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Embark on a Welsh Walking Holiday in Mid-Wales 

Discover the natural splendour of Mid-Wales with our ideal location at The Lake Country House & Spa, making us the ultimate destination for your walking holidays in Wales. With a variety of well-trodden paths both nearby and slightly farther afield, we cater to walking enthusiasts and those seeking a more relaxed stroll. Our surroundings offer something for every ability level, ensuring a fulfilling experience.


Exploring the Hotel Grounds

Take a leisurely 45-minute walk around our hotel grounds, showcasing the rural charm of our location. For a deeper immersion into nature, follow the riverbank path leading to the nearby village of Llangammarch Wells. From there, embrace the scenic Eppynt Way, conveniently located behind the hotel, offering panoramic views of the valley and diverse open terrain. Enjoy a car-free adventure and soak in the breathtaking landscapes. 


Beacon Beacons Walking

A brief thirty-minute drive from the hotel leads you to the vast expanses of Brecon Beacons National Park. Choose from a range of walks, from picturesque strolls along rivers and waterfalls to hikes across secluded moorlands. Don't miss the iconic Pen-y-Fan, the highest point south of Snowdonia. For a more relaxed experience, explore the historic Canal from Brecon to Cardiff, passing by charming pubs and offering a delightful walking interlude. 


Walking in the Black Mountains

Venture into the eastern realm of the Brecon Beacons, where the Black Mountains reveal undulating landscapes and stunning valleys. These trails are ideal for leisurely walks, offering picturesque vistas and a more relaxed atmosphere compared to the challenging Brecon Beacons. A 45-minute drive away, the Black Mountains serve as a serene midpoint between our hotel and the M4, providing a delightful pause during your journey. 



Explore the Abergwesyn Valley

Considered one of the most beautiful areas of mid Wales, and just 20 minutes from the hotel, the Abergwesyn pass is regarded as one of the most scenic routes in Wales. The old drovers track runs from the hamlet of Abergwesyn to the small town of Tregaron, the scenery is truly breathtaking and it’s a great place to explore on foot. Small marked footpaths enable you to appreciate the beauty and isolation of this magical part of mid Wales. If walking in this area has no appeal, simply continue the drive to Llyn Brianne Reservoir.


Llyn Brianne Reservoir

Built to supply water to Cardiff and the south coast of Wales, the Llyn Brianne Reservoir consumes a number of small valleys. A 30 minute drive from the hotel along the Abergwesyn pass; Llyn Brianne offers some great walking with fantastic views. A walk around the whole reservoir will take most of the day, although there are shorter walks taking in the local woodland and the beauty of the lake. These walks vary from 1 hour to 5 hours. The RSPB reserve is also a great place to explore.


Elan Valley

Built between 1893 and 1952 the Elan Valley dams provide drinking water to Birmingham. A series of underground aqueducts ensures uninterrupted supply from this Welsh upland area to Birmingham, using only gravity. At the time it was regarded as one of the biggest and most successful civil engineering projects in the UK. During the Second World War, the Elan Valley was used to test the bouncing bomb, as it was similar to the Mohnesee in Soest, Germany. The walking in this area of Wales is wonderful; north of the Brecon Beacons and south of Snowdonia this area is a little quieter. Long curving paths take you around the edge of beautiful lakes where there is an abundance of wildlife and breathtaking views.


Walking in the Cambrian Mountains

The Cambrian Mountains fill the gap between the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia, the Cambrians offer some of the most diverse and varied landscapes in the UK. There are many walking routes for you to discover and enjoy in the plentiful hills and mountains of the Cambrians.

Don't forget to head back to the hotel in time to make the most of the spa to relax and ease those sore legs!