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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 ...

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.

Fairbourne Golf Club

The Golf Club is a Community Project with a 1,000 yard hole par 3 course 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.

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.

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.

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.

Parc Penrhos Golf Course

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

Builth Wells Golf Club

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

Welshpool Golf Course

Welshpool Golf Course was founded in 1929, but its history dates back to the late 19th-century. The course is 5846 yards / Par 70 and anyone who has ever played at Welshpool Golf Club will remember it as a great test of golf.

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 ...

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.

Want to Canoe?

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

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 ?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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 ...

Aberdovey Haven

Aberdovey

Delightful, well-situated cottage with lots of character. Tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished and well-equipped. Cottage has sunny front garden terrace and elevated rear terrace garden, both with stunning views.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £440-£1005 pupw sleeps 1-5

Hendy Farm Cottages

Tywyn

A warm welcome awaits you at Hendy, situated in the Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy Self Catering accommodation on a working farm with the privilege of its own halt on the Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway.

Self-catering with 5 units, £210-£795 pupw sleeps 1-6

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

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-£1150 pupw sleeps 2-6

Einion House

Fairbourne

Scenic Views to Sea - 4 star Georgian B&B, Southern Snowdonia, nr Dolgellau opposite Barmouth. Beach 5mins walk from B&B. The Mawddach Trail, Wales Coastal Path, Blue Lake, & Sensational sunsets. Great Walks & Cycle trails.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £34-£44 pppnb

Moelfre Cottage

Machynlleth

Seven miles from the market town of Machynlleth, this cosy, comfortable cottage is situated in a quiet rural village amongst unspoilt countryside. Moelfre is suitable for a couple or a young family. Ideal base for exploring Mid Wales.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £220-£320 pupw sleeps 2-4

Station House & Station Cottage

Ystrad Meurig

Station House & Station Cottage were originally part of Strata Florida Railway Station and now located by Cors Caron National Nature Reserve and Cambrian Mountains and the Ystwyth cycle trail ideal for bird watchers, cyclists and walkers.

Self-catering with 2 units, £395-£575 pupw sleeps 1-4

Rhoslwyn

Lampeter

Rhoslwyn is a charming detached stone Welsh cottage with garden set in rural surroundings 10 miles from Lampeter. Rhoslwyn sleeps 3 in two bedrooms, dogs welcome. Home cinema. Superfast Fibre WiFi

Self-catering with 1 unit, £385-£525 pupw sleeps 1-3

Murmur Aeron

Tregaron

A relaxing and spacious holiday home in the heart of the Aeron Valley, with scenic views from all the rooms. Located between the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay. Ideal holiday location for families, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £485-£655 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, £900-£1480 pupw sleeps 2-10

Ty Derw

Dinas-Mawddwy

Ty Derw is a charming Victorian stone built house in a picturesque setting in the Dovey Valley about 12 miles from Machynlleth and Dolgellau. The four guest rooms have been refurbished to a very high standard. Ample parking.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £50-£60 pppnb

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

Welsh Hideaways

Aberystwyth

Ty Mari (sleeps 6) and Penroc (sleeps 4) are set in a stunning Cambrian Mountains landscape, 17 miles inland from Aberystwyth where forests and mountain top views make this one of the beautiful hidden secrets of Mid Wales.

Self-catering with 2 units, £350-£795 pupw sleeps 1-6

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, £90-£140 prpnb

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

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

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

Swn Yr Afon (Cathedral View)

Brecon

Swn yr Afon is not one of your commercial hotels (we did that for fifteen years before opening our latest home to guests). It’s somewhere that you can enjoy a home from home break “but” with all the comfort of a top hotel.

Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £78-£115 prpnb

Cwm Irfon Lodge Holiday Cottages

Llanwrtyd Wells

Cwm Irfon near Llanwrtyd Wells offer 4 individual cottages set in 3 acres of gardens and woodlands of a Victorian Hunting Lodge. Light & airy with glorious views and direct access to network of walking, riding and mountain biking trails

Self-catering with 4 units, £400-£600 pupw sleeps 1-5

Gogarth Hall Farm Holidays

Aberdovey

4 Self-catering cottages on a working farm between Machynlleth & Aberdyfi. Gogarth Hall Farm and its tranquillity offers Barn Owls, Bats and Kites a safe haven, thus the farm has won the Countryside Caretakers Award for conservation.

Self-catering with 5 units, £175-£645 pupw sleeps 4-6

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