Car Free Days Out

With careful planning, you can enjoy a car free holiday in Mid Wales while staying at Gwaenynog.

Cycling

As cycling is under your own steam, it is therefore easy to plan. The only drawback is the hilly terrain and mountains, although we know people who are cycling these with very little effort – with an electric cycle. These are widely available for hire at various locations in Mid Wales, including Welshpool.

Please discuss with us, as we can arrange for them to be available from our B&B.

Walking

And of course, walking is simple to plan. We have a national trail within a mile of us, Glyndŵr’s Way, which connects with Offa’s Dyke at Welshpool; or there’s the Ann Griffiths Walk, also a mile away, which is a 7 mile route along the River Vyrnwy.

Additionally, there are numerous paths and public bridleways criss-crossing all of Powys that can be linked from Gwaenynog. We have OS maps which you can use to plan your day out, and we can offer packed lunches too, making a truly wonderful day out.

Buses

We are located:

  • Approx 4 miles from the bus stops at Llanfair Caereinion, on the A458, which runs to Welshpool or Foel. These have irregular times, on morning and afternoons only.
  • Or 4.5 miles from the bus stops at Meifod, on the A495, which run between Welshpool, Llanfyllin and Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant.

This is just an example of the few buses available in our area. Timetables and routes are available on the Traveline-Cymru website.

Plan Ahead

If you intend to rely solely on public transport to travel around while staying at our bed and breakfast, you should bear in mind that although the local bus services are generally reasonable, there are no long distance routes in the county. This means trying to complete long return journeys in a single day may be difficult, or impossible.

Trains

Alternatively you can travel to Welshpool by train, via the Llanfair Light Railway. Please check their website for timetable and details. This can be a fun trip back in time on a wonderful narrow gauge steam train, arriving in time to spend a few hours in Welshpool for lunch, or perhaps head to Powis Castle for a visit, and then return by train.

From Welshpool you can link up with national rail network and head to Shrewsbury onto Birmingham or via Newtown onto Aberystwyth. Shrewsbury you can link into other routes which take you through Shropshire to Newport and Cardiff or towards Chester.