cottage

Machynlleth

Dovey Valley Cottage is a cosy holiday cottage nestled on the bank of the river Dulas near Machynlleth Powys.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £279-£700 pupw sleeps 1-4

Little Welsh Getaways

Rhayader

Little Welsh Getaways - 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, £355-£1045 pupw sleeps 2-6

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, £470-£5872 pupw sleeps 1-12

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-£1250 pupw sleeps 2-6

Llangoed Hall

Brecon

Llangoed Hall Hotel is set within 17 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the 'home from home' that you would expect from your 'best friend's Country House'.

Country House Hotel with 25 rooms, £99-£900 prpn

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

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-£1995 pupw sleeps 2-8

The Old Vicarage

Machynlleth

The Old Vicarage, Corris was built 1875, has been completely renovated in the last year. It has 4 large bedrooms, a guest lounge offering first class accommodation and hospitality.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £130-£175 prpnb

Coedmor Self Catering Holiday Cottages

Barmouth

Four charming units nestled between the beautiful Mawddach Estuary and Cader Idris mountain range. Minutes away from Barmouth and Dolgellau the cottages are ideally situated for walking, fishing, bird watching or just relaxing.

Self-catering with 4 units, £230-£530 pupw sleeps 1-3

Ty Poeth Family Holiday Cottages

Machynlleth

Set in the heart of Wales, this group of cottages are in a unique situation, surrounded by five acres of garden with lawns over looking the Dyfi valley. Each cottage is private with garden views.

Self-catering with 5 units, £450-£1300 pupw sleeps 1-5

Hafren Forest Bunkhouse

Llanbrynmair

Hafren Forest Bunkhouse Bed and Breakfast. Set on the edge of the Hafren Forest, a 15 minute walk to the beautiful Llyn Clywedog and set in the Cambrian Mountains. We offer a warm and comfortable stay, throughout the year. Dog friendly.

Bed & Breakfast with 4 rooms, £32 pppnb

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