Visit Mid Wales… later, but don’t forget!

Please do not visit Mid Wales at this time, April 2020, and avoid all unnecessary travel within Wales. Mid Wales has very limited NHS resources with only 2 main hospitals serving the counties of Powys, Ceredigion & Gwynedd. We look forward to welcoming you back in future; but for now, let’s all #staysafe and look after each [...]

Wildlife news: Pine Martens and Welsh Beaver Project

Beavers to head for Wales There is no sign of the pine marten population recovering in southern Britain. Now it is great to have The Vincent Wildlife Trust taking pine martens from Scotland to mid-Wales. One has already been seen in Cwmystwyth, mid-Wales and close to Welsh Hideaways. Should you see one, you can report [...]

Shooting film in Wales is the best

The BBC reports that Tom Cullen, Welsh actor and writer, has been filming 'Pink Wall' in the Elan Valley, close to where he grew up. He was born in Aberystwyth. The film is a love story about two Americans living in Wales. Cullen played Viscount Gillingham in Downton Abbey.

‘Winter is better in Mid-Wales’

Good to read James Stewart's article on Machynlleth under 'Great British Breaks' in the Sunday Times. He starts by saying this is a good time to visit Mid-Wales: Why?'Because winter is better in mid-Wales. After a ripe autumn as the playground for hikers and beachgoers, the gorgeous hills and coast around Machynlleth are quieter. Come [...]

Astronomy Tourism Trail

Ty Mari and the night sky. Down the road is an international dark sky park site at The Arch. A new 'astro-tourism' trail has been created in the Cambrian Mountains linking six new locations awarded a 'dark sky' status, including The Arch, close to Welsh Hideaways between Devil's Bridge and Cwmystwyth.