Explore Wales’ Outdoor Capital- Getting Active in Rhayader

If you’re planning an adventure in the heart of mid Wales, there’s no better place to base your explorations than Rhosllyn Retreats in Rhayader. Nestled in the beautiful Welsh countryside, this retreat offers an idyllic escape for those seeking both outdoor adventures and a tranquil haven. With its luxurious accommodations, eco-friendly ethos and proximity to the Outdoor Capital of Wales, Rhosllyn Retreats is the perfect retreat for adventurers and nature enthusiasts seeking a variety of activities that promise unforgettable experiences for all who visit.

The Elan Valley

Rhayader’s claim to fame lies in the stunning Elan Valley, a series of reservoirs and dams that have become a symbol of Wales’ natural beauty. Exploring this exquisite landscape, with its crystal-clear lakes and lush forests, is a must for any nature lover. Hike or cycle along the scenic trails, and don’t forget your camera to capture the breathtaking views.

Red Kite Feeding Centre

Rhayader is renowned for its resident red kite population. These majestic birds of prey can be observed up close at the Red Kite Feeding Centre. Witnessing these graceful creatures swoop down to feed is truly magnificent and offers a unique wildlife experience.

Cycling Adventures

With its extensive network of mountains biking and cycling trails, Rhayader is a paradise for cyclists. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a leisurely rider, you’ll find routes that cater to all levels.


Thanks to its remote location and minimal light pollution, this area of mid Wales is a designated Dark Sky Reserve. On clear nights, the star-studded canopy above Rhosllyn Retreats is a sight to behold. Head to one of the stargazing spots in the area to be captivated by the wonders of the cosmos.


The local rivers and lakes are perfect for watersports enthusiasts. Canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are popular activities, and they provide a serene way to connect with the water and nature.

Whether you’re an intrepid explorer, a nature lover, or simply seeking a tranquil retreat, Rhayader’s local attractions and activities offer something for everyone. The Outdoor Capital of Wales lives up the its name, providing an outdoor paradise that will leave you in awe of Wales’ breathtaking landscapes and adventurous spirit. Rhosllyn Retreats in Rhayader is a place where memories are made, and experiences are treasured for a lifetime.

Your journey through the wild and wondrous landscapes of Wales begins here. Book your stay at Rhosllyn Retreats and let the adventure unfold.

“The lodge was beautiful… a great location overlooking a lake, sparkling clean inside and out, and decorated to a very high standard. Having another lodge on-site worked well for us renting both lodges for a larger group gathering.”

“Fabulous lodge. Clean, spacious and comfortable enough for eight adults or two families. The hot tub and covered veranda were great and were very well used. It is a lovely base for exploring the stunning Elan Valley.”