Area Guide Mid Wales
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Mid Wales

Powys and Ceredigion (formerly Cardiganshire)

The county of Powys offers breathtaking views for walkers on its dog friendly countryside walks. The region is home to the Brecon Beacons National Park and within this mountain range is Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales. Well-made footpaths take the walker to the summit and there are plenty of circular routes to enjoy with your dog.

The area has a number of waterfalls to admire, including the UK’s tallest single drop waterfall Pistyll Rhaeadr, in the Berwyn Mountains. It is 240ft high and there are paths you can take to view it either from the top or the bottom. 

Explore dog friendly Country Parks such as Craig-y-nos, and the Elan Valley, admire the scenery at Llangorse Lake, Lake Vyrnwy, or you and your dog could take a walk by the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. History lovers might like to check out the ruins at Montgomery Castle and medieval Dolforwyn Castle above the village of Abermule, Powys.

The ancient market town of Talgarth nestles beneath the Black Mountains that run along the border between Wales and England and, with a choice of dog friendly accommodation, provides an excellent base for exploring the area.

The stunning Cambrian Mountains boast wilderness scenery including moorland, lakes and mountains. There’s a wealth of dog walking opportunities in the area, be it in woodland, exploring historic towns, in river valleys or along the coast. The dog friendly Ystwyth Trail follows sections of the old Great Western Railway line and is a 21-mile multi-use trail linking Aberystwyth, Llanfarian, Ystrad Meurig and Tregaron in Ceredigion.

Check out the many dog friendly beaches in sunny Cardigan Bay, including Penbryn, owned by the National Trust and the location for a scene in the James Bond film ‘Die Another Day’ - a perfect day out for film fans!

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