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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.    

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 2nd July 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Walk from Llanwrthwl Village Hall
4 mile Walk from Llanwrthwl Village Hall led by Dave Thomas

Contact(s): Dave Thomas
Tel: 01597 811426
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Watercolour Landscapes For Beginners

Watercolour Landscapes For Beginners
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 7th July 2019
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
David Ward will guide you on your journey to learning new and essential techniques on this watercolour workshop.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A workshop ideal for beginners. Local artist and qualified tutor David Ward will guide you every step of the way on your journey to learning new and essential techniques for the watercolourist.

Places are limited so please book in advance. Held between 10am and 4pm.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 9th July 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Abbey Cwm Hir with walk around Waun Gaseg
5 mile walk from Abbey Cwm Hir with walk around Waun Gaseg

Contact(s): Clive Jackman
Tel: 01597 870016
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

5 mile walk from Abbey Cwm Hir with walk around Waun Gaseg led by Clive Jackman
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 13th July 2019
Location: 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 Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Batik workshop - inspired by John Piper

Batik workshop - inspired by John Piper
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th July 2019
Cost: £60 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Batik workshop inspired by John Piper, led by Jenny O'Leary

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

The artist John Piper created atmospheric images of the English landscape & its architecture. Using his work as inspiration Jenny O'Leary will teach you how to use the technique of batik – hot wax resist working on tissue paper & found papers with bleach & inks to create atmospheric textures & effects.

No experience is necessary as the technique will be taught from scratch. A number of samples will be created during the workshop.

Places are limited - book on 01597 810880.

£60 per person, payable in advance. Held between 10am & 4pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 23rd July 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Gaufron with hill walk to Druid's Circle
4.5 mile walk from Gaufron with hill walk to Druid's Circle led by Jill Willey

Contact(s): Jill Willey
Tel: 01597 810878
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 30th July 2019
Cost: £5 for adults and £1 for those aged 16 and under, cash payments only.
Location: Penbont car park, Elan Valley
Dam Open Day, turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm. Please note new pricing details.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our Dam Open Days - a chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam & up to the central tower.

Park at Penbont car park & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 1pm & 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.

Entry: £5 adults, £1 for those aged 16 and under with half of all proceeds going to our chosen charity - WaterAid. Please note that we can only accept cash, no cards.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 30th July 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Penybont Common, Crabtree Rail Crossing
3.5 mile over Penybont Common, Crabtree Rail Crossing led by Ray Harvey

Contact(s): Ray Harvey
Tel: 01597 810047
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

One Day Spoon Carving Workshop

One Day Spoon Carving Workshop
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 3rd August 2019
Cost: £60 per person, payable in advance
Location: TBC
Spoon Carving Workshop 9.30am until 4.30pm

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend. Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve.

Learn to carve greenwood spoons using traditional tools. We’ll cover a range of safe carving techniques with axe, straight knife & hook knife. We will look at different types of wood and their properties.

All tools and materials provided. A packed lunch can be provided at additional cost.

Places are limited - please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£60 per person, payable in advance.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 6th August 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Walk from Nant-Glas
4 mile walk from Nant-Glas led by Colin Maltby

Contact(s): Colin Maltby
Tel: 01597 810065
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

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