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Capel Y Ffin, Brecon Beacons National Park

Exploring Mid Wales

Join us in discovering one of the secret places of Britain

 

 

 

    We offer bespoke, exclusive, guided tours of the Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales - by car, on foot or by bike. We meet you, drive you and guide you through our homeland. Every tour is tailored for you. So whether you want to exercise the body, the mind, or both, we can offer you a unique service to get the most out of your time here. So join us, exploring Mid Wales.

 

Mid Wales, including the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley, is one of the most beautiful yet unknown parts of Britain. Our guided walks, guided tours and guided cycle rides will show you the places that most visitors miss. Click here for more information about Mid Wales. 

 

 

 

 

Come and explore Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons in the Winter!

 

The Brecon Beacons

 

 Winter in Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons really is a lovely time of year. As the temperatures decrease and the days shorten, it is an ideal time to get away from the crowds and to use our expertise in finding the back roads, the hidden gems and the places only experienced locally based guides can know. In winter, the air is clearer, the views better and there are no flies and little undergrowth to impede the winter walker or explorer.

 The really interesting and beautiful places often lie a long way from the main roads and tourist signposts. They don't even come up on Sat Navs / GPS! But don't just go to the same places as everyone else - use a guide! Whether you want to hike in the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons National Park, explore the remote places of Mid Wales or enjoy the delights of Herefordshire's many villages, we can offer a bespoke tour for you. Local knowledge is everything and we offer a personal experience so that every day's tour is uniquely designed for you. Rob and his team are all graduate geographers who have lived most or all of their lives in Mid Wales. If you'd like to know the story behind the scene, the reason underneath the reason, then do get in touch. Whether it's landscape and scenery, history or mythology then we can design a tour for you picking you up from your accommodation.

 

  "Rob is very knowledgeable, easy to get along with, and a veritable fountain of information" Andy, Colorado

 

"Rob is a mine of knowledge, an excellent guide and overall a great person to spend a day (or more) with!" Florian, London

 

The Zeitz family from the USA at Capel-Y-Ffin in the Black Mountains

 

The Zeitz family, from Montana and California were over here for a family wedding in Herefordshire. With a few days to see the "Old Country" they used Rob as their personal guide to Herefordshire and the Wye Valley. They retraced the steps of some of the earliest "tourists", in the eighteenth century, when they travelled down the Wye Valley from Ross-on-Wye to the spectacular Tintern Abbey via England's allegedly best view - at Yat Rock. Next up was a tour of the western borderlands - the enigmatic Kilpeck church and the stunning Vale of Ewyas before descending from the high Gospel Pass to the bibliophile's paradise of Hay-on-Wye. Fibnally the family toured the Black & White Village trail on the NW of the county where, somewhat unexpectedly, Monkland cheese factory proved to be a highlight. The ancient half timbered villages of Eardisland, Pembridge, Weobley and Eardisley completed a lovely day out with new friends from across the pond.

Click here for reviews from the Zeitz family.

 

Ellen & Michael Braffman, Philadelphia
 
“ We spent two wonderful days in August hiking with Rob. Weaving along midWales magnificent shore line as we hiked  beaches, woods, and lovely berry-lined paths for the occasional foraging; with the constantcy of the bright blue Irish Sea as a gorgeous backdrop. With Rob’s impressive knowledge of nature and British/Welsh history our hikes were always filled with lively and intelligent conversation. We felt as though we had just taken two courses “ 
“Welsh Flora and Fauna” and “An idiots guide to Welsh’s history, culture, religion and politics “.  He even brought us a delicious homemade lunch filled with homemade jam!  Don’t miss hiking with warm, intelligent and  thoroughly entertaining Rob Rees!”

 

What would you gain from exploring Mid Wales?

1) You would benefit from seeing the sheer beauty of one of Britain's most beautiful landscapes.

2) You would experience the serenity and peace of remote, unspoilt countryside.

3) You would stimulate the mind by asking the question "why?"

4) You could exercise the body on foot or by bike.

5) You would return home knowing that you had made the most of that most precious resource, time.

The road approaches The Devil's Staircase Abergwesyn Pass

Driving Mid Wales

We offer a range of tours where we will unlock some of secret places of Mid Wales or can design a day specifically for you. We will pick you up  and offer you a hassle free day of exploration. We will drive you in our vehicle, will guide you around and all you have to do is to relax and enjoy Mid Wales. Read more

Pen Pumlumon Fawr ~ Plynlimon

Walking Mid Wales

Whether you are looking for a gentle amble or a strenuous day out in the mountains, we can tailor the day to suit you. We will drive you to the walk in our vehicle, or will meet you at the walk’s start. We can provide a packed lunch if required and all you have to do is to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mid Wales. Read more

Named after Archbishop Baldwin Gospel Pass, The Black Mountains

Cycling Mid Wales

We offer a range of cycle tours, both on and off road, or can design a bike ride specifically for you.  Bring your own bikes or we can arrange hire bikes for you. Whether you are looking for a gentle traffic-free ride or a strenuous day out in the mountains, we can tailor the day to suit you. Read more

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