Put your snorkelling skills to the test this bank holiday weekend by wading through a Welsh bog.
The 34th annual World Bog Snorkelling Championships will take place on Sunday 25th August in Llanwrtyd Wells.
Bog snorkel competitors must complete two lengths (120 yards) of the Waen Rhydd peat bog, wearing snorkels and flippers. The event usually attracts hundreds of participants from around the world and last year saw entrants from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Iran, Korea and USA.
The current world champion (and record holder) is Neil Rutter, who achieved a time of 1 minute 18.82 seconds at last year’s championship. If you fancy trying to beat this feat, you will need a snorkel, goggles and flippers (these can be provided if you don’t own any), some all weather attire, and fancy dress!
The event takes place at Waen Rhydd peat bog, on the outskirts of Llanwrtyd Wells. The championship site is about one mile from town and will be signposted for those happy to walk. Alternatively, a shuttle bus will be running from the town square to the bog from about 9am.
As well as the bog snorkelling, there will be food and drink stalls, crafts, a bouncy castle, live music, and a real ale and cider bar.
When: 25th August 2019, from 10am
Where: Waen Rhydd bog, Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales LD5 4RE
£: To enter costs £15 for seniors (18+ years) and £12 for juniors (14 to 17 years). Free to watch