Known for its beautiful scenery and lush green countryside, Mid Wales is a popular place to visit all year round. The magnificent Cambrian Mountains run from north to south between the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks and are quite a spectacle during sunset or sunrise. Mid Wales includes Ceredigion and Powys and truly is one of the most beautiful parts of Wales.
Holiday Cottages in Mid Wales
Our Oakwood Lodges are a great option for wildlife enthusiasts or visitors looking for a rural escape. Situated near the small town of Rhayader, 20 minutes from the famous Elan Valley, the lodge park is the perfect place for long country walks followed by a hearty pub lunch.
Rhayader has 12 pubs and 2,075 residents which equals about 173 people per watering hole so you’ll never go thirsty! It might be an interesting challenge to try and visit them all in one evening. The red kite feeding centre is just 10 minutes away and there are 22 acres of parkland, including 3 acres of woodland, to explore (perfect for guests who bring their dogs). A number of the Oakwood lodges have hot tubs which can make your trip that little bit more special.
Things to do in Mid Wales
The Brecon Beacons National Park is one of the most incredible places to visit in Mid Wales. There are loads of things to do here including, horse riding, mountain biking, stargazing, abseiling, caving and water sports. In the park there are dozens of historic castles and abbeys including Cyfathfa Castle and Montgomery Castle which are must visit attractions for keen historians. Other attractions nearby are the National Botanic Garden of Wales, the Brecon Distillery, the Brecon Mountain Railway and Brecon Cathedral. The botanical garden boasts 8000 different types of plants across 560 acres and has a wonderful assortment of themed gardens. The gardens are great for kids with a willow play course and an adventure zone as well as a toddler area. Don't forget to include some mountain walking - there are some beautiful walks including climbing Pen y Fan - the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons.
The Elan Valley Trail in Rhayader is a popular cycle or walk. The trail follows the River Wye and passes the 6 famous Elan Valley dams. The dams are called: Craig Cocg, Garreg Ddu, Pen-y-Garreg, Caban Coch, Claerwen and Dol-y-Mynach. Each dam is unique. Craig Goch is considered the most attractive and Caban Coch resembles a natural waterfall when the reservoir is high. The Elan dams are a great excuse for an excursion either by foot, bike or car. Find the Elan Valley Trail here.