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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 ...

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.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of the dramatic Melindwr valley with commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. It's an established Red Kite feeding site with multiple outdoor trails to suit everyone.

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.

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'

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.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Learn the basics or develop your skills in wonderful surroundings under the guidance of our expert staff.

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.

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.

Want to Canoe?

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

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.

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

Countryside Events

Experience the great outdoors ...

Want to Canoe?

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

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

Try Wakeboarding or Water skiing at Cardigan Bay Watersports

Windsurfing

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

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.

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 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 ?

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 ...

Blue Grass Cottages

Aberystwyth

Set in the heart of Cardigan Bay, Blue Grass Cottages are situated in the hamlet of Chancery just a short drive form Aberystwyth. Tranquil and relaxing surroundings where you can unwind and enjoy the countryside. Spectacular views.

Self-catering with 3 units, £57-£150 pupn sleeps 1-5

Cyfie Farm

Lake Vyrnwy

Minutes from fairytale Lake Vyrnwy, Cyfie Farm offers excellent five star self-catering accommodation in four luxury cottages. With spectacular views overlooking the Vyrnwy Valley

Self-catering with 4 units, £400-£950 pupw sleeps 2-4

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, £0-£150 pupn sleeps 1-4

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

The Richmond

Aberystwyth

The Richmond boasts the prime seafront location on the main Aberystwyth Promenade overlooking Cardigan Bay and is at the heart of town. All room have ensuite facilities. The hotel has its own large private car park.

Guest Accommodation with 15 rooms, £75-£120 prpnb

Penygelli Apartments

Newtown

1 Mile from Newtown town centre. Dog friendly accommodation perfect for couples or small groups looking for an escape. We're only 40 minutes from Abersywtyth with lots of dog friendly walks and some great dog friendly pubs nearby

Serviced Apartments with 2 units, £79-£80 pupn sleeps 2

Drovers Retreat

Llandrindod Wells

Drovers Retreat is our sympathetically converted 4-star stone eco barn which nestles in the hills of mid-Wales, some 8 miles from the English border. It is a perfect getaway, and haven of peace in the Welsh Marches.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £94-£121 pupn sleeps 1-6

Bryncoch Holidays

Llandrindod Wells

Bryncoch Holidays in Mid Wales is close to the Royal Welsh Showground and Elan Valley dams. Accommodation in 3 bedroom Bevan House self catering holiday home or 2 luxury lodges. All accommodation have individual hot tubs.

Self-catering with 3 units, £120-£200 pupn sleeps 1-7

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

Gwyndu Cottage

Meifod

Gwyndu Cottage built circa 1700 sleeps up to 4 people, situated in Meifod, near Welshpool, Powys, Mid Wales. With cosy rooms and a log burner it also has a large south facing garden with patio area & secure undercover storage for bicycles.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £490-£638 pupw sleeps 4

Brynarth Country Guest House

Aberystwyth

17th Century 8 acre property in the foothills of Cambrian Mountains, south of Aberystwyth, near the coast, The Ystwyth & Elan Valleys. Great birdwatching, walking, stunning scenery. Licensed Snug Bar.

Guest House with 8 rooms, £52-£165 prpnb

Aber Cottage Guesthouse

Dolgellau

Aber Cottage is a 250 year old listed building situated in the picturesque market town of Dolgellau, in the heart of Wales' beautiful Snowdonia National Park. The guest house offers quality en-suite accommodation with private parking.

Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £80-£85 prpnb

Elen's Castle Hotel

Dolwyddelan

Elen's Castle Hotel was once an 18th century coaching inn. Perfectly located, historical yet modernised hotel, peaceful, village setting away from the crush of tourists, excellent food and great bar with local gins, whiskeys and craft ale

Inn with 8 rooms, £16-£156 prpn, £16-£121 prpnb

Mid Wales Breaks & Cwmllechwedd Fawr B&B

Llandrindod Wells

Five star Bed & Breakfast at Cwmllechwedd Fawr - Serviced accommodation in Llanbister

Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £90-£160 prpnb

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, £120-£550 pppn sleeps 5-2 , £65-£120 pupn sleeps 2-6 , £500-£4000 pupw sleeps 2-18

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, £330-£1332 pupw sleeps 2-7

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-£5082 pupw sleeps 1-12

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-£185 prpnb

Penbontbren Boutique B&B

Cardigan

The definitive luxury bed and breakfast with home comforts and more. An Ideal base for a short break or long holiday near the West Wales coast.

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £105-£165 prpnb

Llanoddian Isaf Holiday Cottages

Welshpool

Close to the Snowdonia National Park, these two spacious, attractive comfortable properties boast stunning views over the countryside.

Self-catering with 2 units, £695-£795 pupw sleeps 2-6

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