"Bog Snorkelling Championship" Wales Things to Do Tip by lomi

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by lomi
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      Bog snorkeller
    by lomi

If you like surprises, you'll enjoy Bog Snorkelling competitions. They have been held in Mid Wales since 1985. Competitors have to complete two consecutive lengths of a 60-yard (55 m) water filled trench cut through a peat bog. Oh and in the shortest time possible!

This is genuine, I'm not kidding. Go and see for yourself.

It is what I like about the Welsh, their capacity for fun in the most extreme circumstances.

Competitors wear snorkels and flippers and complete the course without using conventional swimming strokes, relying on flipper power. Wet suits are not compulsory.

Dates: August Bank Holiday every year.

If you want even more fun, see my tip for mountain bike bog snorkelling!

Address: Waen Rhydd peat bog
Directions: near Llanwrtyd Wells in mid Wales.
Website: http://www.bogsnorkelling.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 30, 2014
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Comments (3)

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2014 at 1:14 PM


  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2014 at 1:55 AM

    Yes, i have seen this on TV, so how about you enter the race and get VT to sponsor you!!!

  • CDM7's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    I should imagine that it is not a very pleasant experience!Doubt if you can see much in that peat bog but some people must find it fun :)

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