Around & About

Many visitors to the area come simply for the peace and quiet.  To explore the area cycling continues to attract singletons, groups and families; and motor cyclists enjoy the wide sweeping well maintained roads that Wales offers. 

Venture to the coast and visit some of the best sandy beaches with often no one to share them with.

Many waymarked paths can be found giving the walker a vast range of destinations to explore.

Within walking distance -


Rhayader (one mile from Redwood Retreat - unfortunately uphill on the way back!)

Small Welsh market town with a wide variety of pubs & coffee/tea shops

Waymarked riverside walks

CARAD – Community Arts Rhayader & District – exhibitions, craft days, museum

8-day carnival in July each year

The Lost Arc – Coffee shop and light meals, Pizza night, music evenings

Clive Powell – Cycle hire

Pump track – cycles


Elan Valley


International Dark Sky Park

Visitors Centre – Meals, exhibitions, talks

Guided walks



Gilfach Nature Reserve


Run by Radnorshire Wildlife Trust

Ancient Welsh farmstead

Walks, exhibitions, teas

A Short Drive –


Llandrindod Wells


Victorian Spa town

Rock Park Gardens

The Lake – walking, café

Home to the Welsh 2 Day Enduro each year in June (motorcycles)

Metropole Hotel – teas



Builth Wells


Wyeside – theatre, cinema and live events -

Royal Welsh Showground – Royal Welsh Show – July, Spring Fair – May, Winter Fair – November

Riverside walks




Small market town with half-timbered buildings. Home of flannel making in 1700’s

Riverside walks

Charter market in Great Oak Street every Saturday

A short drive to the Hafren Forest where you can walk to Plynlimon and the source of the River Severn and the River Wye.

Redwood Retreat, Coed Cochion, Bryntirion Lane, Rhayader LD6 5LT

01597 810 909 - email -

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