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.

Ynyslas Visitor Centre | Walking Trails

Stunning estuary and huge sand dunes 14 miles from Aberystwyth. Ynyslas Visitor Centre has exhibition about Dyfi National Nature Reserve, shop and refreshments. Walking trails through dunes and along seashore. No swimming due to currents.

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).

Bwlch Nant yr Arian | Running Trails

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.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian | Walking Trails

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.

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

Talley Woodlands | Walking

Talley Woodlands overlook an historic village and ruined abbey in Carmarthenshire, 12 miles from Llandovery. Picnic area and waymarked walking trails with steep climbs and far-reaching views over the abbey and surrounding hills.

Cors Caron National Nature Reserve | Walking

Cors Caron is a vast wetland near Tregaron. The huge raised peat bogs and surrounding habitats support a wealth of wildlife. Accessible boardwalk over bog to hide, and Sustrans National Cycle route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Walking Festivals in Mid Wales

Events from
date event
Sat 17 - Sun 25 Sep Barmouth Walking Festival at Abermaw | Barmouth
Sun 23 Oct Ron Skilton Memorial Half Marathon at Green Events - Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Nov Real Ale Ramble at Green Events - Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 31 Dec New Year Walk In at Green Events - Llanwrtyd Wells
Fri 28 Apr - Mon 1 May Talgarth Walking Festival at Talgarth

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Capel Cartref

Ystradgynlais

Capel Cartref - A spacious, riverside holiday let with secure garden bordering on Brecon Beacons National Park

Self-catering with 1 unit, £800-£1500 pupw sleeps 2-10

Plas Bwlch

Llanidloes

Cosy Georgian Farmhouse with breathtaking views of the Upper Wye Valley which sits in 15 acres of farmland with sheep, chickens, ducks and ponies. Local attractions include walking, cycling, fishing, rallying and offroad motorbiking.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £65 prpnb

Gwynfan

Llandrindod Wells

Boasting panoramic views this very spacious well appointed single storey property enjoys a secluded rural setting on a working farm. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedroom. Sumptuous leather reclining sofas in large lounge. Hot tub and pets welcome

Self-catering with 1 unit, £100-£1280 pupw sleeps 2-6

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

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

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

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

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-£700 pupw sleeps 1-5

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-£1010 pupw sleeps 2-6

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

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

Dolffanog Fawr

Tywyn

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

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £100-£125 prpnb

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

Yr Hen Stablau

Machynlleth

The cottage is an energy efficient building renovated with local slate and timber. Beautiful garden, 1 mile to Machynlleth, 1 mile to Coast Path and 8 miles to the coast. Sleeps 6, wheelchair access ground floor, mobile hoist. Pets welcome.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £370-£680 pupw sleeps 1-6

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-£850 pupw sleeps 1-6

Hendy Farm Holidays

Tywyn

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

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £35-£40 pppn

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

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