About Mid Wales

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Mid Wales is one of the most beautiful yet unknown parts of Britain. It has stunning scenery, a rich culture and history, is wild and remote but is only a few hours from the cities of England. It has been much ignored by visitors yet in Mid Wales, we have hundreds of reasons to linger, to stay awhile and to let the magic of this place seep through you. Featured in the BBC’s Secret Britain - “Water World of Wales”, Mid Wales hides its gems well. So join us EXPLORING MID WALES, driving, walking or cycling, find the areas known only to locals, experience the joy of discovering new places, gaining new knowledge and making memories that can last a lifetime.

Wales is a country of 3 million people occupying a peninsula in the west of Great Britain. Part of the United Kingdom, Wales has long displayed a difference, an “otherness” from its big neighbour, England. Wales is hilly, has a long spectacular coastline and has one of the oldest surviving languages in Europe. “Croeso i Gymru – Welcome to Wales” is the greeting to our many visitors from Britain, Europe and the wider world. South Wales, famed for the capital city, Cardiff, and a tradition of coal, choirs and rugby football and North Wales made famous by Snowdon, our highest peak and Cymraeg, the Welsh language, are relatively well known. But between these two lie Mid Wales, one of the most overlooked regions of Britain.

Mid Wales traditionally consists of five of the historical Welsh counties – Brecknockshire, Cardiganshire, Merioneth, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire. Mid Wales includes the Brecon Beacons National Park in the south, Cardigan Bay marine reserve in the west, Snowdonia National Park in the north and the English border, often referred to as “Offa’s Dyke”, named after the earthwork created by King Offa in the eighth century, in the east. The area is very sparsely populated, only in the Scottish Highlands will you find fewer people per square mile in the UK. The area is unspoilt, containing hills and mountains, beautiful valleys and quaint market towns. Mid Wales is largely bereft of trees, a result of centuries of sheep grazing, but this results in stunning and far reaching views. Culturally the area lies across the boundary of largely Welsh speaking Wales to the west and north, and the more English speaking east and south. Nevertheless, wherever you go in in Mid Wales, a warm welcome awaits you.

Exploring Mid Wales has been set up to enable you to discover more about this fascinating region. Run by a husband and wife team who have lived in Mid Males since they first attended university in Aberystwyth in the 1980s, EMW offers you the opportunity to find out more about Mid Wales. Whether you prefer to be driven, to walk, cycle, canoe or even to run, Exploring Mid Wales can help make your visit especially memorable. So please get in touch and we look forward to welcoming you to Mid Wales – Y Canolbarth Cymru.

Click  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6GtS0mlDjses for a view of BBC's "Waterworld of Wales."

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