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The Local Area

The local area provides plenty of opportunities for activities such as walking (short local walks or longer routes such as the Wye Valley Walk and Epynt Way), mountain biking, horse riding, bird watching, fishing, playing a round of golf, exploring a museum or taking in the atmosphere in a country pub. 


Bach and Mawr are an ideal base for exploring Mid Wales:

Rhayader and the beautiful Elan Valley is 14 miles away by road (although  much nearer as 'the crow flies'). Places to visit include Gilgrin Farm Red Kites ( and the Elan Valley Visitor Centre (

The market town of Builth Wells and the events held at the Royal Welsh Showground ( (in addition to the Royal Welsh Show, events include Wonderwool Wales (April) the Spring Festival (May), Winter Fair (December) and antiques and collectors fairs (May and September). The Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells has a two screen cinema and regular live events (

The spa town of Llandrindod Wells holds an annual Victorian Festival in August. Places to visit include: Llandrindod Wells Lake, the Radnorshire Museum and the National Cycle Museum ( There are a number of walks around and about from Llandrindod (

Llanwrtyd Wells, the smallest town in Britain, is only 10 miles away, where many annual events are held such as the 'Drovers' Walks', 'Welsh Open Stone Skimming Championships', 'Man versus Horse' race and 'Bog Snorkelling' ( Llanwrtyd is also home to the Heart of Wales Brewery, producing a range of real ales (

Bach and Mawr have a central location to explore a little further away:

A 50 minute drive reaches Hay-on-Wye, a busy market town on the Welsh/English border, full of independent shops and places to eat, which holds its famous literacy festival in late May. The town of Knighton situated on Offa's Dyke is also a 50 minute drive and home to the Spaceguard Centre and Offas Dyke Centre and nearby Presteigne, where the award winning museum, The Judges Lodging, can be visited. Brecon, Llandovery and the Brecon Beacons national park are also a similar driving time away. In an hour and 15 minutes, Aberystwyth and the coast can be reached.








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