Mid Wales is a truly beautiful part of the world. With scenic rolling hills, wandering flocks of sheep and rural hidden gems, mid Wales provides the perfect location for a UK staycation destination.
Here at Hush Hush Glamping, there are so many fun experiences and adventures nearby to explore. Whether you are a keen adventurer or prefer to hide away in a cosy pub, there’s something for everyone here in mid Wales. Below you will find a list of our top 5 places to visit during your upcoming stay at Hush Hush Glamping…
Gigrin Red Kite Feeding Station is set upon a 160-acre family farm, inviting hundreds of stunning Red Kites to come and feed at their centre each day. The station boasts several hides, allowing you to watch the wonderful Red Kites as they go about their business. There are also specialist photographic points for keen photographers and artists to enjoy.
If you’re a wildlife lover (like us), Gigrin Red Kite Feeding Station is well worth a visit during your stay here. The Red Kite Centre overlooks both the Wye and Elan Valleys, and is just half a mile away from the pretty market town of Rhayader. The site also features a coffee shop, picnic site and farm trail, making for a fun family day out.
2) Elan Valley
Elan Valley is a stunning collection of man-made lakes, dating back to the early 20th Century. The dams, reservoirs and 73-mile aqueduct were built over a hundred years ago to supply clean water to the city of Birmingham; a truly epic work of engineering set within an area of outstanding beauty.
Elan Valley is a true hiker’s and photographer’s delight, located just a 45-minute drive away from our glorious glamping site. Situated just outside of the lovely Rhayader, the dams and reservoirs offer ample opportunities for walking and exploring; as well as providing much-needed protection to ancient species of flora and fauna.
The Aberystwyth Mountain Road is a picturesque old mountain road, heading out towards the notorious Cambrian Mountains. If you’re already heading out towards Rhayader to visit the Gigrin Centre or Elan Valley, why not continue your journey on to Aberystwyth? Take your time and admire the panoramic views during this perfectly picturesque journey.
The prettiest route across the Cambrian Mountains is to head straight on past the northernmost point of the Elan Valley, travelling via the tremendous, twisting road that soars high through the mountains. Follow the B4574 from Cwmystwyth to Devil’s Bridge, before heading to Aberystwyth via the A4120. A spectacular day out!
The aptly named Water-break-its-neck Waterfall provides the perfect opportunity for a lovely stroll through enchanted woodland and fascinating waterfalls. The scenery is so spectacular that local girl Ellie Goulding chose this idyllic spot as part of the filming location for her Your Song video.