Local activities & things to see

There are a great many things to do in and around the local area of Rhayader and the Elan Valley At the Leisure Centre in Rhayader there is large Swimming pool,squash courts and fitness suite.(01597)810355]

If the weather is bad there is an activity centre called Quackers
New Meads  Newbridge on Wye Powys
01597 860 111.

Wyeside Cinema and Arts Centre
Castle street Builth Wells LD23BN
01982 552 555 

Various towns and Villages  to visit  such as: - Llandrindod wells Victorian spa town , Aberystwyth seaside town, Hay on Wye. 

Tennis and Bowls in Waun Capel park Rhayader,walking cycling and orienteering in the elan valley. 

Eating out in the variety of Pubs ,Cafes, Restaurants 

Or just enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Elan Valley and recharge your batteries.

Elan Valley Visitors Centre
Open all the year round except for the Christmas day. This is a very interesting place to visit with interactive exhibitions, giving the detailed history of the Elan Valley. There is a very good café and gift shop, and during the summer months there are different outdoor activities for children of all ages, together with a safe secure outdoor play area.

Tel: 01597 810 880

Pony Trekking 
Lion Royal Hotel West Street Rhayader is the place to book every age and competence catered for. A different way of seeing the valley.

Tel: 01597 810 202

Gilfach Nature Reserve
The farm time forgot, is a beautiful 400 acre former hill farm off the A470 just north of Rhayader, with country walks and simple visitor facilities. It is a mosaic of habitats including traditional hay meadows, rocky outcrops, scrub and woodland with the River Marteg tumbling through - a stunning landscape.

Tel: 01597 870 301

Elan Valley Rangers 
Guided walks, wildlife safaris and family events, the rangers also give talks and lectures. At certain times at the year visitors are able to walk through one of the dams. The dates are usually listed in the visitor centre. All walks and rides are signposted with the usual countryside directional posts.

Tel: 01597 810 880

Fishing in Rhayader and The Elan Valley
Fly and course fishing is available in the surrounding areas. As our fishing waters are held in such high regard by anglers - the area was selected for the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships

Permits are required and these can be obtained at the Post Office in the town, only open until 12 o'clock on a Saturday.

Tel: 01597 810 383