Dragon Trails Guided Walking Holidays
Guided Walking Holidays

Walking and Hiking in Mid Wales

Mid Wales has an ideal landscape for walking or hiking.  The countryside varies from open moorland, ancient oak woods and quiet riverside paths.  This suits serious booted walkers as well as families exploring the countryside and wildlife.  Moreover, you are never too far from a small market town and a cup of tea or something stronger.

If you want to go it alone, there are many marked walking routes including the long distance routes of the Offa's Dyke, Ceredigion Coast Path and Glyndwr's Way.  In contrast for a quiet afternoon stroll, explore a nature trail or town trail.

If you'd like a guided walk, look at the many walking events or book a specialised guided walking holiday.

Discover Mid Wales with a range of guided tours and trails

Guided walking in Mid Wales

Booklovers' Literary Tours

Discover the landscapes across Wales that inspired some of our most treasured works of literature. Walk in your favourite character's footsteps. Rediscover old favourites and make new ones on a magical literary tour.

Dragon Trails Walking Holidays

Guided walking holidays on the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Coasts with full board in an idyllic country house near Cardigan. Singles, couples and groups all welcome.

Dragons in the Beacons

Explore the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains with an experienced guide from a delightful guesthouse in Crickhowell. Short walking breaks for 5 to 10 people based at Park Place guest house in Crickhowell in the heart of the Brecon Beacons.

Town Trails

Mid Wales has many shorter marked trails. Many of these are whhelchair or pushchair friendly. The nature trails allow you to easily explore the countryside; many have information boards to help you identify wildlife. The town trails provide an introduction to the history of the area. 

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Explore The Welsh Outdoors with Walking and Hiking

Mid Wales Walking Routes

Offa's Dyke Path - National Trail

Crossing the border between England and Wales more than ten times in its 293km (182m), the Offa's Dyke Path passes through some of the most attractive landscape.

Waterfall Walk

Go for a walk along the lower part of the valley catching a glimse of the waterfalls through the trees. There are several linking tracks that make for shorter alternatives. Start: Picnic Site

Wales Coast Path - Llŷn - Meirionnydd

With the Snowdonia National Park providing a mighty natural backdrop, it is easy to understand why this area is so loved. There are some great walks where you’ll discover small fishing villages, estuaries and miles of sandy beaches.

Coed y Brenin | Walking Trails

Three walking trails are waymarked and start from Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre car park. More walking trails start from our other car parks within Coed y Brenin Forest Park.

Dinas Oleu Walk

The Dinas Oleu Walk takes you from Barmouth town centre through the steep narrow winding streets of the Old Town and up to the top of the gorse-covered hill, known as Dinas Oleu (Citadel of Light).

Beneath the Fridd - Montgomery

Step out of Montgomery onto field paths giving delightful views and a flavour of the Montgomeryshire countryside. 3 miles (5 km) moderate grade - 1-1.5hours

Cross Offa walk - Montgomery

This walk straddles the border between Wales and England and provides wonderful views of Welsh hills all around, with almost no climbing necessary on the walk 9 miles (14.5km) Moderate - 4-5hours Download PDF

Montgomery Heritage Trail

2.17miles (3.5km) takes about 1.5hours and is a moderate walk with a moderate grade - Download the PDF

Offas Dyke Circular

Enjoy a ramble through lovely parkland followed by tranquil farmland paths and a section adjacent to Offas Dyke 4 miles (6.5km) Easy Walk about 2 hours Download PDF

Rolling Marches Walk - Montgomery

The ranges of hills west of Montgomery can be fully appreciated from this fairly strenuous walk over the rolling Marches landscape. 5miles (8km) moderate grade. 2.5hours

Bwlch Nant yr Arian | Running Trails

There are waymarked running trails at Bwlch Nant yr Arian, all of which start from the centre's car park. Named after two local standing stones, Y Fuwch a'r Llo (the 'Cow and Calf') offer a fantastic introduction to trail running.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian | Walking Trails

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of a dramatic valley and has commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. All of the walking trails are waymarked and start from the visitor centre.

Centre for Alternative Technology Walk

Start: Centre for Alternative Technology (C.A.T) car park Grid Reference: SH 754 044 Distance: 7.1 km – 4.4 miles Grade: Moderate (some steep sections) Terrain: Firm tracks, roads and open grassland Maps: OS Explorer OL23 or 215

Hafren Forest | Walking Trails

Rhyd-y-benwch car park marks the start for all the waymarked trails through the woodland to the famous Severn Break its Neck waterfall, Blaenhafren Falls and a boardwalk which takes you along the riverbank to the Cascade Falls.

Source of the Severn Trail

A new route to the source has recently been opened. Follow the white waymarkers. When reaching the forest boundary the final section of the Source of the Severn trail is via a stone path which passes through moorland.(7miles, 4.5hours)

Cors Fochno Walk

The track to Cors Fochno is on the south side of the B4353 three kilometres from Tre’r-ddol.

Maenarthur Trail

Follow some of the original miners' paths around this attractive woodland and discover the Castle Grogwynion Iron Age Hillfort, the Grogwynion Falls, an amazing variety of trees, and a dam dating from the 19th Century.

The Ann Griffiths Walk

This 7-mile walk takes in a variety of landscapes from river valley and gorge through meadow and woodland to forestry plantation and bare hilltop. It follows closely the bank of the River Vyrnwy for most of its length.

Walking Events

Events from
date event
Thu 31 Dec New Year Walk In at Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 6 - Sun 14 Mar Crickhowell Walking Festival at Crug Hywel | Crickhowell
Sat 11 - Mon 20 Sep Barmouth Walking Festival at Abermaw | Barmouth

Walking Routes on Map

Walkers are Welcome Accredited Accommodation

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-£4615 pupw sleeps 1-12

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, £235-£750 pupw sleeps 2-4

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, £325-£1025 pupw sleeps 2-7

Dolforwyn Hall

Newtown

Comfortable Country House style B&B overlooking the Severn Valley. All rooms en-suite. Timber framed licenced dining room, guest lounge, sun terrace, winter log fires, ample parking

Bed & Breakfast with 8 rooms, £40 pppnb

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, £89-£165 prpnb

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, £60-£95 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, £140-£156 prpn, £75-£121 prpnb

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

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 2 rooms, £78-£135 prpnb

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, £316-£932 pupw sleeps 2-6

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

Helmau Cottages

Dolgellau

Helmau Cottages are situated 2 miles from Dolgellau within the Snowdonia National Park, and just 10 minutes walk direct to the spectacular waterfalls at Torrent Walk and near to Coed Y Brenin mountain-bike centre.

Self-catering with 3 units, £700-£15000 pupw sleeps 2-8

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

The Metropole Hotel

Llandrindod Wells

The Metropole Hotel is located in the beautiful Spa town of Llandrindod Wells in the heart of Mid Wales and is renowned for its' warm and friendly atmosphere, comfortable accommodation and superb cuisine.

Hotel with 120 rooms, £98-£146 prpnb

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, £85-£160 prpnb

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

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, £0-£695 pupw sleeps 1-6

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, £150-£645 pupw sleeps 4-6

Dyfiview B&B

Machynlleth

A warm welcome at Dyfiview B&B with fabulous views over the Dovey Valley and the Snowdonia National Park. Comfortable, spacious and modern accommodation within walking distance of the centre of the historic town of Machynlleth.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £66-£80 prpnb

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

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