Hiking and walking
Rhayader walking paths
Rhayader has numerous walking paths to offer from gentle relaxing paths to challenging paths for the experienced climbers.
Offers six magnificent Dams and a nature reserve of 2000 acres to walk and enjoy.
The Brecon Beacons has acres of mountains, moorlands, lively waterfalls and castles.
Snowdonia National Park
The highest mountain in Wales - Yr Wyddfa
Fishing & Nature Reserves
Gilfach Nature Reserve
An old hill farm rich in wildlife and history. 55 Breeding birds, 6 species of bat and 413 species of lichen.
St. Harmon, Powys, Wales, LD6 5LF.
Girgin Farm - Red Kite feeding station
Girgin farm is a 160 acre working farm, now famous for the Red Kite feeding centre.
Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre, A470, Nantmel, Rhayader, Powys, Wales, LD6 5BL.
Rhayader and Elan Valley Angling Association offer an angling paradise.
Hafod Hardware, East Street, Rhayader, Powys, Wales, LD6 5DN.
Elan Valley Dark Skies
The dark skies of the Elan Valley are less than three miles from Rhayader.
Craig Goch Reservoir, Rhayader, Powys, Wales.
Waun Capel Park
The Multi-Use Games Area is free for open access sessions. There's a charge for tennis sessions and private bookings.
Waun Capel Park, Church Street, Rhayader, Powys, Wales, LD6 5AY.
Lion Royal Pony Trekking Centre
Located in the Elan Valley with different routes through the hills, valleys, rivers and woodlands. All horses are homebred.
Lion Royal Hotel, West Street, Rhayader, Powys, Wales, LD6 5AB
01597 810121 / 07827315250
Learn Outdoors LTD
Provides Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions in Mid Wales.
Kayaking - Elan Valley
2 hour sessions are available on numerous dates throughout the summer.
Elan Valley Lodge, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, Wales, LD6 5HW.
Heart of Wales Riding School
Horse Riding Lessons, Trekking, Beginners and Experienced.
01597 851884 / 07941 755065
Zip World - Bethesda
Prepare for a truly magical and breathtaking experience; the fastest zip line in the world!
Bethesda, LL57 4YG
There are mountain biking trails firmly on the MBWales map.
Rhayader, Elan Village, Powys, Wales, LD6 5HP.
Pump Track Wales
Split sprint pump track located on the western side of Rhayader.
Pump Track Wales, Rhayader, Powys, Wales, LD6 5AH.
Rhayader Leisure Centre
Offers Health and Fitness facilities, swimming pool and conference facilities.
Rhayader Leisure Centre, St. Harmon Road, Rhayader, Powys, Wales, LD6 5DJ.
Carad Rhayader Museum and Gallery
Offers a creative hub which showcases the area's rich social and cultural heritage.
CARAD Rhayader Museum and Gallery, East Street, Rhayader, Powys, Wales, LD6 5DN.