Best trails in Rhayader, Powys

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Explore the most popular trails near Rhayader with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Rhayader, Powys
Top trails (4)
#1 - Elan Valley from Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr
Rhayader, Powys, Wales
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Length: 16.4 mi • Est. 8 h 37 m
It's big climb near the start at Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr, some really boggy bits to get to Elan Valley but definitely worth the fantastic views and gorgeous scenery. The dams are really interesting and great example of engineering. A must visit whether that is walking, driving, cycling, or just to enjoy some time in nature. Surrounded by the beautiful Welsh nature, this trail is great choice for a day trip driving through the mid Welsh countryside. The forests, the waters and wildlife will take your breath away. Show more
#2 - Elan Valley Trail & Garreg Ddu Reservoir
Elan Valley Trust
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
With its breathtaking landscapes, the Elan Valley is a hidden gem located in the very heart of Wales. This 10km trail takes you past the Garreg Ddu reservoirs and the climb is slightly moderate suitable for walking and running. The scenery is outstanding and the reservoir dams created a beautiful picture with lovely walks, bike tracks and waterfalls. It's ideal for a day out with the family and friends. Although the reservoirs are too deep and steep-sided to attract much wildlife, the surrounding oak woodlands have an abundance of wildlife, plantlife and birdlife. Ravens, buzzards, peregrines and red kites can all be seen overhead, while great crested grebe and goosander breed on the water. Show more
#3 - Nannerth Loop
Rhayader, Powys, Wales
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Length: 17.2 mi
#4 - Elan Epic Loop
Rhayader, Powys, Wales
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Length: 35.4 mi