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.    

Watercolours can be Fun!

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2nd April 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Local artist Jennifer Chandler will show you how to use additives and everyday items to help watercolour paint itself.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Local artist Jennifer Chandler will show you how to use additives and everyday items to help watercolour paint itself. It only requires imagination and no painting skills to create unique work.  Everyone can succeed irrespective of ability and have fun. Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £30 per person, payable in advance.

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2nd April 2017
Location: Meet outside Rhayader Leisure Centre, Dark Lane
Sunday guided walks in Mid Wales

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Walk around Mynydd Llangorse, Cafe
6 miles
Leader: Ray Harvey 01597 810047

People join at their own risk, no responsibility being attached to any other individual or to the group as a whole. Bring food and drink and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and season.
Leaders may exclude from the group any walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk.
Routes may be altered or cancelled for any reason without notice at the leader's discretion.
Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.
Re individual walks, contact the walk leader.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 4th April 2017
Location: Meet outside Rhayader Leisure Centre, Dark Lane
Evening guided walks in Rhayader area

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Dolafallen Bridge, Glyn Bridge, Dolifor Woods.
3 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Ray Harvey 01597 810047.

Please note:
People joining the walk do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and season;
Routes may alter if weather conditions are inclement;
Dogs must be kept under close control;
Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk.

Village Tour

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 8th April 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

Wildlife Tracking - Spring

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 9th April 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
Join our Ranger Team at Dol y Mynach layby to learn all about the Elan Valley Wildlife and where to find it.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Ranger Team at Dol y Mynach layby to learn all about the Elan Valley Wildlife and where to find it and the signs it leaves behind, also help us pick suitable locations for our wildlife cameras and come back to review our footage in the autumn. Please call 01597 810880 to book. No unaccompanied children please.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 11th April 2017
Location: Meet outside Rhayader Leisure Centre, Dark Lane
Evening guided walks in Rhayader area

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Nantgwyllt, Blaen-coel, Henfron
3 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Mary Connelly 01597 810299.

Please note:
People joining the walk do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and season;
Routes may alter if weather conditions are inclement;
Dogs must be kept under close control;
Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk.

Easter Egg Scramble

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 14th April 2017 - 17th April 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around the Visitor Centre and Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg! 50p per child. Turn up anytime between 10am and 4pm.

CARAD Activity Day

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th April 2017
Cost: Craft table £5
Location: CARAD Theatre
Local Crafts Activity Day

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)

There will be a Local Craft's Fair, Crafts demonstrations, information about local groups and refreshments throughout the day.
Come along and browse the craft stalls, lean about local crafts and have a catch up with friends over a cup of tea in the pop up Cafe.
Free Entry

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 18th April 2017
Location: Meet outside Rhayader Leisure Centre, Dark Lane
Evening guided walks in Rhayader area

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Dolau Chapel, Lon Lodges, Pond Walk
3 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Rebecca 01597 811470.

Please note:
People joining the walk do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and season;
Routes may alter if weather conditions are inclement;
Dogs must be kept under close control;
Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk.

Dam Open Day

Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 19th April 2017
Location: Penbont car park, Elan Valley
Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the tower

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.
Park at Penbont car park and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance.
There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.
Dam open from 1pm to 4pm.
Minimum donation £1 for adults & children. All proceeds go to WaterAid.

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