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.    

Dam Patrol

Time: 9:30 am
Date: 22nd August 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join our Dam Inspector on a regular patrol to learn about the history and monitoring of our dams and reservoirs.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Dam Inspector on a regular patrol to learn about the history and monitoring of our dams and reservoirs. Booking essential on 01597 810880. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 9.30am, back about 1pm.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 22nd August 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

Elan Village, Cnwch Wood, Ty'n-y-Pant hill walk
4 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Dave 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.

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 23rd August 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket. Only £3 for your rocket materials. Please book in advance on 01597 810880. Two sessions - 10am until 12 noon and 1pm until 3pm. No unaccompanied children please.

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 24th August 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. No unaccompanied children please.

Exploring Night-time Nature

Exploring Night-time Nature
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 26th August 2017
Location: Llannerch y Cawr car park, Claerwen Valley, SN 901616
Evening bat & moth discovery walk to celebrate European Bat Weekend

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

Evening Event : To celebrate European bat weekend, join Sorcha Lewis at 7.30pm for an evening bat and moth discovery walk.
Suitable for families
Please bring torches

What's that Bee?

What's that Bee?
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 27th August 2017
Location: Y Foel car park, Elan Valley, SN 914643
Learn about the beautiful world of bees

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

1pm - 3pm (Afternoon Event) Explore the Y Foel track with Janice Vincett whilst learning all about the beautiful world of bees both bumble and solitary. Booking advisable on 01597 810449

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 29th August 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. No unaccompanied children please.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 29th August 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

Walk from Marteg Bridge
3 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Jackie Connelly 01686 440217.

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.