Car Free Days Out

With careful planning, you can enjoy a car free holiday in Mid Wales while staying at Gwaenynog. Offering a sense of seclusion, we are bordered by ancient woodland and hedgerows, whilst there are some wonderful views across our valley to view grazing sheep and some Welsh hills beyond. We also have a lovely woodland walk full of wild flowers, located within our own land, with the chance to enjoy nature trails, rope swings and den building!! Just outside the campsite, there are quiet country lanes, ideal for walking or cycling,

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

Take on the challenge of walking to the top of Moel Drehaearn hill (245ft) – just 10minutes walking away, or Mol Bentyrch (335ft) – a short 10minute drive to the base, where you can enjoy awesome views across the wider area. You can also utilise other local public footpaths and bridleways that criss-cross the surrounding farmland so long as you adhere to the Countryside Code and keep dogs & kids under control.

For longer walks you can follow the marked National Trails of Glyndwr’s Way and Ann Griffiths Walk to enjoy a choice of low level riverside/woodland walks – going Eastwards to Pont Robert and Meifod, where you can buy refreshments at the shop/pub, or going West to Pont Llogel, with its small post office/shop, and where you can enjoy a packed lunch in the dedicated picnic area next to the River Vyrnwy. Or if you are feeling energetic take on steep climbs like the fern covered Alt Dolanog (280ft), or really stride out on a longer 7mile walk to Lake Vyrnwy with its many different activities and attractions (including water sports and birdwatching).  You can join up with all these marked walks just a mile away from us at Dolanog where you can also paddle in the river or just view the 30ft waterfall over Dolanog Weir. With a little prior planning you can organise circular walks directly from the Woodlands Campsite (we can help with this), or if we aren’t too busy we might be able to drop off/pick up at the end of a linear walk (just ask when you get here).

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.