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This section of route 81 heads North East via Llanidloes, Newtown and Welshpool towards Shrewsbury and England.

Cycle Route: Sustrans Route 81

Rhayader Town Centre, LD6 5BU (4 miles, 6 km)

 

A circular 84 mile route following quiet country lanes, and crossing some of Mid-Wales' most spectacular scenery. For those with mountain-bike skills, there are exciting off-road alternatives.

Cycle Route: NCN Route 8 and Route 825

  • Access: Moderate to Challenging
  • Miles: 84

Rhaeadr Gwy | Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5BU (4 miles, 6 km)

 

The Rhayader Leisure Centre is centrally located in Rhayader and offers Health and Fitness facilities, swimming pool and conference facilities.

North Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5BU (4 miles, 6 km)

 

Elan Valley Reservoirs and Dams are situated in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains, 3 miles west of Rhayader. Each of these reservoirs support an abundance of wild brown trout and are also stocked. Fly fishing only.

Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP (5 miles, 8 km)

 

This unique nature trail brings Shakespeare's words to life as it links his words back to the animals and plants which inspired them; while taking you on a memorable journey along this magical and enchanting trail.

Willow Globe Theatre, Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6NN (6 miles, 10 km)

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The 135 m/217km Trail is a long distance walk which can be enjoyed as a continuous journey, typically taking around nine days, or over a series of weekend or day trips. SECTION 6 - 9

Mid Wales, SY18 6BN (7 miles, 11 km)

 

The Elan Valley Trail is a linear path following the line of the old Birmingham Corporation Railway. The trail starts in Cwmdauddwr, just west of Rhayader and finishes 13 km (8 miles) further up the Elan Valley at Craig Goch Dam.

Walk Route: Moderate

  • Access: Traffic free. Tarmac & gravel
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Miles: 9

Cwm Elan | Elan Valley & Visitor Centre, Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP (7 miles, 11 km)

Visit Wales VAQASFood Standards Hygiene (Good)

 

The Severn Way is 210 miles (337 km) in length.

Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6EE (8 miles, 12 km)

 

We will make your SUP experience unforgettable. Stand up paddle boarding on the stunning waters of Llyn Clywedog, Llanidloes. Tours available down rivers and canals taking in the wildlife and scenery.

 

A magnificent 18m heated swimming pool with whirlpool spa and luxurious Sauna and Steamroom. Our gym contains the latest aerobic and cardiovascular equipment linked to your individual TV and sound system.

The Metropole Hotel, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DY (8 miles, 13 km)

AA 1 RosetteFood Standards Hygiene (Very Good)TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

 

The course was designed by six times open champion Harry Vardon, and altered some years later by James Braid, to produce, essentially, the superb course of 18 challenging holes, almost 5800 yards in length (par 69), that you see today.

Clubhouse, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5NY (9 miles, 15 km)

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Yamaha Off Road Experience in Mid Wales offer something for everyone - off road tryout for a complete novice to top level national enduro riders who want help to improve their skills and take them to the next level.

Glynhafren, Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6PS (10 miles, 16 km)

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Llyn Clywedog is a 615 acre reservoir built on the head waters of the river . The lake is stocked with over 18,000 Rainbow Trout and 9,000 Brown Trout, of the highest quality, every season.

The Fishing Lodge, Clywedog, Nr Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6NZ (11 miles, 18 km)

 

A new route to the source has recently been opened. Follow the white waymarkers. When reaching the forest boundary the final section of the Source of the Severn trail is via a stone path which passes through moorland.(7miles, 4.5hours)

  • Access: Rhydybenwch Picnic Site
  • Duration: 4.5hours
  • Miles: 7

Hafren Forest (NRW), Llanidloes, Powys, UK (13 miles, 20 km)

 

Picturesque, easy walking parkland golf course, 18 holes, a good golfing test for all abilities.

Golf Links Road, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3NF (13 miles, 22 km)

Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)

 

Y Drenewydd | Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BB (13 miles, 22 km)

 

This is the final section of the route and runs south from Llanelwedd/Builth Wells towards the Brecon Beacons and the Valleys before arriving into Cardiff.

Cycle Route: Sustrans Route 8

Builth Wells Town Centre, LD2 3DT (14 miles, 22 km)

 

Mountain Bike Wales guide you on a journey through some of the most beautiful, wild and remote landscapes you can ride. Your adventure and experiences will live long in the memory, leaving you with a longing to return to Wales...

The Lodge, Staylittle, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7BU (14 miles, 22 km)

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