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Braich Goch Bunkhouse and Inn

Corris Wales

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The Great Outdoors

Wales is well known for its Adventurous Outdoor activities. Readers of this information should be made aware that any activity or site that hosts these activities are inherently dangerous. Rambling around an open disused quarry is one thing, climbing up one of its faces or abseiling down one of its faces is most certainly another.

Leaders of activities in such sites are well trained in group management, the activity itself and have a duty of care towards their activity participants. Activity enthusiasts should be suitably trained and experienced in the chosen activity and should be aware of the dangers to be found it the activity and activity site.

There is also likely to be access issues with most activity sites, especially rivers and quarries. Participants should gain the permissions required to enter these sites. Of course, some areas do have open access arrangements.


Wales is a most excellent place to start canoeing and kayaking or to develop your skills through capable to expert. Choose the sea, gentle lake, estuary or white water of all grades. White water can be found all over Wales but the weather will need to be in your favour as most inland rivers are rain dependant. Among these rivers are the Eden, Twymyn, Afon Clywedog and the Corris Dulas.There are a few exceptions but not many. There a few artificial courses springing up in Wales and there is always the Treweryn during dam release. For the novice, the tourer and those wishing to develop their basic skills there are plenty of waters at all times of the year. Among these are the Dysinni, Llyn Clywedog and the sea.


Rocks, cliffs and quarries are abundant in Wales so abseiling is one of the most popular group activities. Popular areas around Corris are Bird Rock, Cae Du and several local quarries.


There are many opportunities for walking at all levels from forest trails to mountain hikes. Second only in popularity to Snowdon, Cadair Idris ( 3 miles From Corris ) is a supurb walk in all conditions. Even for the not so fit, Llyn Cau is easily achieved.

Llyn Clywedog Reservoir ( Lake Clywedog )in the shadow of Plynlimon Fawr (752m) in Mid Wales. It is approximately 5 miles to the North of Llangurig as the crow flies, and three miles North West of Llanidloes on the A470.

To many Llyn Clywedog is the most beautiful lake in Wales, offering stunning scenery and wonderful fishing. There is an abundance of wildlife with Red Kites, Buzzards, Canada Geese, Peregrine Falcons, and Ospreys. Squirrels are a common sight, and there are polecats, foxes, and the short tailed vole, which has the unhappy distinction of being the primary source of food for the birds of prey that inhabit the lake shore.

Sailing is very popular on the lake with a vibrant sailing club. Caoneing and Kayaking is also available. Launch fees will apply.


Mountain Biking is possible the most participated activity in Mid Wales. Corris is surounded by Mountain Bike trails including Coed Y Brenin, Nant yr Arian, Antur Stiniog, Coed Llandegla, Machynlleth Routes and, of course, the Climachx

For the experienced mine explorer and Caver, there are some quite supurb opportunities to use your Single Rope Techniques to explore the historic world of Slate Mining. A reminder that most mines are on private land and access permission must be gained.



White Water Rafting

White water rafting at the National White Water Centre means taking on the challenging Afon Tryweryn; you and your crew will be swept through crashing waves and boulder strewn rapids on this fast flowing Welsh mountain river. Sessions are fantastic for family outings, special occasions and parties, stag and hen do's, work treats or just because you want to experience the thrill of white water... National White Water Centre Wales


Coasteering is a high adrenaline activity. It came about through climbers scrambling around sea cliffs to discover new climbs. They then decided that it was a great adrenaline adventure and quite good fun just to do the scrambling bit. Add a wet suit, helmet and buoyancy aid and you are ready to learn how to jump off towering cliffs, forge through pounding surf and explore hidden coves! There you have it coasteering. Great fun for all... Proactive-Adventure

If you are looking for the most amazing adventure, then Wales can provide it. If you are seeking a dedicated Outdoor Adventure Centre, there are plenty to choose from and the staff at the Braich Goch can help you choose.

Adventure activities are suitable for all sorts of groups. Children’s parties, corporate team building, school activities and residential trips, plus Stag and Hen weekends

Activity programmes may include quad bike, climbing, zip slides, ropes courses, kayaking, canoeing, survival, climbing etc, etc

While not particularly regarded as adventurous activities, aircraft spotting may take you to some remote, isolated mountain environments. Cader West and East are perfect examples of that. For more information on fast jet, Low Level flying and photography visit M J Aviation

If you wanty more information about what is available to please do not hesitate to contact us at the Braich Goch




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Braich Goch Bunkhouse and Inn, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RD Tel 01654761229

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