Wye does it always rain on me? Even when the sun is shining, I can’t escape…

Actually, it was very sunny.

get-in windmillsget inget-in happy band

Went to Rhayader, Mid Wales, and celebrated Sue’s birthday with a lovely paddle down the Wye, from near Neuadd-du to Rhayader.



This was a lovely river – plenty of III rapids, interspersed with pretty countryside. Ending with a stepped fall below the bridge in Rhyader. A lovely paddle with Kate, Higgo and Sue, thanks guys.

town falls - just before get-outhelen making a facehiggo


Logistics: Get in: Follow the A470 North from Rhayader. Turn left off towards the river (signed Dinas? Or something beginning with D). Get in is at a bridge. Parking: laybys – careful not to block farm gates. Get out: River left after town falls. Footpath leads to rugby club carpark. Tea shops: Rhayader has several, hooray. The Strand does great flapjacks.

This area is  not actually the Brecons, its a bit further north than the national park, so not quite so long to drive to from the NW. Super countryside. Would love to go back there – that bit of the Wye was very nice III, and ran fine at a medium level after a little bit of rain. Daffers and co did the Clywedog the next day which they enjoyed. For easier stuff, the section of Wye from Rhayader down is 8km of II, while there are plenty of III/IV/V near and around. Good to explore.

Thanks Daffers for organising a very posh pad, Beili Neuadd, to stay in. Lovely to see the Reading lot and and lovely to meet paddlers from CSCC. Great weekend!

Happy Birthaday Sue!




2 Responses

  1. It was a fantastic weekend!!!!!!! 🙂

  2. Hope you had a good birthday Sue, sounds like it. Sorry I could not make it, would have loved to come, I had to put my running shoes on instead.

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