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The annual World Bog Snorkelling Championships are held in Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales - an event that Lonely Planet described as one of the top 50 "must do" things from around the world.

Hundreds of participants from around the world, and plenty of spectators, are expected once again.The event takes place at Waen Rhydd bog on the outskirts of the town, getting underway at about 10am. The site is signposted from the town for those who don't mind about a mile walk, and there is also a shuttle bus running from the town square to the bog and back throughout the day, beginning as soon as we can manage after 9am.

The option is to either attempt to be the fastest snorkeller over 120 yds or wear a costume and try to win a trophy in that category.
The present record time is 1 min 12.34 secs set in 2023.

There are food and drink stalls, crafts, a bouncy castle, live music and a real ale and cider bar on the site, so it's a great day out even if you don't fancy taking the plunge.

Guide Prices

Entry fees are £20 for seniors (aged over 16) and £12 for juniors (aged 14 to 15).

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  • Children welcome

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Llanwrtyd Wells is located on the main A483 road between Builth Wells and Llandovery. There is on-street parking available in the town.

The train station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the town along a paved walkway.

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Llanwrtyd station is 1 mile away.

World Bog Snorkelling Championships

Type:Sporting Event

Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, LD5 4RW

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Opening Times

Event (25 Aug 2024)

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