CYCLING & WALKING
The Montgomeryshire Canal
The Montgomeryshire Canal meanders through the idyllic Welsh countryside, passing through Berriew roughly mid-way between Newtown and Welshpool. Take in gorgeous country views and wildlife sightings as you walk or cycle along its flat towpath.
Lake Vyrnwy, Llanfyllin
The UK’s first stone dam was constructed to create this 19th century reservoir, which offers sylvan trails along its perimeter, plenty of opportunities for fishing or birdwatching, and no shortage of pubs, cafes and restaurants nearby.
The highest mountain in Wales and England, Snowdon rewards those who reach its peak with unparalleled views - and, in summer months, a refreshing beverage in the cafe at its summit. If you’re feeling tired after the strenuous climb up you can even get the train back down. There are 6 different routes to walk up Snowdon, all with varying degrees of difficulty
A late 18th century monument to the naval victories of an admiral in the American War of Independence, Rodney’s Pillar stands at the top of Breidden Hill, which is near Welshpool and offers wonderful views of Shropshire and Wales. The pillar can be reached by 2 routes – one fairly easy, the other challenging. The monument is at times closed to the public, so check before setting off.
Known for its formal gardens, sprawling parkland, illustrious drawing rooms and on-site museum, this 13th century castle sports impressive statuary and art as well as one of Britain’s only Baroque gardens.
Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture
The Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture was the first museum in Europe dedicated to a living artist. Andrew had always dreamed of opening a museum to share with the world his unique approach to life and art. He wanted the museum to be a vibrant space to display examples of work he had created over the decades and to stage events that would share his vision and skill for curating performance and spectacle.
Glansevern Hall & Gardens
A cascading water garden, a vast lake hemmed by forest walks and a plethora of exotic plants are just a few of the reasons to visit this gem on the banks of the River Severn.
Gregynog Hall, Tregynon
A large 13th century mansion with stunning gardens, Gregynog Hall offers gentle walks in the surrounding dells and is a short drive from Newtown.
Centre of Alternative Technology, Machynlleth
The Centre for Alternative Technology is an eco-centre in Powys, mid-Wales, dedicated to demonstrating and teaching sustainable development. CAT, despite its name, no longer concentrates its efforts exclusively on alternative technology, but provides information on all aspects of sustainable living.
Mid Wales Off-Roading
Off-road carts, cargo-cats and paintballing are just a few of the activities on offer at this centre in the centre of Mid Wales.
Commando Paintballing and Quad Trekking
Based on the Mid Wales/ Shropshire border, the activity hub offers off-road buggies, quad biking, paintballing, laser clays and archery..
ACTIVITIES & PURSUITS
Lakeside Golf Course & Driving Range
Situated in the heart of Mid Wales between Welshpool and Newtown, this golf course offers 18 and 9-hole courses and lessons for any level of experience. A pleasant restaurant and bar area for golfing guests overlooks the golf course.
Aberdovey Golf Club
A challenging golf course with breath taking scenery on the edge of the sea.
Penycoed Riding Stables, Nr. Oswestry
The Family run pony trekking stables is based in Pant. A great day out for adults and children. Training for all difficulties and hat & boot hire at the stables.
A family run business who run a local vineyard. Wine tasting and tours are available
Monty's Brewery 'The Cottage' Visitor Centre
Award-winning brewery, Monty's Beer, have a brilliant visitor centre based in Montgomery with detailed information of the brewing steps, history and merchandise of a locally produced beer.
The Lion Hotel & Restaurant, Berriew
Tel: 01686 640452
Nags Head, Garthmyl
Tel: 01686 640600
The Talbot Hotel, Berriew
Tel: 01686 640881
Coed-y-Dinas has both a Country Store and a Garden & Home Centre, featuring a vast array of products, from footwear and cooking utensils through to tools and camping, all at great prices. Howards Restaurant serves delicious homemade seasonal food, with lunch served from noon. Throughout the year there are special events with lots to do for the whole family.
Derwin Garden Centre, Guilsfield
Large outdoor garden centre with homewares under-roof and on-site Cafe. Also features an intricate Farm Shop.
Kings Nurseries, Garthmyl
Specialist Growers of Seasonal Bedding & Basket Plants, Hanging Baskets & Perennials.
Dingle Nurseries, Guilsfield
The Dingle Nurseries is a long-established family run business serving the needs of the horticultural trade and private buyer alike. It began in 1968 when Andy and Kath Joseph started growing Christmas trees on an acre of his parents land.