GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Builth Wells to Rhayader

17 miles (28 km)

Travel through Powys along National Cycle Route 8 on this picturesque ride from Builth Wells to Rhayader.
The route follows the lovely River Wye on quiet roads and traffic free paths, passing through the villages of Llanwrthwl and Newbridge on Wye.
In Rhayader you are very close to the Elan Valley Reservoirs where there is a splendid waterside cycle route along the lakes. Claerwen Reservoir is also nearby and can be reached by following a traffic free path south west from Rhayader.

Builth Wells to Rhayader OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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At the end of the ride in Rhayader you can visit the noteworthy Triangle Inn which dates from the 16th century. There’s a cosy restaurant offering a dog-friendly bar, a wood-burning stove, and an outdoor area with views of the River Wye. You can find the pub next to the river at postcode LD65AR.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Red Kite feeding station is a lovely place to visit in Rhayader at the end of the route. Hundreds of Red Kites feed at the 200 acre family-run working farm every day. It's a wonderful sight with breathtaking feats of aerial piracy the red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings. Feeding takes place at 2pm GMT (this changes to 3pm when the clocks change at the end of March, and reverts to 2pm at the end of October when the clocks revert to GMT). There is also acoffee shop& gift shop, a picnic site, and farm trail. You can find the feeding station at Gigrin Farm, South Street with a postcode of LD6 5BL for your sat navs.

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