Beauty Spots/Nature Reserves
Hergest ridge – footpath along the ridge with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside
Hergest Croft gardens - http://www.hergest.co.uk/hergest_estate.html
Elan Valley and reservoirs – www.elanvalley.org.uk/ The local jewel in the croft and a must for all visitors to the area.
Water Break its neck waterfall – Llanfihangle Nant Melan – situated off the A44 between Llanfihangle Nant Melan and New Radnor, a forestry road takes you to a parking place, where you can walk from to the local beauty spot.
Giggrin Farm- Red Kite Centre- Rhayader - http://gigrin.co.uk/ Mid Wales has the greatest density and diversity of birds of prey in southern Britain... Mid Wales was home to the last remaining Native Red Kites. Now, due to the hard work of the Conservation bodies here in Wales, Red Kites are once again in the ascendance.
Gilfach Nature reserve – Marteg Bridge, Rhayader - http://www.rwtwales.org/index.php/radnorshire-wildlife-trust-reserves/gilfach Set in the lovely Marteg Valley just north of Rhayader, Gilfach is a 410 acre hill farm nature reserve, owned and managed by Radnorshire Wildlife Trust for the benefit of wildlife. The farm is a mosaic of habitat including traditional hay meadows, rocky outcrops, rhos pasture, wet flushes, hill-side scrub and oak woodland, and is of course hugely rich in flora and fauna.
Stanner Rocks National Nature Reserve-http://www.first-nature.com/waleswildlife/e-nnr-stannerrocks.phpStanner Rocks NNR is the only location in Britain where the Early Star-of-Bethlehem (Gagea bohemica) - also known as the Radnor Lily -can be found. Access to this NNR is restricted because of the sensitivity of its wildlife habitats and species and because the terrain is dangerous. If unaccompanied the only part of the reserve available to the public is the level area inside the old quarry part of Stanner Rocks NNR close to the entrance. This national nature reserve is a paradise for those interested in rare and unusal plants; it has many species that are rare in Britain and more frequently associated with the Mediterranean region.
Beacon Hill- Llangunllo -http://www.rwtwales.org/index.php/radnorshire-wildlife-trust-reserves/beacon-hill.html The Beacon Hill reserve forms part of the original Manor of Gollon. It is thought that the land was originally given by William II to Ralph Mortimer Earl of Wigmore. The common land is covered extensively by grazing rights, rights to collect bracken and some rights to take stone. The sporting tenant also has various rights to cut and burn heather to encourage red grouse which breed on the moor. The Radnorshire Wildlife Trust is interested in the conservation value of the moorland which includes a wide range of bird species as well as uncommon plants.
The reserve comprises all of the common land of Beacon Hill belonging to the Crown Estate.
Rock Park Llandrindod Wells - http://www.rockpark.org.uk/rock-park.html Rock Park is situated on the south-west side of Llandrindod Wells covering approximately 12 acres (4.9 ha) of land which slopes from the North towards the River Ithon, which forms the western boundary of the park. It is one of the earliest public parks in Wales dating from the late 1860s, when the arrival of the railway and the enclosure of common land led to the development of Llandrindod as a flourishing spa town.
Offas Dyke Path – National trail - www.nationaltrail.co.uk/offasdyke/
Glyndwrs Way- www.nationaltrail.co.uk/_trail.asp?u=GlyndwrsWay/- Glyndŵr's Way was granted National Trail status in millennium year 2000. Its enigmatic name derives from the early fifteenth century folk hero Owain Glyndŵr, who won significant battles close to the route and who held a Welsh Parliament in Machynlleth.
Llandrindod Wells Lake – Local beauty spot, which has a path around it for easy access, refreshment area, shop, picnic facilities and children’s play area. Loved by all.