Outdoor enthusiasts, both young and old, will find plenty to do both on the farm and nearby.
Being set right in the centre of Wales we have the wild and remote Cambrian Mountains close by to the west
and softer more gentle farmland to the east. Whether you are an avid hill walker seeking strenuous days out or
a weekend cyclist looking for a day or two riding along pleasant and quiet lanes you will not be
disappointed, and days out can be tailored to your own ability, starting right from the door.
Equally many of the routes are also suitable for horse riders, whose mounts we are also able to accommodate.
Canoeing on the River Wye is another popular pastime, as is fishing on the nearby lakes.
Alternatively time can be spent on the farm, with birdwatching a very popular pastime.
Over 50 different species having been sighted, including Curlew, Lapwing, Skylark and Linnet to name just a few.
The river is a picture in summer with lovely pools for bathing, and it is also teeming with wildlife. The 'beach' is
a wonderful corner where you can sit with a picnic, totally secluded, quiet and far removed from the troubles of the world.
Below you will find just a few suggestions.
This part of Wales has yet to be discovered, and the more time you spend here the more possibilities you will discover.
On the farm.
Besides offering accommodation we also run a small farm with a diverse range of
animals and birds. Children, and their parents are welcome to join us at
feeding time to meet the animals and join in with the day to day farm activities.
Depending on the time of year there may be baby chicks which need feeding, or
young lambs to be bottle fed. Sadly, Tammy, the Tamworth pig, is no longer with us
but we may get some more piglets in the future.
The farm is managed with nature in mind and we have a wonderful grass meadow and
river bank which has an extremely wide bio-diversity and is ideal for bug
hunting forays and, of course field study visits. Likewise we have a huge
selection of wild birds, many of which are classified as being of high conservation
concern by the RSPB.
Of course you may be arriving back after a hard days walking or cycling in the Cambrian
Mountains, in which case you may prefer to head straight to the river to cool off and relax.
Walking cycling and riding
There are numerous circular routes for walking, cycling and horse riding close by, apart from other possibilities such as Glyndwrs Way.
Indeed the more time you spend here the more possibilities you will discover, and we are always happy to discuss ideas during your stay,
or even before you arrive. To get you started here you will find just a few suggestions which we have explored and enjoyed ourselves.
The Gilfach Nature Reserve is always a favourite at any time of the year or in any weather.
Slightly further down the River Marteg than St. Harmon and Pant Y Dwr the valley takes on a very different form,
being much steeper and narrower. This has, surely, to be one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in Wales, and pictures
cannot ever do it justice. You can get to know nature here, or just enjoy yourselves
with a picnic by the river....
We are pleased to be able to offer activity and skills courses in association with
Learn Outdoors, a locally based company
specialising in outdoor training, bushcraft, DofE expeditions and team building.
A whole range of activities is available and can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.
Some activities such as bushcraft can take place here at the bunkhouse or on the farm,
others such as hill skills at a more appropriate venue ...
Our friends at Cambrian Safaris offer excursions into the Cambrian mountains, in their Land Rover Discovery
which is Licensed for Private Hire. Come and enjoy the fantastic views and scenery,
local history and wildlife. They will pick you up from your accommodation or a meeting point
and take you to places not normally discovered by visitors.
All tours provide the opportunity for frequent stops or short walks for photography or for
Fishing is possible on some of the local lakes, such as Llyngwyn, and on the Rivers Wye and Severn. Permits are available from the newsagents
in Rhayader. Further details can be found on the Rhayader Angling Association website.
Canoeing is possible on the River Wye and also at Llyn Clwedog, north of Llanidloes. It may also be possible at other locations
but we do not have any further information.