Fforest Fields
Radnorshire, cymru

Activity

Adventures for All Ages

October 2, 2023

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Here are some ideas for local activities! We’ll keep adding to this and linking as the journal grows…

Hiking and Nature Walks

Explore the stunning Radnor Forest or the Elan Valley. Try the Radnor Ring Trail for a challenging hike.
Take a family-friendly stroll along the Glyndwr’s Way National Trail or visit Llandrindod Wells Lake Park for a leisurely walk.
Walk any of the neighbouring hilltops from Fforest Fields
Discover the Roundabout on the Begwns
Enjoy the top of Rhogo
Search great local walking routes
Discover Water Break It’s Neck (waterfall) and the surrounding walks

Cycling Adventures

Go mountain biking in the hills around Rhayader or tackle the Lon Las Cymru route.
Rent bikes and enjoy a ride along the peaceful country lanes or try the Aberedw Hill, Carneddau or the Cambrians beyond Abergwsyn
Enjoy the flow tracks at the Elan Valley
Cycle to one of our neighbouring pubs, on the road or over the hills
Try a night right with the right lights!
Join in the Builth CycleTec shop rides on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm from Bank Square, Builth

Historic Sites

Visit the ruins of Abbeycwmhir Priory or the impressive Powis Castle.
Discover cairns, mounds and standing stones from the bronze and iron age
Find historic churches and discover the stories of our valleys
Stand on the site of Builth Castle and learn about the Marcher Lords
Find the mound in the woods at Fforest Fields
Discover Montgomery Castle, or Clun Castle
Explore the mystical remains of Dolforwyn Castle and let their imagination run wild.

Wildlife Watching

Go birdwatching at Gilfach Nature Reserve or spot red kites at Gigrin Farm.
Visit the Red Kite Feeding Station in Rhayader to see these majestic birds up close.
Spend time sitting in the woods and note down what you see
Enjoy a walk on the farm and keep your eyes and ears open
Bird Watch in the Elan Valley
Bird Watch on Llandrindod Lake

Stargazing

Radnorshire offers some of the best dark skies in the UK. Join a stargazing tour or simply lay out a blanket and gaze at the stars.
Teach children about constellations and planets in the night sky, a fantastic learning opportunity.
Look out for the Perseid Meteor Shower in August

Canoeing and Kayaking

Paddle down the River Wye from Glasbury or Hay on Wye
Choose calm sections of the rivers suitable for family canoeing trips.
Paddleboard on the Brecon Canal with Pete Mayall
Discover Llandrindod Lake, or Llangorse Lake for boating and paddle adventures

Cultural Experiences

Attend local festivals, art exhibitions, or traditional Welsh music events.
Visit Radnorshire Museum to learn about the region’s history
Walk around Hay on Wye and dip into the book shops
Attend the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd
See events happening in Presteigne, Knighton and other boarder towns which are busy with the arts
Hang out at Wyeside in Builth, where you can take your pint into the pub
Discover the Willow Globe

Picnicking and Relaxing

Find a quiet spot by a river or lake to enjoy a peaceful picnic, our team can help point out some
Have a family walk to the mawn pools on the top of Aberedw Hill and enjoy the view
Take a walk along the River Wye from Builth to Newbridge
Find Free Fishing along the Edw Valley

Horse Riding

Experience the beautiful countryside on horseback with guided rides.
Many stables offer pony rides suitable for children.
See the wild horses on Aberedw or Pant y Llyn

Local Food and Drink Tasting

Sample traditional Welsh cuisine in local pubs and restaurants. Don’t forget to try Welsh cakes and cheese.
Introduce children to Welsh treats like Bara Brith (fruit bread)
Discover pubs serving local meats, veg and drink suppliers

Radnorshire and surrounding regions offer a wide range of activities for both adults and kids to enjoy its natural beauty, history, and culture. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures or cultural experiences, there’s something for everyone to savour in this picturesque region of Wales!

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