There are a number of beautiful beaches within an hours driving including:
Llanidloes is a perfect base for any cyclist as the area has something to offer cyclists of all ages and abilities, with some great road and off road rides that offer spectacular views of forests, mountains and lakes.
The Llanidloes town website details several road based routes from short excursions to day-long rides.
There are a number of Mountain Bike Trail centres within an hours drive.
Moutainbike Wales offers some great guided Mountain Bike tours, using their local knowledge giving you access to the best trails around.
Bike Hire is available at the following shops:
Clive Powell Cycles in Rhayader
Elan Valley Visitor Centre, there is some great cycling in this area including a child/family friendly route
Local Golf Courses include:
The rally school is set within an authentic 900 acre Welsh forest, so provides the full forest rally driving experience, either as part of a group, on a corporate day out, or having an exclusive one-to-one session with David in your own rally car.
Whether you want to experience thrilling rally driving days for the first time, or top up your knowledge and time in the driving seat, the Higgins rally school has a rally driving experience to suit your needs.
Bradnant Equestrian Centre is just 2 miles outside Llanidloes
Rheidol Riding Centre is situated in the middle of the picturesque Rheidol Valley,4 miles from the town of Aberystwyth.
Llanidloes is at the heart of the ancient medieval kingdom of Arwystli; the first town on the River Severn and an ideal spot to take a break; be it for just a couple of days, a week, or a fortnight. But be warned, the place is dangerously addictive. You might never want to leave. There are shops, pubs, cafes. restaurants, walks, historic buildings and much more to see. Expect are warm welcome as the local people are a friendly bunch. There is a small market every Saturday morning on the main street. Check out the town website for further details.
The Mid Wales Arts Centre features a large Gallery, and a Sculpture Park. As well as exhibitions and workshops. Courses are run by professional artists in a supportive and friendly environment. It is approximately 8 miles from Llanidloes, just outside the village of Caersws.
Mid Wales Shooting Centre has established itself as one of the premier clay target facilities in the UK.
Situated in 300 acres of some of the finest and naturally beautiful countryside the British Isles has to offer, it is ideally located, just one hour's drive from the Midlands. Mid Wales Shooting Centre caters for the novice to the expert shooter, providing a vast range of shooting facilities which includes 16 Trap Layouts, 4 Skeet layouts ,Compact, ABT, and 12 Sporting Stands.
In the centre of the ground stands a superb, logged timber club house / restaurant and an extensive shop offering a huge range of guns, clothing and accessories. We also have a team of professional instructors available.
Whilst Llanidloes and the surrounding small towns offer a variety of smaller and generally independent shops, if you are
looking to find the major high stores you will need to travel 40 minutes to Aberystwyth or an hour to Shrewsbury for a wider selection
Rock Spa – Metropole Hotel Llandrindod Wells
Lion Quays – Nr Oswestry
Wynstay Hotel & Spa – Oswestry
There are over thirty separate routes around the town which are clearly way-marked and signposted. They link Llanidloes with the smaller surrounding villages of Llangurig, Llandinam and Trefeglwys and range from just a few miles to a good day's walk. The national trails of Glyndwr's Way and the Severn Way also pass through Llanidloes; fantastic opportunities to enjoy the countryside.
There is a way marked walk to the Source of the River Severn taking you high up into the Cambrian Mountains onto Plynlimon the highest mountain in Mid Wales, starting only a few miles away from the YORE base.