Event Dates

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 Writing Group

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 12th March 2018 - 6th August 2018
Cost: £3 per session
Tickets available from: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Location: CARAD ACTIVITY ROOM
Writing Group

Contact(s): Lorna Jordan
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)
Sponsored By: CARAD

come along and release your inner writer. A friendly informal group that meet the 2nd Monday of the month.

Exhibition: A Closer Look

Exhibition: A Closer Look
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd April 2018 - 30th June 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Exhibition: A Closer Look 10am - 4pm

Contact(s): Sam

Beautiful screen prints from local artists Cath Allan and Krysia Bass, with items available for sale.

Open daily at the Visitor Centre.

Spring Craft Fayre

Spring Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 26th May 2018 - 27th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Spring Craft Fayre 10am - 4pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Tel: 01597 810880

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 26th May 2018
Location: Elan Village Green
An 8.5 mile moderate circular walk from the Elan Village, via Coed y Cefn, Glyn Bridge, and Carn Gafallt Common.

Contact(s): sam@elanvalley.org,uk
Tel: 01597 810449

Shirley and Emlyn Williams of Powys Ramblers will lead an 8.5 mile moderate circular walk from the Elan Village, via Coed y Cefn, Glyn Bridge, and Carn Gafallt Common. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at the Elan Village Green SN 935654.

Spring Craft Fayre

Spring Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 26th May 2018 - 27th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

Open between 10am and 4pm.

The Gwesyn and the Claerwen

The Gwesyn and the Claerwen
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 27th May 2018
Location: Llanerch y Cawr car park SN 901616
A 9 mile energetic linear hill walk from Abergwesyn to Llannerch y Cawr.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust
Tel: 01597 810449

A 9 mile energetic linear hill walk from Abergwesyn to Llannerch y Cawr. Follow the Gwesyn Valley up to Drygarn Fawr into the Rhiwnant Valley to Llannerch y Cawr. Start at Llanerch y Cawr car park (SN 901616) where transport will be provided. Booking is required.

Howey Hedgehog Rescue

Howey Hedgehog Rescue
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 27th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Howey Hedgehog Rescue 11am - 3pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Tel: 01597 810880

Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Learn how to care for our prickly hogs and how to improve our gardens for wildlife.

Howey Hedgehog Rescue

Howey Hedgehog Rescue
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 27th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Learn how to care for our prickly hogs and how to improve our gardens for wildlife.

Held between 11am and 3pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A walk to the Dambusters Dam

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

Graham Taylor of Powys Ramblers will lead a family friendly morning walk taking in the Dambusters Dam from the Visitor Centre. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Lunch can be taken at the Visitor Centre if wished. Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646.

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