Local towns

Churchstoke (4 miles): Large supermarket with a “country park” at “Harry Tuffins”, nearest petrol and diesel filling station etc. There is also a small nature reserve in Old Churchstoke too.

Montgomery (5 miles): Small market town, town-trail, castle and a small number of shops.

Bishops Castle (8 miles): Small market town. Community swimming pool hire (01588) 638871.

Newtown (11 miles): Larger town, Maldwyn leisure centre including an outdoor 'all weather' 5 a side pitch, a swimming pool, squash courts, ten pin bowling etc.

Welshpool (14 miles): The Flash leisure centre, Canal cruises, Powis Castle (NT), Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway runs from here.

Church Stretton (20 miles): Classy English town in area of outstanding natural beauty, drive over the Long Mynd (unsuitable for coach) and see the gliders and hang gliders in action.

Shrewsbury (26 miles): Ten-pin bowling (01743) 461353, Good shops, Cineworld multi-screen cinema.


  • Offa’s Dyke
  • The Stiperstones
  • Kerry Ridgeway
  • The Long Mynd
  • and many other walks all in easy reach.

Other local attractions

Commando Paintball & Border Quadtrekking: Between Welshpool and Shrewsbury, telephone for details 01743-884694 (Please mention us, you may get a better deal).

Red Ridge Activities Outdoor Centre: Adventure training, rock-climbing, abseiling, canoeing, caving, etc. Cefn-Coch, 01938-810821.

Trinity Adventure: On-site Archery and other games from Wrexham 01978-311242.

Further afield

Telford: Town park (free admission), Ice skating (01952) 291511, Multibowl (01952) 293493, Indoor shopping mall, UCI cinema (01952) 290606 . Also in Ironbridge, the birthplace of Industry, Blists Hill museum.

Rhayader: Red-Kite visitor centre.

Bala: National White Water Centre, rafting and canoeing (01678) 521083.

Llyn Tegid: Windsurfing, canoeing, sailing etc.

Lake Vyrnwy: Beautiful drive around lake. R.S.P.B. centre, walks etc.Highly recommended for a relaxing afternoon.

West Midland Safari Park: (approx. 1¼hr)

Alton Towers: Theme park (approx. 1½hr)

Llanrhayadr Ym Mochnant: Wales' highest waterfall. (Roads unsuitable for coach).

Chester: Large historic city with IMAX cinema, Roman ruins, Cathedral, beautiful shops. (approx. 1¼hr)

Coastal attractions

Borth: Beach beside small town. Shops, toilets etc. within easy reach. (approx. 1¼hr)

Ynyslas: Beach with dunes and wildlife study centre - very sandy. (approx. 1¼hr)

Tywyn: Sandy beach beside all attractions, small fun-fair, gift shops etc. (approx. 1½hr).

Aberystwyth: Largest town in Mid. Wales - pebble beach, Camera Obscura, Cliff Railway, shops, swimming pool if wet. (approx. 1¼hr)