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: 27th May 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.

Spring Craft Fayre

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th May 2017 - 28th May 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with over 20 local crafters and artists offering a range of products

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Our Visitor Centre is packed with over 20 local crafters and artists offering; handmade jewellery, wildlife photographs, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, willow basket making, up-cycled garden art, natural homemade remedies & teas and traditional welsh pottery.

Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table. Open from 10am until 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

Take on the Trod

Take on the Trod
Time: 8:30 am
Date: 28th May 2017
Location: Elan Estate
18 mile walk from Strata Florida to Rhayader

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

Join experienced walk leader, Tudor Davies for this challenging and energetic 18 mile walk, from Strata Florida to Rhayader. Take on the rough terrain and enjoy the wilderness of the Elan Valley hilltops. Bring a packed lunch as an all day event. No dogs allowed.
This is a BOOKABLE event only due to numbers for transport from Rhayader to the start.
Call the Elan Estate Office on 01597 810449 to book your place.

Howey Hedgehog Rescue

Time: 11:00 am
Date: 28th May 2017
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. Open from 11am until 3pm at the Visitor Centre.

Guided Walk on Birds and Broadleaves

Guided Walk on Birds and Broadleaves
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 29th May 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Guided 6.5 mile walk around Llethyr Melyn and Penygarreg looking at the restoration of broadleaves & woodland expansion

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

11am Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Ken Perry for a guided 6.5 mile walk around Llethyr Melyn and Penygarreg looking at the restoration of broadleaves and natural woodland expansion in this area.
Plus the opportunity to take stock of the amazing Y Foel views and wildlife in this area.
Some steep climbs.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 30th 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

Walk from Llanwrthwl Village Hall
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.

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 30th May 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.

Dam Open Day

Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 31st May 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 Reservoir 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. Dam open between 1pm and 4pm.

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.
Minimum donation £1 for adults & children. All proceeds go to WaterAid.

Tadpole Toddle

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2nd June 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6. We will also take a toddle to our own small pond in the grounds of the Visitor Centre.

Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. Please book in advance on 01597 810880. No unaccompanied children please.

PONT AR ELAN SHOW

PONT AR ELAN SHOW
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 3rd June 2017
Location: Pont ar Elan, Elan Valley, Grid Ref SN903716, Postcode LD6 5HS
Country Dog Show in the heart of the beautiful Elan Valley

Contact(s): Tudor Davies, Secretary
Tel: 01597 811299

Foxhound Classes, Terrier Classes & Lurcher Classes
New Whippet Classes for 2017
Best Sheepdog Class, Best Spaniel Class, Any Other Breed Class,
Best Open Child Handler & Local Child Handler (Aged 11 & under)
Dog Racing
Stall & Raffle, Refreshments and Bar on Site

Best Decorated Swiss Roll : Primary School Class & High School Class
Best Homemade Jam Swiss Roll : Adult Class
Best Decorated Egg Box : Primary School Class & High School Class
Best Hand Painted Decorated Jam Jar : Adult Class
Photo Competition : Open class Best humorous photo with caption 6"x4"
Mens Class : Best Beard

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