<b>Background</b><br />Situated at a natural crossroads between east and west, north and south, Rhayader has for centuries offered a welcome for travellers: from the Romans who had a stopover camp in the Elan Valley, Monks journeying between the Abbeys of Strata Florida and Abbeycwmhir and Drovers taking their livestock to far off markets and returning with goods and news.<br /><br />Today history merges with the present. While agriculture remains a very important element of life here, vividly portrayed in the weekly Livestock Markets, the ancient and stunning landscape, rich in rare and beautiful wildlife, provides a wealth of opportunities for the modern activities of birdwatching, walking and mountain biking.<br /><br />Just outside Rhayader lies the Elan Valley reservoir complex, a huge feat of Victorian engineering that has been providing mains water for over a hundred years now. There are many trails for walking and cycling with a very informative visitor centre. The wealth of wildlife to be seen there is staggering with visitors encouraged to note their sightings in the museum attached. This in itself is interesting reading.<br /><br />If you are looking for a comfortable, friendly place to stay with good access to the Rhayader area, Greylands Guest House in Llandrdindod Wells offers a convenient local base with single, double, twin or family rooms, modern facilities and a quiet location.<br /><br />Greylands Guest House offers plenty of room, a warm welcome, great breakfast, close to many activities and places of interest near or in RhayaderThere is plenty here to interest walkers, cyclists, bird watchers, motorcyclists, anglers, golfers and bowls players. The scenery and wildlife variety in the area is outstanding and there is plenty to do whatever the weather.<br /><br />For reservations call us on 01597 822253 or click in the header of any page to email email@example.com.
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The Welsh 2 Day Enduro
<p>This fantastic event takes place on June 26/27th this year and always draws a huge international entry. Covering 150 miles of challenging forestry tracks and mixed terrain around Llandrindod Wells, it is a true test of man and machine.<br /><br />Local competitors always figure strongly with many riders and passengers from Llandrindod Wells, Rhayader and Llanidloes figuring in the 500+ entry list for this season's event. </p><p>There is great support from local bike dealer, ET James of Rhayader too and the paddock up by Llandrindod Wells lake is always a very lively place to be throughout the event.<br /><br />There are trade stands selling all the equipment and spares that an enduro rider could need and there is plenty to see both in action around the circuit and colourful characters around the town. We still have a few rooms left for the week of the enduro but early booking is a good idea as accommodation in the town fills up fast.<br /><br />The photograph is courtesy of Shawn 'The Sheep' Morris. More of his images can bee seen on the <a href=http://www.welsh2dayenduro.com/ target=_blank>Welsh 2 Day Enduro Website</a>.</p>