The World Bog Snorkelling Championships

Introducing The Rude Health World Bog Snorkelling Championships 2019.

Bog Snorkelling is literally as it sounds, a competition where you snorkel the length of a bog, as quickly as possible. The event, hosted in Llanwrtyd Wells every August Bank Holiday Sunday is just the bank holiday inspiration you’ve been looking for. The event summons a global audience to snorkel two lengths of this notorious peat bog, weeds and all. The idea was dreamt up by Gordon and his pub pals in 1976 at the Neuadd Arms Pub down the road. It’s no surprise that 34 years later it’s a ‘must do’ in all of our calendars. (Sign up here)

5 things you didn’t know about bog snorkelling:

  1. The rules are there are no rules, actually, that’s not quite true.
  2. There is one important rule, no conventional swimming. Flipper force alone has got to get you from a to b(og) in this competition.
  3. Everyone’s a winner here. Everyone gets a medal.
  4. Fancy dress is positively encouraged.
  5. Swallowing bog water is positively discouraged.

You’re in rude health when…

You’re a bog snorkelling fanatic.

You’re no bog-standard snorkeler.

You’re Bob from the Bog.

See our interview with the man behind the madness HERE.


This sporting title isn’t bog standard it’s flipper-ing marvellous. Go on, take the plunge and don’t bog it.

Sign up online now HERE. Or turn up at the bog on the day to dive straight in. Rude Health will be there in full force, serving porridge and handing out swimming hats.

When: 25thAugust 2019. We dare you.

Check out our other in rude health events page for more. From Wild Life Drawing to Wild Swimming we’ve got it all.