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Located in the heart of Mid wales, Ty Coch is the ideal base from which to explore some of the best tourist attractions and activities Wales has to offer. Ty Coch is within an easy reach of some of the top tourist attractions in Wales. Portmeirion, Snowdonia National Park and the Brecon Beacons National Park are all within an easy drive and the train station at Caersws provides direct links to Aberystwyth and Porthmadog on the Cambrian line. Below are just a few suggestions of how you can spend your time while you visit.





Portmeirion was designed and built between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. It was made famous in the 1960s as the filming location of 'The Prisoner' and has made numerous appearances in film, television and music videos since then. In September 2012 it will also be the location for the new Festival No.6 music festival. Portmeirion is just over an hours drive from Pontdolgoch through the spectacular Snowdonia National Park.


Within an hours drive is the historic market town and seaside resort of Aberystwyth. Located on Cardigan Bay, Aberystwyth has a wealth of attractions for the visitor. In addition to the seafront and funicular railway, Aberystwyth is home to one of the largest and busiest arts centres in Wales and also boasts a castle, steam railway and golf course.


The Red House is situated in an area where the arts are strongly represented, and offers something for every taste; with talented musicians playing traditional and folk music live in local pubs and regular festivals. Events are regularly staged and the community of artisans, craftspeople and artists makes this a very special area. The quiet village of Caersws is located in a bend of the River Severn and is the site of two Roman forts. In the heart of the Welsh marches, Caersws is thought to have played an imLlanidloes Market Hallportant role in the Roman occupation of Wales. Llanwnnog Church in Caersws is thought to date from the 13th or 15th Century and is home to the best example of a 15th or 16th century rood screen and loft in Montgomeryshire. The Welsh romantic poet John Ceiriog Hughes is buried in the Llanwnnog churchyard.


Llanidloes, the first town on the River Severn, is located just 10 miles to the south. Awarded Fairtrade Town status in 2006 by the Fairtrade Foundation, Llanididloes is home to a number of craft stores, organic wholefood cafés and the only surviving timber framed market hall in Wales. Llanidloes is host to the annual Green Fair and the Llanidloes Fancy Dress Street Party.


Walking and Hiking

Snowdonia National Park

Located in the valley of the river Severn, the countryside surrounding Pontdolgoch is some of the most beautiful in Wales and is perfect for ramblers and hikers. However if you would like to stray a little further, we are within an hour's drive of the Brecon Beacons to the south and Snowdonia National Park to the north west.


Snowdonia National Park is home to Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales at 3,560 ft (1085 m) and attracts over 6 million visitors per year. Snowdonia offers some spectacular walking and climbing and is also home to a wide range of rare and unique wildlife, making it the ideal destination for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.


The Brecon Beacons National Park is a short drive to the south and offers a wide range of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. In addition to hiking, the Beacons are the ideal place for canyoning, climbing, caving and mountain biking.



River Severn at Caersws

Wales is famous for its game fishing and offers some of the finest trout and salmon angling in the world. We have some of the country's most famous waters on our doorstep and many of these are available to fish on day permits. Ty Coch is just five minutes from the upper River Severn and licenses to fish a 7 mile beat along both banks of this famous water are available from the local shop and petrol station in Caersws. This stretch of the River Severn is controlled by the Caersws Angling Association and offers fishing for salmon, wild brown trout and grayling. Permits are £12 per day and half day permits are also available. Most of the beat is fly only, but the section adjacent to the bridge at Caersws allows the use of baits or lures. Guiding and tuition is available from local angler Andrew Cartright. For more information visit


The Llyn Clywedog reservoir is a short drive away and is renowned Llyn Clywedogfor being one of the premier upland reservoirs in Wales. The reservoir is run and stocked by Llanidloes and District AA and permits are available from £17 per day. Visit for more information.


We are also perfectly situated for fishing many of the beats and reservoirs available through the passport schemes run by the Wye and Usk Foundation and by the Severn Rivers Trust. Both organisations offer exciting and great value angling for wild fish in untouched locations. More information can be found about fishing these beautiful waters at or


Mountain Biking


Downhill Mountain BikingCaersws hosts a number of national downhill mountain biking races supported by British Cycling. Within view of the mill, on the opposite side of the River Carno lies the forestry at Henblas Farm, which hosts the Caersws Cup and is renowned for being one of the best downhill venues in the uk. This event attracts hundreds of competitors each year. For more information, visit


At other times of the year, you may like to explore the hundreds of miles of country tracks and paths that criss-cross this beautiful area of Wales, or even venture to the nearby Cambrian Mountains.


Sailing and Canoeing


Llyn Clywedog, nestled near Llanidloes offers 615 acres of water nestled in stunning scenery and is open to non-powered watercraft. Sailing and canoeing on Llyn Clywedog is controlled by Clywedog Sailing Club ( and day permits are available from £10 for dinghies and £5 for canoes.


There is a wealth of rivers, lakes in Mid Wales to be explored by canoe or kayak. The River Carno flows past the mill itself and joins the River Severn at Caersws. This section of the river can be paddled when the river is in spate. Alternatively, there is the River Severn itself, which can be paddled from Llanidloes to Caersws. For more information on conoeing in Wales visit



Mid Wales Shooting CentreThe Mid Wales Shooting Centre is based in Caersws and offers clay pigeon shooting for all abilities. This centre has established itself as one of the premier clay target facilities in the UK. The centre has played host to World, British and Welsh championships including the Krieghoff 500 classic. Tuition is available from professional instructors and the centre includes a logged timber club house, restaurant and an extensive shop. For more information visit





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