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.    

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 9th August 2018
Cost: £18 adults, £15 8-18s
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Lodge
Tel: 01597 811143

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Minimum age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case!

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

The Three Rivers Walk

Time: 9:00 am
Date: 11th August 2018
Location: Llanerch y Cawr car park
An energetic 10 mile circular hill walk

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

An energetic 10 mile circular hill walk to the heads of the Rhiwnant, Gwesyn and Camarch rivers, passing by Carnau and down Nant Paradwys to Llannerch y Cawr. Start at Llanerch y Cawr car park SN 901616.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 11th August 2018
Location: Penbont car park
An 8 mile moderate circular walk from Penbont car park at Penygarreg Reservoir to Maen Serth.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

Richard Tyler of Powys Ramblers will lead an 8 mile moderate circular walk from Penbont car park at Penygarreg Reservoir to Maen Serth. Some boggy bits. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at Penbont car park SN 916674.

'Credit cards and cocktail sticks' - fun with oil paints without any brushes

'Credit cards and cocktail sticks' - fun with oil paints without any brushes
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 11th August 2018
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Have a go at oil painting without brushes, with Angela May Lewis, a local artist.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Have a go at oil painting without brushes, with Angela May Lewis, a local artist.

A fun way to create an oil painting on canvas using old credit cards and cocktail sticks. Full guidance given.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£30 per person, payable in advance. Held between 10am and 4pm.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 14th August 2018
Cost: £1 per person, adults and children - all proceeds to the charity WaterAid
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.

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 & up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Park at Penbont car park & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. Dam open 1pm to 4pm

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet & in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.

Minimum entry £1 for adults and children. All proceeds go to our chosen charity - WaterAid.

High Ropes Challenge

High Ropes Challenge
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 15th August 2018
Cost: £18 adults, £15 8-18s
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump!

Contact(s): Elan Valley Lodge
Tel: 01597 811143

Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.

You don’t need experience or to be super fit, however you must be over 1.4m tall, have a waist of less than 43” and be able to climb a rope ladder.

You will also need transport, stout shoes and appropriate clothing.

All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 15th August 2018
Cost: £18 adults, £15 8-18s
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Lodge
Tel: 01597 811143

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Minimum age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case!

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 16th August 2018
Location: Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley
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. No unaccompanied children please.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby. Held between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 16th August 2018
Cost: £18 adults, £15 8-18s
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Lodge
Tel: 01597 811143

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Minimum age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case!

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

Elan Valley Sheepdog Trials 2018

Elan Valley Sheepdog Trials 2018
Time: 8:00 am
Date: 18th August 2018
Location: Frondorddu Fields SN 648658
Elan Valley Sheepdog Trials 8am onwards

Contact(s): Eira Edwards
Tel: 01597 810721

Local shepherds compete to find the champion sheepdog.
Marvel at the way the dogs and their handlers manoeuvre sheep through a number of obstacles.
8am start, all day event.
Enquiries to Eira Edwards, Tel No : 01597 810721.
Location : Frondorddu fields, signposted off the Elan Valley road on the day. SN 948658

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