The Drovers Rest

The Drovers Rest is a top-rated small restaurant, you'll be able to sample Welsh cheese, fish, meats and vegetables by the River Irfon here, set opposite the town's famous Red Kite sculpture. It also offers accommodation, cooking schools, advice on other local activities and great views of the surrounding countryside.

Bog snorkelling triathlon

The baffling and brilliant bog snorkelling triathlon event, stuck in the mud surrounding the Waen Rhydd Bog, encompasses an eight-mile run, two lengths of a 60-yard peat bog trench and a 12-mile mountain bike ride. Gentler versions are laid on for younger or less hardy athletes, and it's genuinely spectacular to watch.

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Bog snorkelling, Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales

Llanwrtyd Wells Riding and Trekking

Want to see the bridle paths, drovers' road and forests of the Irfon Valley in style? This small riding school will create an adventure to suit you, whether you're an experienced rider or a family taking to the saddle for the first time. Short or day-long treks can be arranged.

Summer Cider Cycle

A three-day flourish of guided rides and fooling around in August as part of an annual programme of fun first organised during the 1980s, the Summer Cider Cycle includes checkpoints where apple juice fans can refresh themselves on keg and farmhouse ciders and perries. Two different distances and camping are available.

Gigrin Farm

If you want to meet the real residents of Llanwrtyd, try getting up close to the area's emblematic red kites, whose official feeding and rehabilitation centre has been at this 200-acre farm since 1992. The place is as well-known for its facilities and friendliness as its spectacular views of the region.

A red kite in flight

National Cycle Collection

There isn't much hint of streamlined sleekness in the historic bike street you'll walk along in the much-loved National Cycle Museum situated in nearby Llandrindod Wells. Paying homage to the Penny Farthing, ardent racers and fearsome feats of fitness from history, its 200 vehicles date all the way back to 1819, from boneshakers to carbon fibre.  Definitely worth a short car trip! 

The Heart of Wales Brewery

You might be unsurprised to hear that the Heart of Wales Brewery's signature ale is described as somewhat moreish, although there are at least six other varieties to choose from at any time should you prefer a stronger or milder tipple. Based in the Neuadd Arms Hotel, their initial brew arrived ten years ago.

World Alternative Games

Few sporting events can guarantee unmissable action for onlookers – but the World Alternative Games is one definitely can. Don't fancy hay bale throwing? Try wife carrying or stone skimming. Following in the hoofprints of the town's annual man v horse marathon in June, this cavalcade of unusual competitions takes place across two August weeks.

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World Alternative Games, Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales