Popular Walks, Hikes and Outdoor Activities in Powys for Nature Lovers staying at Squirrels Nest.


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Squirrels Nest is nestled within Powys, Mid Wales, a county known for popular hikes, walks and outdoor activities. The area offers a plethora of picturesque walks and hikes for outdoor enthusiasts. From rolling hills and lush valleys to serene lakes and ancient woodlands, there’s something for everyone to discover. In this blog, we’ll take you on a journey through some of the most popular walks and Outdoor Activities in Powys. Each offer a unique glimpse into the diverse landscapes near Squirrels Nest. 

Hikes, Walks and Activities in – Brecon Beacons National Park

Firstly, begin your adventure exploring Powys, Mid wales, with a visit to the renowned Brecon Beacons National Park. Here, you can explore trails, including the Pen y Fan summit, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. The Brecon Beacons are an hour drive from Squirrels Nest. However, if you’re up for a whole day adventure, this is perfect to make the most of a full day hike.

Elan Valley Reservoirs

Secondly, a hugely popular day out with the family in Powys, Mid Wales, is the Elan Valley Dams. Discover the tranquil Elan Valley and its reservoirs, which provide a serene backdrop for leisurely strolls. Importantly, don’t miss the Caban Coch Dam and the stunning Craig Goch Dam. The Elan Valley Visitor Center is based in Rhayader and offers a cafe and an outside play area for children. Furthermore, this makes a great option for families. Elan Valley is approximately a 35 minute drive away. 


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Offa’s Dyke Path

Are you looking for a scenic walk in Powys, Mid Wales? Embark on the Offa’s Dyke Path, a long-distance trail that follows the historic boundary between England and Wales. Particularly, the Hergest Ridge section is extremely scenic if you only want to cover a small area of the path! Offa’s Dyke Path is approximately a 25 minute drive from Squirrels Nest.

Glyndŵr’s Way

Fancy a long walking trail or a biking path in Powys, Mid Wales? Follow in the footsteps of Owain Glyndŵr, the Welsh hero, by walking along Glyndŵr’s Way. Further, Glyndŵr’s Way is an 135 mile (217 Km) long National Trail showcasing diverse landscapes, farmland, woodland, and forest of Mid-Wales. Starting in Knighton and ending in Welshpool, this trail is perfect for cycling and short walks as you don’t have to walk the trail in one go to enjoy the best it has to offer! Knighton is approximately a 25 minutes drive away.

Hikes, Walks and Activities in – Radnor Forest

Regarding families with young kids, a perfect walk in Powys, Mid Wales, for families with children of all ages is Radnor Forest. This path offers an array of walking routes suitable for all skill levels. The waymarked walking trail leads you to the panoramic views from the summit of Great Rhos  which look out onto the views of Bleddfa and these are a must see! Additionally, for a walking route for little legs there is the beautiful Water-Break-Its-Neck, a waterfall a mile away from the village of New Radnor. Alternatively, the easy walk option (blue waymarkers) is perfect for families. Starting from the Warren Wood car park, the Water-break-its-neck Trail (¾ of a mile) sends you to a spectacular view of the waterfall. New Radnor is approximately  a 30 minute drive away from Squirrels Nest.


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Hikes, Walks and Activities in – Llandrindod Wells

Looking for a family day out with fun outdoor activities in Powys, Mid Wales? Take a leisurely stroll around Llandrindod Wells Lake, where you can enjoy the serene atmosphere and spot swans and other waterfowl. There are many water activities you can enjoy as a family such as kayaking, paddle boating, canoeing, and other fun activities e.g. cycling courses for kids and fishing lessons. Otherwise, there is a kids play park, mini golf course, skate park and more nearby, for non water activities! In addition, The Lakeside cafe is a great place to go for a coffee and lunch, or even afternoon tea! Llandrindod Wells is roughly a 20 minute drive from Squirrels Nest. 

Hikes, Walks and Activities in – Builth Wells

Finally, are you after a lovely town with plenty of places to walk and eat in Powys, Mid Wales? Discover the charming town of Builth Wells with a walk along the riverbanks of the River Wye. This is an easy walking route and is a delightful way to explore the town’s scenic surroundings. Conversely, if your just looking for a lunch spot, The Cwtch Cafe and The Strand Cafe are two lovely places in Builth Wells to grab a cake, coffee, or even a light lunch. Builth Wells is roughly 35 minutes away from Squirrels Nest. 

Furthermore, these popular walks, hikes, and outdoor activities in Powys, Mid Wales are our top recommendations for our guests who are looking for a taste of adventure. Nonetheless, Squirrels Nest offers stunning accommodation local to Powys, Mid Wales’ area of natural wonders. Moreover, our luxury treehouse provides opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, and nature lovers to connect with the breathtaking landscapes that make Powys a haven for adventure. Subsequently, whether you’re seeking a challenging hike or a leisurely stroll, there is sure to be a trail waiting for you. A promise of memorable moments and stunning vistas at every turn. So, lace up your hiking boots, pack your backpack, and embark on your Powys, Mid Wales, adventure. 

To conclude, Squirrels Nest is truly a perfect location for exploring the welsh countryside. Most importantly, coming back to our stunning accommodation to relax and unwind is the perfect end to a long day! Click here to book.


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