Mid Wales

From the Brecon Beacons National Park in the south, through the Heart of Wales in the middle, up through the Cambrians to the Berwyn Mountains in the north: Mid Wales covers a lot of landscapes and scenery.

Abergwesyn Pass Transport - Road

Abergwesyn Pass

Gwaenynog is situated between the Berwyn mountains to the North and the Cambrian mountains to the south west, and all the Marches and Offa’s Dyke to the east – we’re surrounded by some of the most wonderful and scenic areas which are relatively untouched, and seldom visited.

With some of these upland areas being the most remote in England or Wales, and with most travellers heading straight to the more famous mountains in Snowdonia or to the coast, we’re in one of the best places to get away from it all.

There are numerous lakes and reservoirs – they supply a lot of the major cities in England, like Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester. Each has its own character and style, from Lake Vyrnwy in the north of the area, through to the Pontsticill Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons in the south; then the Elan Valley right in the middle.

Market Hall Llanidloes Powys Mid Towns and Villages

Market Hall, Llanidloes

From the fairytale Lake Vyrnwy and remote Berwyn Mountains in the North, through the beautiful Elan Valley, past the soaring Red Kites of Rhayader, to the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons in the South, Mid Wales offers you the perfect choice of remote or picturesque areas.

Craig Goch Elan Valley (Autumn) Powys Mid Wales Scenery

Craig Goch, Elan Valley 

Mid Wales has such a variety of scenery, activities and culture that you will want to return again and again. There are ancient untouched landscapes; hidden valleys and secret waterfalls; thrilling and exciting activities, such as white water rafting, daring mountain climbs, electrifying bike trails, and all this as well as old county towns with traditional markets and excellent local foods, with peaceful and unique landscapes where you can sit and contemplate the silence or watch the majestic Red Kites and Buzzards gliding above the hills.

Mid Wales has been described as the last rural idyll in Britain where you can still experience total silence in a landscape, or find your way into the old communities of Wales where you can experience the language, music and culture of the Celtic past.