Walks & Countryside

Walks & Countryside

Activities & Attractions

Places to Visit

Eating Out

Welsh Hideaways offers the perfect base for enjoying the stunning scenery of the area on foot. There are countless walks through varied landscapes, for all ages and abilities. The cottages are packed with useful information and maps to help you make the most of the walking opportunities in the area.

From the cottages

There are lots of varied and enjoyable walks you can do straight from the cottages without having to get back in your car. We have a hand illustrated map showing some of our favourites.

Why not head down to the dramatic stretch of river below the cottages or set out on a one-hour circular walk around the village? You can walk to beautiful Hafod down the valley or head up and over the hill behind the cottages for a spectacular view of the ruins in the mining valley.

Five days of walks

We have produced five laminated walk sheets describing some longer walks in the area. Most are within a 20-30 minute drive.

Between them they will give you a taste of the best the area has to offer, whether it is wooded valleys, impressive reservoirs, mining ruins or rolling pasture land.

Hafod Estate

Just 5 minutes down the road by car, Hafod is a gem when it comes to walks. The remains of a vast country estate, it has a huge variety of marked trails, mostly in sheltered wooded valleys where the river Ystwyth can be seen in all its glory.

All walks are family and dog friendly, with places to stop and skim stones or have a picnic. Make sure you try at least one walk while you visit – you won’t regret it!

The Elan valley

The Elan valley is a series of dams and reservoirs built by the Victorians to supply Birmingham with clean water.

Set in rugged mountain scenery, the reservoirs provide easy walking for all the family. In the summer season you can be rewarded with a cream tea at the Penbont House tearooms.

Walking with Dogs

If taking your dog with you, please be aware that there are sheep in some areas and dogs must be kept on a lead to avoid disturbing them.

Please read our guide to bringing your dog to Welsh Hideaways for more details.