The village of Llangurig sits on the banks of the River Wye between Rhayader and Llanidloes in Powys, Mid Wales. It is believed to be the highest village in Wales, with an altitude of 1000 feet, and is surrounded by charming scenery and backed by the rolling hills of the Plumlumon range. And surprisingly the euphemistically described rolling hills do nothing to deter the many cyclists and walkers who take either the Wales Cycle Route, Lon Las Cymru, or the Wye Valley Walk that winds its way through Llangurig on its long journey through both Wales and England to the mouth of the Wye on the Bristol Channel.
Should you be travelling from north to south Wales on the A470 then a short diversion, no more than a few hundred yards at the junction with the A44, brings you to the delightful little village.
The original Llangurig Parish Church dated back to circa 550 AD, and was founded either by St Curig himself or in commemoration of the Saint. The present building dates from the 15th century and stained glass windows adorn the building.
Attractions nearby include the Elan Valley Dams, a great place to visit for a few hours, being just 10 mile south of Llangurig along the A470. You can enjoy views of the dams from the visitor centre and appreciate the incredible scenery. Twenty minutes away to the west is the village of Devils Bridge, popular with walkers, cyclists and mountain bike riders, with cascading waterfalls, lush greenery and of course the celebrated Nant-y-Moch Reservoir Mountain Bike Trails.
Other attractions in the area include the Red Kite Centre at Rhayader in the south, where visitors are able to get up close and witness these fantastic birds being fed ”in the wild”. To the north is the Clywedog Reservoir, with opportunities for watersports including fly-fishing and sailing. For somewhere to stay, why not hire out one of the cottages in the village or surrounding area