Running, Walking, Hiking
Running, Walking, Hiking Mid Wales

Running, Walking or Hiking

Fresh air, space being in nature is a magical thing. Whether you’re strolling along the beach, through a forest or climbing mountain – the health and mental health benefits of walking and being outside are well documented and Mid Wales has some of the best nature and walking trails in the UK.

 

Running, Walking or Hiking

Getting outside and running, walking or hiking can be as easy as stepping foot outside your accommodation.

If you want uncrowded hill-walking, forest nature walks, riverside and reservoir wales  then Mid Wales is the place you need to be.  From the moment you arrive you'll want to get outside and see what all the fuss is about.

The Mid Wales countryside varies from open moorland, ancient oak woods and quiet riverside paths. For a quiet afternoon stroll, explore a nature trail or town trail and you'll never too far from a small market town and a cup of tea or something stronger.

Waymarked long distance trails include two National Trails - Glyndwr's Way and Offa's Dyke and the Mid Wales section of the Wales Coast Path. 

If you'd like a guided walk, look at the many walking festivals and events or book a specialised guided walking holiday with a professional walking guide that really knows the area.

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.

Cadair Idris | Walking Routes

There are three recommended walking routes to conquer Cader Idris. Whichever route you take they are all designated ‘hard/strenuous’ routes, and you should allow between five to six hours to get there and back

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

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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

Dyfnant Forest | Forest Walks

Numerous forest trails. The surface of the Pont Llogel Trail is especially suitable for wheelchairs. Your starting point is from the picnic site at Pont Llogel on the B4395, 3 miles NE of Llangadfan on the A458 West from Welshpool.

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).

Corris Village Walk

Start: Corris Craft Centre car park Grid Reference: SH 750 078 Distance: 5 km . 3.1 miles Shorter option: 2.3 km . 1.4 miles Grade: Moderate (some steep sections) Terrain: Tarmac road and firm tracks Maps: OS Explorer - OL 23

Walking Festivals in Mid Wales

Events from
date event
Sat 28 May The 2022 Sabrina Walk at Llanidloes
Sat 25 Jun The Drovers' Walks at Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 17 - Sun 25 Sep Barmouth Walking Festival at Abermaw | Barmouth
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Nov Real Ale Ramble at Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 31 Dec New Year Walk In at Llanwrtyd Wells

Walking Routes on Map

Hiking, Trail Running and Walking Highlights

Wales Coast Path, Ceredigion Wales Coast Path, Mid Wales

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.

Brecon Town Tours

Guided walking tours around Brecon town centre. 90 minute and 2 hour tours available. Brecon's history revealed by our friendly knowledgeable local guides.

Town Trails

Mid Wales has many shorter marked trails. Many of these are wheelchair 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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National Long Distance Walking Routes

Glyndwr's Way
Wales Coast Path
Offa's Dyke

Walkers are Welcome Accredited Accommodation

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

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

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, £89-£165 prpnb

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

Dolffanog Fawr

Tywyn

Dolffanog Fawr offers truly luxurious accommodation in the heart of Snowdonia.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £100-£125 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

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-£1500 pupw sleeps 2-10

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

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

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

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-£1500 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

Mid Wales Breaks / Cwmllechwedd Fawr B&B

Llandrindod Wells

Five star Bed & Breakfast at Cwmllechwedd Fawr - Serviced accommodation in Llanbister Self catering also available

Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £105-£120 prpnb

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-£895 pupw sleeps 4-6

Fron Farm

Aberystwyth

Fron Farm Fishery is a small family run B&B and fishery. The ground floor rooms overlook the garden and lakes. Ideal location for walking, birdwatching, (red kites can be seen regularly overhead), and on site coarse and fly fishing.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £45-£120 prpn

Highbury Farm

Llandrindod Wells

A delightful home one mile from the Spa town of Llandrindod Wells within the village of Llanyre.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £37-£38 pppnb

Granary Cottage

Llandrindod Wells

The perfect place to relax and unwind, Granary Cottage is cosy and well-equipped with panoramic views. The converted granary retains its character whilst providing modern facilities. Peaceful and quiet, surrounded by our own land.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£650 pupw sleeps 1-4

Cwm Edw

Llandrindod Wells

Comfortable, well equipped granary flat with lots of special touches, set in a small, peaceful rural hamlet. Wood-burning stove. Sunny balcony and beautiful riverside garden. Llandrindod Wells 7 miles. Builth Wells 7 miles.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £190-£700 pupw sleeps 1-4

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

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, £445-£700 pupw sleeps 1-5

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