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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Royal Welsh Show

Mon 18 - Thu 21 Jul 2022

Builth Wells

 
 
 
 
 
Guilsfield Show

Thu 11 - Fri 12 Aug 2022

Welshpool

 
 

Experience the great outdoors ...

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.

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.

Raft Building & Racing

Blue Ocean Activities provide exhilarating, action packed Activity Weekends in Wales and we also run exciting Team Activities UK wide.

Surfing

Blue Ocean Activities provide exhilarating, action packed Activity Weekends in Wales and we also run exciting Team Activities UK wide.

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 ?

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 ...

Holidays for Dogs

Whitland

At our dog-friendly holiday cottage here at Holidays for Dogs we don't just tolerate dogs - we welcome them free of charge at our lovely, quiet, self-catering cottage in South West Wales.

Self-catering with 1 unit

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

Pen-Y-Bont Hotel

Tywyn

A 16th Century Coaching Inn with spectacular views across Talyllyn Lake, near Cader Idris in the heart of southern Snowdonia. Enjoy the Lakeside Beer Garden and Log fires in the Bar and Restaurant - our little piece of Heaven on Earth!

Inn with 5 rooms, £99-£174 prpnb

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-£162 pupn sleeps 1-6

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, £70-£120 prpnb

Vanner Holiday Cottages

Dolgellau

Semi-detached cottages, stone built, 17th century listed buildings, situated on the banks of the river Mawddach, within a conservation area which includes 15th century Vanner Farm House & Cymer Abbey.

Self-catering with 2 units, £450-£700 pupw sleeps 1-5

Old Mill

Brecon

A 16th century converted corn mill, peacefully situated, en-suite rooms, residents lounge. Ideal for walking and touring the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Hay-on-Wye. Single Occupancy £50.00 per night

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £75 prpnb

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

Cyfie Farm

Lake Vyrnwy

Minutes from fairytale Lake Vyrnwy, Cyfie Farm offers excellent five star self-catering accommodation in four luxury cottages and a modern shepherd's hut / lodge. With spectacular views overlooking the Vyrnwy Valley

Self-catering with 4 units, £400-£945 pupw sleeps 1-4

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

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 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, £92-£165 prpnb

Townhouse

Aberystwyth

The Townhouse is a large Victorian house with enclosed courtyard garden, and is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac by the Marina and South Beach and is less than a minute's walk to Aberystwyth beach and nearest pub. Free on street parking.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £1150-£2350 pupw sleeps 11

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, £66-£170 pupn sleeps 1-5

Gypsy Pod @ Woodlands Caravan Park

Aberystwyth

The Woodlands is a well established, family run caravan park set amidst some of the most beautiful scenery Mid Wales has to offer. It is situated in Devils Bridge, a small village nestling at the top of the Rheidol Valley.

Glamping with 1 unit, £45-£60 pupn sleeps 1-3

Woodlands Caravan & Camping Park

Aberystwyth

The Woodlands is a well established, family run caravan park set amidst some of the most beautiful scenery Mid Wales has to offer. It is situated in Devils Bridge, a small village nestling at the top of the Rheidol Valley.

Touring & Camping Park with 54 pitches, £12-£29 ptpn

Old Radnor Barn Bed & Breakfast

Brecon

Family friendly Bed and breakfast accommodation with four bedrooms in a 16th century converted stone barn. A warm welsh welcome, with a quality service and excellent food.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £130-£190 prpn

Maes y Mor

Aberystwyth

Maes y Mor hostel is situated 80 metres from Aberystwyth beach and 500 metres from the bus and train station and offers superior accommodation at budget prices. Launderette facilities. Lock up shed for bicycles. A warm Welsh welcome !

Hostel with 9 bedspaces, £60-£75 prpn

Aber Accommodation - Seafront Apartments

Aberystwyth

Aber accommodation offer boutique self catered apartments located on the seafront of Aberystwyth in Wales. With a view of the ocean and less than 5 minutes walk to the Town centre and train station.

Self-catering with 5 units, £110-£290 pupn sleeps 2

Gogarth Hall Farm

Aberdovey

Situated within Snowdonia National Park in a peaceful part of Mid Wales, Gogarth Hall Farm offers peace and tranquillity that is rich in wild life and a haven for rare birds.

Farmhouse with 2 rooms, £55 pppnb

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