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.    

Exhibition: Elan from Above

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st May 2017 - 30th June 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Local photographer, David James shares his bird's eye views of Elan including dams, reservoirs and archaeological sites.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Local photographer, David James shares his bird's eye views of Elan including dams, reservoirs and archaeological sites. Open between 10am and 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 2nd May 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

Hill walk from Llandrindod Lake
3.5 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Jan Knill 01597 823621.

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.

Birdwatching Safari

Time: 9:30 am
Date: 6th May 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre at 9.30am, back about 1pm. Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

Wild Writing Workshop

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th May 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Expand the horizons of your creative writing by taking inspiration from the dramatic Elan Valley landscape.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Led by award winning screenwriter Peter Cox - expand the horizons of your creative writing by taking inspiration from the dramatic Elan Valley landscape. No experience necessary, just a burning desire to tell a wild story.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £20 per person, payable in advance.

International Dawn Chorus Day; Bird walk and talk.

International Dawn Chorus Day; Bird walk and talk.
Time: 5:30 am
Date: 7th May 2017
Cost: Free - but please book
Tickets available from: Monday, April 3, 2017
Location: Gilfach Nature Reserve 3 miles north of Rhayader
Several walks are being held. A 5.30am Dawn chorus walk & a 9.30am & 2.30pm talk & guided walk

Contact(s): Pam Knight
Sponsored By: Heritage Lottery Fund

A fabulous chance to learn about Gilfach's birdlife with Rhayader by Nature volunteers on International Dawn Chorus Day.
5.30am - Birdsong walk followed by hot drinks and croissants in the Barn Centre
9.30am & 2.30pm. Enjoy a talk and guided walk in a small group, suited to different people's mobility. Booking is essential

Dawn Chorus

Time: 6:30 am
Date: 7th May 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day! Set your alarm clocks and join a local bird expert for a stroll through Cnwch woodland

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day! Set your alarm clocks and join a local bird expert for a stroll through Cnwch woodland discovering birdsong.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 6.30am, back about 8.30am.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 9th May 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

Llanwrthwl Village Hall, around Llanwrthwl
4 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Dave Thomas 01597 811426.

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.

Woodland Birds

Woodland Birds
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 13th May 2017
Location: Meet at Penbont Car Park, Elan Valley, SN 916674
Join experienced bird watcher, Janice Vincett, for a stroll through the woodlands to spot and identify the birds around

Contact(s): Elan Estate Office
Tel: 01597 810449

9am - 11am (Morning Event) Join experienced bird watcher, Janice Vincett, for a stroll through the woodlands around Pen y Garreg to spot and identify the birds around. Meet at Penbont Car Park, Elan Valley, SN 916674 Booking advisable on 01597 810449

An Introduction to Coloured Pencil Art

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 14th May 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Discover the world of coloured pencils and learn how to create your own detailed and colourful art.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Discover the world of coloured pencils and learn how to create your own detailed and colourful art. This is a 'hands on' workshop designed to give a good understanding of techniques, materials used, and how these may be applied to your favourite subject matter.

Led by local artist Dave Richards. Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £30 per person, payable in advance.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 16th May 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, hill walk to Nantmel Church
4 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.

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