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.    

Conifer Moths

Conifer Moths
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 9th July 2017
Location: Gwaelod y Rhos car park, Elan Valley, SN 902673
Learn about conifer moths and see what the night-time traps have found

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

9am - 12pm (Morning Event)
Join Elan Valley Trust Trustee and Moth Expert Dr Norman Lowe and Sorcha Lewis to learn about conifer moths and see what the night-time traps have found.
Bring suitable clothing/sun cream/insect repellent.

Penglaneinon Farm Sheep Shearing

Penglaneinon Farm Sheep Shearing
Time: 1:30 pm
Date: 13th July 2017
Location: Penglaneinon Farm, Elan Estate
Join the annual sheep shearing at Penglaneinon Farm on the Elan Estate

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

1.30pm - 3.30pm (Afternoon Event)
Join the annual task of sheep shearing at Penglaneinon farm.
Witness the modern and traditional methods whilst enjoying a nice cup of tea and demonstration of spinning wool.
Weather dependent. No dogs please.
Directions will be sign posted on the day.

All is a flutter and aglow!

All is a flutter and aglow!
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 15th July 2017
Location: Caban Dam Car Park, Elan Valley, SN 924645
Evening Nature Walk

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

Evening event : Celebrate the wonder of the Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park and join Sorcha Lewis who will be on hand to show you how wonderful and exciting the world of bats and moths really is and we can look to see the amazing illuminated world of the glow worm. Please bring torches.

Pop Up Archaeology Picnic

Pop Up Archaeology Picnic
Time: 12:00 pm
Date: 16th July 2017
Location: Pont ar Elan, Elan Valley, SN 903716
Join archaeologists to learn about the features around this area of the Elan Valley

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

Midday start
Join archaeologists TRYSOR for this pop-up picnic. Enjoy your sandwiches whilst learning about the archaeological features around this area of the Elan Valley.
Suitable for all the family.

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 16th July 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

Erwood Centre with hill walk and lake.
7 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Philip & Llyn 01874 754774.

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.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 18th July 2017
Location: Meet at Newbridge-on-Wye
Evening guided walks in Rhayader area

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

Walk from Newbridge-on-Wye
4 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Martin & Gwen 01597 860349.

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.

Dambusters Walk

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 22nd July 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including Nant y Gro Dam - used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including the remains of Nant y Gro Dam which was used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid.

There is a steep climb of 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

Ruins, Medieval settlements and Bronze Age discoveries

Ruins, Medieval settlements and Bronze Age discoveries
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 22nd July 2017
Location: Craig Goch car park, Elan Valley, SN 895687
Guided walk in celebration of this years Archaeology Festival

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

Join TRYSOR for a moderate 6 mile guided walk in celebration of this years Archaeology Festival. Heading from Graig Goch to Lluest Abercaethon discover the medieval settlements and bronze age burial sites in this area.

What's that Bee?

What's that Bee?
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 22nd July 2017
Location: Caban Coch car park, Elan Valley, SN 924645
Afternoon walk to discover what bees are buzzing around and how to identify them

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

1pm - 3pm (Afternoon Event) Take a short walk along the Elan Valley Trail with Janice Vincett to discover what bees are buzzing around and how to identify them. Booking advisable on 01597 810449

An Introduction to Coloured Pencil Art

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 23rd July 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.

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