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The Elan Valley estate in Powys, Mid Wales is truly epic and sprawls over 72 square miles, making up 1% of the whole of Wales! The area is designated as an International Dark Sky Park.

Cwm Elan | Elan Valley & Visitor Centre, Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

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The Elan Valley Trail is a linear path following the line of the old Birmingham Corporation Railway. The trail starts in Cwmdauddwr, just west of Rhayader and finishes 13 km (8 miles) further up the Elan Valley at Craig Goch Dam.

Walk Route: Moderate

  • Access: Traffic free. Tarmac & gravel
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Miles: 9

Cwm Elan | Elan Valley & Visitor Centre, Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

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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.

Walk Route: Prestatyn - Chepstow

  • Miles: 177

 

The Elan Estate attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually. Many people come to enjoy the peace and quiet, some come for the wildlife and scenery, whilst others take part in more active pursuits.

Elan Estate Office, Elan Village, RHAYADER, Powys, LD6 5HP

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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.

Cors Caron National Nature Reserve, Near Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales

 

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.

Walk Route: Part of Tregaron Trails - Cors Caron Walk

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Miles: 4

Cors Caron National Nature Reserve, Near Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales

 

Three circular walking trails are waymarked and start from the Hafod Arch car park. The old masonry arch spanning the road was built by Thomas Johnes of Hafod in 1810 to mark the Golden Jubilee of George III.

 

Cadair Idris is a spectacular mountain reserve in Southern Snowdonia of over 450 hectares of breathtaking landscape, rugged summits, glacial lakes and a mossy wooded gorge.

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

 

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

Cadair Idris, Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX

 

Cregennan Lakes are owned by the National Trust, and are situated on the northern slopes of Cadair ldris, some 800 ft above sea level, overlooking the beautiful Mawddach Estuary.

 

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, Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB

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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, Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB

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The Dyfi Valley opens wide as it approaches the Cardigan Bay Coast and ends in sandy beaches and dunes. It cradles the westerly spur of Powys, Ceredigion north of Aberystwyth, and the southern rim of Snowdonia National Park.

Mid Wales, SY20 8SR

 

Garwnant Visitor Centre on the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park lies within 400 acres of woodland. The centre is the starting point for walking trails, nature trails, mountain biking routes and an all-ability trail

Garwnant Forest Visitor Centre (NRW), Cwmtaf, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2HU

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Mwnt is a haven for wildlife, one of the best places in Ceredigion to spot dolphins and always popular for days out on the beach.

Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1QH

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Dinas Reservoir and Nantymoch Reservoir provide an excellant angling experience. Both lakes are bank fishing only. Nantymoch is fly only but on Dinas spinning and worming are also allowed.

Rheidol Visitor Centre and Power Station, Rheidol Hydro Power Station, Cwmrheidol, nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3NF

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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.

Nefyn, North West Wales, LL53 6HL

 

Six miles from Llandovery, this woodland and picnic area is in the peaceful Tywi valley. Glimpse the waterfall on the walking trail or explore the woodland on the accessible trail. Red-graded mountain bike trail for experienced riders.

  • Access: Cwm Rhaeadr Picnic Site
  • Duration: 90 Mins
  • Miles: 2

Cwm Rhaeadr Woodland, Near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales

 
 
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