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Discover scenic mid Wales and the local attractions

Attractions in Mid-Wales

Something for everyone nearby!
From relaxing and enjoying the views from the bunkhouse itself to walking in the lands of the ancient medieval kingdom of Arwystli to canoeing on the River Severn...there is something for everyone nearby!

We have listed some of the main attractions below with links to further information to help you plan your stay...

Cycling in mid-Wales
Footpaths around Llanidloes in mid-Wales
Golfing in mid-Wales

The Welsh National Cycle Route - Lôn Las Cymru - National Cycle Network Route 8 passes north-south through Wales and Plasnewydd Bunkhouse at Llanidloes provides the perfect overnight stop. Likewise, Lôn Cambria - National Cycle Network Route 81 - passes east-west through Wales and again Plasnewydd Bunkhouse at Llanidloes provides the perfect overnight stop. We are happy to transport people, bikes and luggage as required.

Lôn Las Cymru Cycle Route
Lôn Cambria Cycle Route


There are over thirty separate routes around the town of Llanidloes many of which link with surrounding towns such as Llangurig, Llandinam and Trefeglwys. Full details including downloadable directions can be found on the Llanidloes website.

The national trails of Glyndwr's Way and the Severn Way pass near the bunkhouse making us an ideal location for those walking the longer trails.


The St. Idloes Golf Club was founded 1897 and is a nine-hole undulating course which plays as a par 66. The club is situated one mile to the north of Llanidloes.

Full details including prices are available on the St. Idloes Golf Club website.

Horse riding in mid-Wales
Yamaha Off-road Experience in mid-Wales
Clywedog Sailing Club

Horse riding & Holiday Liveries

At Bradnant Equestrian Centre we offer the full range of riding and livery services. From lessons in our indoor arena (great for the Welsh weather!) to hacking-out in the glorious countryside around Llanidloes.

For further information visit Bradnant Equestrian Centre


The Yamaha Off-Road Experience is the ideal introduction to off road motorcycling - as well as being a great day out for more competent dirt riders.

Full details are available here Yamaha Off-Road Experience


Sailing's best kept secret - 615 acres of water within easy reach of both North and South Wales and the midlands, Clywedog Sailing Club has been at home on Llyn Clywedog since 1968 and is just 7.5 miles from Plasnewydd Bunkhouse; set in some of the most tranquil and peaceful scenery in mid wales.

Visit Clywedog Sailing Club

Elan Valley

Elan Valley is one of Wales' most picturesque spots and only 18 miles from Plasnewydd Bunkhouse. Part of the rugged Cambrian Mountains, Elan is a beautiful and unspoilt area, home to reservoirs, aqueducts and many species of animal and wildlife.

Visit Elan Valley

Outdoor Activities

Mount Severn is privately owned by Joycelin Gray and Paul Hoyland and it as run as an outdoor activity centre - with a difference! Mount Severn is a grade II listed country residence dating from 1825 set in 14 acres of woodland through which the River Severn flows.

Full details are available on the Mount Severn website.

Red Dragon Bushcraft Weekends

Based on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains with access to wild areas where you can re-learn the skills of our ancestors. Whether you are new to outdoor living, have a passing interest or are well on your way to self sufficient living - everyone is welcome to further their knowledge of Bushcraft skills. Plasnewydd Bunkhouse offers accommodation in conjunction with Red Dragon Bushcraft weekends.

Visit Red Dragon Bushcraft

And so much more.... why not visit the Llanidloes website for further information.