A Powys site has been named as one of the most breathtaking 'off the beaten track' locations in the UK. 

Jeep and the experts at Ordnance Survey have recently released 'Get Lost with the Jeep Compass' - an interactive map showing the top 100 off-the-beaten-track locations in the UK.

By clicking on any location on the map, users will discover activities to do or things to see there and find details of nearby walking or cycling routes which can be accessed through the OS Maps app.

It follows a study of 2,000 adults which found that 31% have seen little of Britain.

County Times: According to a study around 17% of people have never been to Wales.According to a study around 17% of people have never been to Wales. (Image: Smileus/Getty Images)

Jeep managing director, Kris Cholmondeley, said: "There is so much of the Great British outdoors people have yet to experience.

“And together with Ordnance Survey, we want to enable people this Christmas period and beyond to travel off the beaten track in the Jeep spirit.

“Spots which showcase the best of Britain’s stunning landscapes, yet those that are lesser known to the wider public.”

The study found that 17% of people had never ventured to Wales before, but 80% were keen to see more of Britain and 57% were eager to visit "unexpected places".

Nick Giles OBE, managing director of Ordnance Survey Leisure, said: “It’s heartening to know that eight out of 10 people in Britain today would love to explore more of our wonderful country.

“As the survey results show, so much of Britain remains unexplored for so many of us.

“We are delighted to work with Jeep to map the 100 ‘Off the Beaten Track’ locations and hope that this will inspire people up and down the land to get outside and have new mini adventures away from the more obvious hot spots.”

County Times: See the locations 'off the beaten track' worth visiting in Powys.See the locations 'off the beaten track' worth visiting in Powys. (Image: leighcol/Getty Images)

You can see the Jeep interactive map here and a limited number of hard copies will be released through the car companies UK social media channels.

The top 10 best "off the beaten track" locations in the UK

The top 10 most breathtaking "off the beaten track" locations in the UK, according to the experts at Ordnance Survey, are: 

  1. Berrow Beach, Somerset
  2. Talybont Reservoir, Brecon
  3. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland
  4. Roche Rock, Cornwall
  5. Stiperstones, Shropshire
  6. Wistman's Wood, Princetown, Devon
  7. Talisker Bay, Isle of Skye
  8. Symonds Yat Rock, Ross-on-Wye
  9. Wimbleball Lake, Somerset
  10. Finnich Gorge - ‘The Devil’s Pulpit’, Stirlingshire

The Powys spots among the best 'off the beaten track' locations in the UK

The Talybont Reservoir, located in Brecon, was ranked the second best in places 'off the beaten track' to visit in the UK. 

The 'Get Lost with the Jeep Compass' interactive map, describing the Powys location, said: "One of the largest reservoirs in Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons).


"Ideal for a spot of trout fishing or birdwatching, as well as cycling and walking."

Stiperstones, in Shropshire, near Powys was also named among the best off-the-beaten-track locations in the UK ranking fifth. 

Other spots in Powys featured on the Jeep interactive map included Montgomery Castle, Rhayader, Elan Valley and Chartists Cave.