Mid-Wales Adventures

Walking the Epynt

New dates to come, please get in touch if you want to make a booking

Why book this trip?

Discover the beautiful landscapes, ancient history and wildlife of the Mynydd Epynt. Highlights include hilltop walks, wildflowers, Red Kites, ruins and monuments. Along the way, we enjoy our Welsh-themed packed lunch and experience the relaxed pace of country life.

  • Ancient History – Discover the remains of shepherd’s huts from before the MOD acquired the Sennybridge training area.
  • Wildlife – This area is well known for its Red Kites, Buzzards, Kingfishers and Dippers.
  • Breathtaking landscapes – Explore some of Britain’s most pristine regions on foot.

Included meals
3 x breakfast
2 x packed lunch
3 x dinner
Trip staff
Experienced walk leader
Assistant walk leader
Transport
Walks begin from the hotel
Accommodation
Cosy & comfortable en-suite hotel rooms with bar and restaurant
Walking grade
Moderate
4/10
Group size
10 to 20

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at your accommodation for dinner and welcome drinks so you can get to know us and your walking companions for the next few days.

Day 2

Breakfast at the accommodation , collect your packed lunch for today and we’ll have quick briefing about today’s walking. Then we’re off! Today we’re heading out of the village and up the Epynt to see the beautiful Mid-Wales scenery and learn a little about this area’s history. We’ll stop for lunch in the Crychan forest before heading across the Epynt and returning to the accommodation along the river Irfon. Dinner will be in the accommodation after you’ve had a little time to clean up and relax, then later, we’ll meet up to have a bit of social time and answer any more questions from today.

Day 3

Breakfast at the accommodation , collect your packed lunch for today and we’ll have quick briefing about today’s walking. Then we’re off! Today we’re heading out of the village in the opposite direction to see the valley from the other side and the roman site, then through the village of Garth before stopping for lunch. After lunch it’s back up the Epynt again to see more of the spectacular range before returning to the accommodation . Dinner will be in the accommodation after you’ve had a little time to clean up and relax, then later, we’ll meet up to have a bit of social time and answer any more questions from today.

Day 4

Breakfast at the accommodation and it’s time to go home I’m afraid. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but you’re welcome back any time.

*Please note that the itinerary may have to change at short notice due to local weather and other local conditions, but we will make sure that you have an equally enjoyable and scenic walk somewhere else nearby.

Trip information

Weather and country information

Wales has a temperate but very variable climate. In general the summers are warm with July and August being the warmest. Whatever the season it is advisable to be prepared for rain as the weather can change quickly, especially on the hills.

What to bring

Clothing
A warm sweater or fleece and long trousers are advisable, especially in early and late season when the weather tends to be cooler. Come prepared for all weather – waterproof jacket and trousers, fleece, warm layers, hat, gloves as well T-shirts, sunhat, good sun cream and sunglasses.

Footwear
We recommend you bring walking boots – leather or fabric are both fine. Waterproof boots are advisable. Some of the paths are rocky underfoot and you could twist an ankle if not wearing boots. Trainers are not recommended. Make sure that your boots are worn-in and comfortable before the start of the trip. Comfortable footwear to change into after the walk.

Bags
A small waterproof rucksack large enough to carry what you need for the day – waterproofs, warm layer, water, lunch, sun-cream, phone etc. On hot days you will carry more drinking water.

Equipment
Bring a rucksack for the walks and a water bottle. You may like to bring trekking poles. If your rucksack doesn’t have a waterproof cover then consider plastic bags to keep things dry should it rain. It is important to stay well hydrated during the walks. Tap water is fine to drink but there won’t always be places to refill on the walks. We encourage our clients not to buy mineral water because of the negative environmental impact with plastic bottles.
Tipping
Entirely at your discretion you might consider tipping your walk Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive, but it is neither required nor expected.

Transport, accommodation and meals

Transport Information
On Foot

Accommodation notes
We stay at the comfortable and inviting accommodation located between the rivers Cammarch and Irfon, both known for their fishing. All of the rooms are en-suite and are very comfortable. There is ample parking. Mobile phone coverage is usually OK, but may get patchy when we’re out and about.

All breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included. Meals are prepared using local in-season ingredients. The accommodation caters to most diets and have a range of vegetarian options.

Arrival and departure information
If you are planning to arrive or depart by train, when you exit the station at Llangammarch Wells, from there the village centre is only a 2 minute walk away.

Essential information

Transfers

We don’t provide any kind of transfers. The village is easily accessible by public transport, so if you’re not driving to us our local train station almost stops at the front door. If you have got a long way to come, we can provide advice if you ask but we don’t arrange transport.

Animals

Some of our accommodation is dog-friendly, but make sure you tell us on your booking if you’re bringing a dog. All dogs will have to be kept on leads for the duration of the walks because of livestock, wildlife and roads. I’m afraid we can’t accept any other kinds of pets.

Children

Young children are not allowed on our walking holidays. Strictly 16+ only please.

Medical conditions

If you have a medical condition and you feel that you’re up to the challenge despite it, then good for you and we can’t wait to meet you; However, please do tell us in advance just in case anything goes wrong so we know best how to help you.

Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Mid-Wales Adventures that you have adequate travel insurance in place.

Walking and trekking information

Walking grade = Easy/Moderate

This walk is at the top end of the easy scale, just edging into moderate. Both days will have 5 to 6 hours of walking with a break for lunch and stopping at various times to admire the amazing scenery, wildlife and history.

Dates, prices and booking

New dates to come, please get in touch if you want to make a booking

1 Adult – £495

1 Adult plus 1 dog – £525

Single room option +£125

Call now to book – 07803 689729

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