Mid Wales Hailed As Wellbeing Booster This Autumn & Winter

November 2023

Looking for the perfect escape to revive your wellbeing this autumn and winter? Val Hawkins, Chief Executive of MWT Cymru, the independent organisation representing over 600 tourism and hospitality businesses in Powys, Ceredigion, and Gwynedd’s Meirionnydd region, hails Mid Wales as the ideal solution.

The picturesque countryside and serene seaside in Mid Wales provide an idyllic setting to rejuvenate both your mental and physical health. The region boasts a wealth of activities and attractions for visitors to explore. From the breathtaking autumnal hues of woodlands and rare wildlife in reserves to tranquil lakes, rivers, and captivating canals, along with stunning sandy beaches—Mid Wales has it all.

The area is also dotted with wild moorlands awaiting your exploration, mountains and hills to conquer, and scenic walks and cycling routes to embark upon. For those seeking a rush of adrenaline, there are exhilarating mountain bike trails, intriguing mine exploration adventures delving into the region’s rich industrial history, and thrilling coasteering experiences.

If a more relaxed getaway is your preference, you’ll find countless castles and ruins to uncover, leisurely rides on nostalgic steam railways, quaint market towns with unique shops perfect for Christmas shopping, and an abundance of charming country hotels and pubs with cosy log fires, as well as quality self-catering accommodations. For those travelling with four-legged friends, Mid Wales offers numerous dog-friendly places to discover, as highlighted on Visit Mid Wales.

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Val Hawkins emphasises the charm of Mid Wales in the autumn and winter months:

“There is no better place to recharge the batteries than Mid Wales. Visitors have been escaping to our rural region, when they have needed to get away from the challenges of urban life, for decades.”

She emphasises that you don’t need to be a mountaineer to appreciate the wonderful outdoor spaces of Mid Wales. The region offers opportunities for riverside, canal, and woodland strolls, as well as cycling excursions suitable for individuals, couples, families, and groups. One of the most captivating walks leads from Hafren Forest, near Llanidloes, with riverside boardwalks designed to accommodate wheelchairs, all the way to the source of the River Severn on the Plynlimon mountain range.

Studies have demonstrated the profound benefits of spending time in green spaces and integrating nature into your daily life. It can enhance your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, boost physical health, confidence, and self-esteem, and inspire increased activity, new connections, and peer support. Mental health charity Mind offers insights into how nature can positively impact mental health.

Want the opportunity to recharge your mental and physical wellbeing in some of Mid Wales’ most stunning locations? Learn more about our suite of caravan holiday parks in Wales which have been made specifically catered for you to unwind and recharge.

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