THINGS TO DO
Making the most of your stay in Mid Wales
First thing I would recommend is that you have a little look over our brand new blog, where I will be updating different things to do in the area as I go along. Check it out here
Walking & Cycling
We're lucky here in Mid Wales to have some pretty spectacular places right outside our own front door. There are numerous routes within the village if you don't fancy travelling too far, however if you're up for a more of an adventure then you can take a short drive to a cycling centre in Machynlleth, or to one of the numerous cycling trails in the area like the Elan Valley trail.
If you fancy a more sedate pace there's an endless supply of breath taking walks and trails to follow; Lake Vyrnwy provides both a cycle route and relaxing walk. If you fancy something more challenging nearby Cadair Idris is a mountain well worth tackling.
Carno is home to numerous public footpaths including those that take you up to the highest point of the valley leaving you with stunning views of the village and surrounding mountains.
Fishing & Shooting
A 10 minute drive from your accommodation is the Mid Wales International Shooting Centre, where you can test your aim at the challenging clay pigeon series.
For those with a little more patience we are also home to numerous fisheries and lakes.
Motorsports & Watersports
If you're interested in upping the pace then Carno is home to the Higgins Rally School.
If you're feeling a little more web footed then heading towards the coast and the numerous water sport centres is your best bet for some white water fun.
Wildlife & Photography
Most recently this area of Mid Wales was used as the setting for S4C's Y Gwyllt/Hinterland and provided the series with an atmospheric backdrop. For those interested in capturing impressive landscapes on film this is the area for you.
The scenery alone in this area is breath-taking but is also home to an abundance of wildlife. Once dwindling in numbers the Red Kite now flourishes here and there are a few sites where you can spend time watching them feed, Bwlch Nant Yr Arian on the mountain road to Aberystwyth being one.
Dyfi Ospreys is another opportunity to view the revival of a rare bird breed, the osprey.
Nant Awen itself has and abundance of wildlife, so if you don't fancy travelling far once you've seen the luxury of your accommodation then you'll have plenty to see outside your own front door.
Wales of course is famous for its abundance of castles and Mid Wales is no exception with many sites for you to visit during your stay. Powis Castle "just down the road" is a grand stately home and medieval castle with kept gardens and more rugged estate land home to its own herd of deer.
There are also numerous "ruins" to visit, including the often overlooked, ancient fortress Castell Y Bere.
We weren't just building castles and fighting though, there is also the atmospheric Ystrad Fflur or Strata Florida Abbey, a Cistercian abbey in ruin but well preserved and worth a visit.