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Cwmbiga – on the doorstep of the source of longest river in Britain.


Seldom is one area so blessed with so many top quality rivers, lakes and pools. The rivers Wye and Severn are among the most beautiful rivers in the country - and both start their journey here in Mid Wales. In fact, Hafren Forest takes its name from Afon Hafren which is the Welsh name for the River Severn. The source of the River Severn is in a deep blanket-peat bog on the slopes of Plynlimon and is the start or end point of the Severn Way. A number of other way marked paths lead to waterfalls and cascades.

Llyn Clywedog offers opportunities for fishing, sailing and kayaking as well as providing fantastic views, and the spectacular Elan Valley reservoirs are just a 40-minute drive.

We have our own pond here at Cwmbiga, which is alive with newts, frogs, toads, damselflies and dragonflies. We are trying to promote the wetland area near the river Biga, by planting 1250 more broad leaf trees, planting and laying edible hedges and by actively managing our maturing woodland which was planted about 20 years ago.

"Our group of two brothers and sisters and our dog Marley were warmly welcomed by Sarah and Craig. The cottage is lovely in a stunning location in the middle of the forest....If you like wildlife then this is definitely the place for you. There were loads of birds to see out of the kitchen window including a woodpecker that kept on showing it's face...Would 100% recommend this beautiful place to everybody and cannot wait to go back."
Walker family