The cottage is ideally situitated to take advantage of the fabulous array of actitives and attractions available in Mid Wales. Activities range from walking to mountain biking, riding to rallying, and the events of the Royal Welsh Show Ground, you'll find there is something for everyone. There are great castles, houses, gardens and mines to explore. Friendly pubs and fine restaurants to replenish the weary soul. And you will find all of these within a short drive of the cottage. Below is listed a selection of activities, and at the cottage you will find guides, maps to help you make the most of your stay.
National Cycle Collection
The bicycle has been part of the national consciousness for many hundreds of years, and is still an everyday object that many of us rely on for work, leisure and exercise. This museum carries a large collection of bikes that date from the earliest models and prototypes all the way through to the most modern and hi-tech pieces that exists today. Lose yourself amongst this interesting exhibition of bikes.
Walking in Mid-Wales
Mid-Wales offers some of the finest scenery, ranging from rolling hills, woodland and country lanes to open hills, reservoirs and mountains. If you enjoy walking then this is the place to be. At the cottage we have the local maps and already walked routes for the area. You can walk on your own or join one of the walking events we have here in Llanwrtyd Wells at various times of the year.
Local Walking Events
Lord Crawshaw Memorial Walk
2nd February 2013
22nd June 2013
Welsh Walking Festival- 4 days
18th September 2013
Real Ale Ramble
23rd November 2013
New Year Walk
31st of December 2013
Subject to change, for further details contact www.green-events.co.uk
Llanwrtyd Wells was one of the first places in Wales to offer serious routes and fascilities for mountain biking. There are numerous routes direct from the cottage door step which explore the Irfon Valley, southern reaches of the Cambrian Mountains , Llyn Brianne and Dothie Valley (famed for a stunning single track route). Coed Trallwm is located up the valley from the cottage and offers three purpose built single track trails. There are routes to suit all abilities and range from 1 hour to spending the whole day exploring the stunning scenery. Route maps and guides are provided at the cottage. Bike hire is available in the town.
Mountain Biking Events in and around Llanwrtyd Wells
Mountain Bike Chariot Racing
12th Jan 2013
World Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling
13th July 2013
Bog Snorkelling Triathlon
14th July 2013
Red Kite Bash
2-4th August 2013
Real Ale Wobble
16-17th Nov 2013
Events subject to change, for further details
If you fancy a ride out in the beautiful Abergwesyn Valley, trek through the Crychan Forest, swim the horses in the Wash Pool or enjoy a quiet ride by Dulais , Cammarch or Irfon rivers led by experienced guides, Ffos Farm is able to offer all of this subject to availablity and weather conditions. Ffos Farm is a small, friendly stables offering riding tailored to individual needs whether you are a total beginner, norvice or experienced rider. They cater for singles, family groups, adults and children over five years.
Royal Welsh Show Ground
The cottage is only 20 minutes drive from the show ground , where events are staged such as the Royal Welsh Show, the Winter Fair and the Smallholder and Garden Festival. As well as accommodating its own three events, the showground hosts a very busy calendar of other activities.
Calander of Events for 2013
4th and 5th May - International Antiques Fair
18th and 19th May - Small Holder and Garden Festival
TBC October - Cob Sale/Welsh National Foal Show
22nd-25th July - Royal Welsh Show
7th and 8th September - International Antiques Fair
2nd and 3rd December - Winter Fair
Please use the link for more informaotion on the Royal Welsh Show Grounds.