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We're sure our distinct community values, traditions and warm welcome will leave a lasting impression. The locals are proud of their heritage, grateful for their surroundings and are keen to share it with you, by day or by night.

Experience authentic events 52 weeks of the year; from wildlife safaris to carnivals and from cycling to country shows.    

Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve

 Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 19th November 2017 - 19th November 2019
Cost: Free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
Join us in a host of activities to welcome the Salmon to Gilfach Nature reserve

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

Short talk ; Beavers may help Salmon 1.30pm
Unveiling of an Ira Lightman and Celf y Gwmpas Artwork at 2pm. This artwork is inspired by journeys through Gilfach and the Marteg valley, including those of the Salmon.
Walk to Waterfall with a possibility of seeing leaping Salmon 2.30pm Bring wellies!
Pond dipping to find out what the Salmon eat - all afternoon
Hot chocolate at the Centre to warm up!

Rhayader Walkers

Rhayader Walkers
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th November 2018 - 30th April 2019
Cost: N/A
Location: Dark Lane car park
Led walks of 7-9 miles in the local area and beyond

Contact(s): Alan Austin
Tel: 07791775612
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

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Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th February 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
8 mile walk around Ystumtuen led by Yvonne Gulley

Contact(s): Yvonne Gulley
Tel: 01970 890321
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk around Ystumtuen, Henrhiw, Simdde-lwyd, Bwa Drain and Penrhenrhiw.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Planetarium Show: The Solar System at Elan Valley

Planetarium Show: The Solar System at Elan Valley
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 24th February 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth and their pop-up planetarium!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth.

We will try to put the Solar System into perspective and present some interesting facts about various moons and planets. Plus we will cover some of the recent research by planetary scientists and what it tells us about the Solar System.

Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.

St Clement's Church - WELSH EVENING

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 1st March 2019
Cost: £8 (children free)
Tickets available from: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Location: Rhayader Leisure Centre
St Clement's Church - WELSH EVENING

Contact(s): Mrs Gill Parsons, Riverside Lodge, Elan Valley
Tel: 01597 810770
Sponsored By: St Clement's Church

St Clement's Church WELSH EVENING

St Clement's Church WELSH EVENING

Quiz, Buffet and Entertainment

Local Harpist - CATRIN GASKELL

BILL ATKINS on Piano

St David's Day Celebration

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 1st March 2019
Cost: £8 (children free) Available from Church Members and Clare Evans & Co, Estate Agents, North Street, Rhayader
Tickets available from: Friday, March 1, 2019
Location: Rhayader Leisure Centre
St Clements's Church Welsh Evening

Contact(s): Mrs Gill Parsons, Riverside Lodge, Elan Valley
Tel: 01597 810770
Sponsored By: St Clement's Church, Rhayader

Quiz, Buffet and Entertainment
Local Harpist Catrin Gaskell
Bill Atkins on Piano

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd March 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
7 mile walk around Presteigne led by Stella

Contact(s): Stella
Tel: 01597 810047
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk around Presteigne.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Beginners Crochet

Beginners Crochet
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 16th March 2019
Cost: £30
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Learn to crochet granny squares using the basic treble crochet stitch

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

On this workshop you will learn how to
- crochet the treble crochet stitch
- change colours
- follow a crochet diagram and read a pattern
- weave in ends
- block your work
- join your squares together
A 4mm hook and yarn will be providied
The workshop will run from 10am to 3pm with a 1/2 hour break for lunch.

The cost of £30 includes tea, coffee and biscuits.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th March 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
7 mile low level walk from Llanwrthwl led by Dave Thomas

Contact(s): Dave Thomas
Tel: 01597 811426
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Low level walk starting from Llanwrthwl.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 23rd March 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Discover this forgotten rug making technique with Rosemary Stow, one of the few practitioners of this craft in the UK.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

As with all rag rug making techniques, standing wool uses upcycled materials - specifically boiled wool. All tools and materials will be provided but, if you have any wool jumpers or scarves that have shrunk in the wash please bring them along.

At the end of the workshop you will have made a couple of coasters and/ or a trivet which could also form the centre of a rug should you wish to continue with this craft.

The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking

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