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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.    

Dambusters Walk

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 3rd June 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including remains of Nant y Gro Dam - used for tests before the 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.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 6th June 2017
Location: Meet outside Llandrindod County Hall
Evening guided walks in Rhayader area

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

Walk from Llandrindod County Hall
4 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.

Woodland Walk

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 10th June 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A woodland walk looking at the growth habits of native tree species and how this affects their uses and properties.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A woodland walk looking at the growth habits of native tree species and how this affects their uses and properties. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm for a leisurely stroll through Cnwch Wood, back about 3.30pm.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 13th June 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

Llangurig, Wye Valley, Nant Bidno
4.5 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Yvonne Gulley 01970 890321.

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.

Flowers and Folklore

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 17th June 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A gentle stroll looking at the commonly found plants nearby and exploring their folklore uses and traditions.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A gentle stroll looking at the commonly found plants nearby and exploring their folklore uses and traditions. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

Introduction to Polymer Clay Workshop

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th June 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Learn how to make simple canes and use them to create a piece of jewellery, some beads or a small trinket bowl.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Learn how to make simple canes and use them to create a piece of jewellery, some beads or a small trinket bowl. Led by Valerie Lymer, a local textile artist. Suitable for complete beginners.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £20 per person, payable in advance plus £6 for materials, payable on the day.

Morning Meadows and Moths

Morning Meadows and Moths
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 18th June 2017
Location: Nantgwyllt Car Park, Elan Valley, SN 909639
Visit the Elan Estate Coronation Meadow and check out the morning moths from moth traps put out the night before

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

We will be out checking the morning moth traps from the previous night these should be full of exciting discoveries. We will then take an approx. 5 mile walk to check out the estates Coronation Meadow. Bring suitable weather clothes.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 20th June 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

Penybont Common, Nantleach, Rhydllyn
5 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.

Painting the Landscape with Watercolour

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 25th June 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Professional artist and tutor David Ward will give you a unique creative experience in this one day workshop.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Landscapes are a popular subject for watercolour painting. Professional artist and tutor David Ward will give you a unique creative experience in this one day workshop.

His personal attention will enable you to quickly master the basic techniques of watercolour painting, whether you're a beginner or more experienced and give you an opportunity to paint an exciting landscape inspired by the dramatic scenery of the Elan Valley. Splash out on this exciting and rewarding day!

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: 27th June 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.

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