Llanwrtyd Wells Bog Snorkelling

Where: Waen Rhydd Peatbog, Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales
When: August Bank Holiday Sunday
Time: From 11 am onwards

 

 

Dressed for the occasion

Every August Bank Holiday Sunday, the World Bog Snorkelling Championships are held at Waen Rhydd peatbog at Llanwrtyd Wells. It’s a charity fundraising event which has been running since the 1980s and is a well established part of the local calendar. Competitors must don a snorkel and flippers then attempt to swim through the peat bog for 60 yards and back again (this doesn’t sound far but the conditions are atrocious and cold!) – the winner is the person who completes in the fastest time. In spite of the difficulties (or perhaps because of the extreme nature of the challenge) there are usually well over 100 contestants.

Helpful Hints

If you want to enter the competition, the fee is currently £15 a head. Small parking charge on site or park in town and catch the Bog Bus there & back which runs at regular intervals for contributions to charity. Portaloos and refreshments are on-site.

In 2017 it will be on Sunday 27th August.

There is also a similar competition but where competitors ride a mountain bike through the bog!This is held on Saturday 29th.

Click here for the website :http://www.green-events.co.uk/events.html


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