Underhill Riding Stables

Do you want to see and appreciate the beautiful Mid Wales country side from a different vantage point?   Whether you are young or old, skilled or out to try horse riding for the first time, we have horses an ponies to suit your needs and strive to make everyone's experience one they will want to repeat!  Underhill stables can provide pony trekking, half day rides, full day rides and pub rides. For the more ambitious, take a ride for a whole day, stopping at the local inn for lunch; ride home through the beautiful Radnor Forest and watch out for the wildlife!

For more details see http://www.underhillridingstables.co.uk


Canoe the River Wye

The River Wye (Welsh: Afon Gwy) is the fifth-longest river in the UK, stretching some 134 miles from its source on Plynlimon in mid Wales to the Severn estuary. For much of its length the river forms part of the border between England and Wales. The Wye Valley (lower part) is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is important for nature conservation and recreation.  Why not have a go of canoeing along the river. Glasbury to Hay-on-Wye is the most well-used section of the River Wye. The distance between the two locations is approximately 5.5 miles.

It is a perfect way to laze away a summers day - it is a beautiful and unspoilt stretch of river with tremendous views of the Black Mountains, and Hay Bluff. Along your journey, you can expect to see a number of spectacular and fascinating characters in their natural habitats. There are often sightings of kingfishers, sandmartins, herons, grebes cormorants, swans and even the occasional otter! It is an ideal canoeing river with only a few grade 1-2 small rapids.

 

With Canadian canoes, single and double kayaks, you can either paddle down in your own group or organise a guide or an instructor to take you down the river.

 http://www.leftbankcanoehire.co.uk

http://www.wyevalleycanoes.co.uk

http://www.canoehire.co.uk/

 

The Small Breed Farm and Owl Centre

A special pace to interact with a outstanding collection of rare breed animals and birds. The Owl Gardens have been considerately designed and planted in order to create an intimate setting which allows visitors a rare opportunity to observe all the British Owls, as well as 27 other spectacular species from around the world.

Throughout Spring and Summer see our hand-reared owlets in the Owlet Room, from the newly hatched to young adults. You might be lucky enough to observe the owlets being hand fed by our Owl Keeper. In Autumn and Winter, this room becomes an 'everything owl' information room to explore.

http://www.owlcentre.com/