The Local Area

All year round there are always plenty to see and do in Rhayader.

The Elan Valley offers stunning scenery, walking and mountain biking routes. You can also see the magnificent red kites at the Gigrin Farm Red Kite Centre.

Whether you are here for fishing, motor cross, horse riding, photography, shows, festivals or carnival, you are always sure of a friendly welcome here in Rhayader.

Craig Coch Dam, The Elan Valley

Craig Goch Dam – Autumn Elan Valley –  Powys Scenery – Mid Wales


                          Red Kite
Red Kite

Gigrin Farm Kite Centre

Gigrin Farm is famous for red kite feeding and 100’s of red kites descend on the centre every day. It is a breathtaking experience which takes place daily. The farm is a family-run working farm and overlooks both the  Wye and Elan Valleys. They cater for families, specialist photographers, film-makers, school trips and coaches.

Rhayader Pump Track

Rhayader Pump Track for BMX bikes is located in the heart of Mid Wales and is the the UK’s largest split pump track, suitable for all riders from beginners to those aspiring to a higher level of technical ability.

The design, which allows riders to race against each other, splitting either way on a mirrored circuit back to the start. Please see website for more information

Rhayader Pump Track

Rhayader & Elan Valley Angling Association

Wales, and in particular Mid-Wales, has always been one of Britain’s premier fishing areas, and Rhayader is at the heart of the ‘Lakeland of Wales’.

By entering the Rhayader & Elan Valley Angling Association’s website ( you will find an anglers paradise at prices that are hard to beat.

An Anglers Paradise
Red Kite