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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 - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th October 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

Nantgwyllt, Penygarreg, Elan Trail return
7 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.

Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts

Time: 10:30 am
Date: 31st October 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween. Two sessions at the Visitor Centre - 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880. £3 per child. No unaccompanied children please.

Dam Open Day

Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 2nd November 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 - a chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and 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 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.

Very Rhayader Christmas 2017

Very Rhayader Christmas 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 9th December 2017
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery (CARAD)
Celebrating Christmas in Rhayader

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)
Sponsored By: CARAD

Our popular event a very Rhayader Christmas is again back on the 9th December 2017. Celebrate with fun activities , a mulled wine and a mince pie or two!! Please keep an eye out for updates for this event via our website and our facebook/twitter page

Santa's Grotto and Christmas Crafts

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 16th December 2017 - 17th December 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a free gift.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a free gift.

While you wait to see Santa why not make your own Christmas crafts and decorations? Several local crafters will be attending, giving the chance for last minute Christmas shopping, as well as offering children the chance to have a go at making something for Christmas. Contact 01597 810880 for more information. Held at the Visitor Centre between 10am and 4pm.

Santa's Grotto and Christmas Crafts

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th December 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Don’t miss your chance to give him your Christmas list!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Don’t miss your chance to give him your Christmas list! While you wait to see Santa why not make your own Christmas crafts and decorations? Contact 01597 810880 for more information. Held at the Visitor Centre between 10am and 4pm.

Dambusters Walk

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 28th December 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 10am, back about 1pm.

Festive Footprints

Festive Footprints
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 31st December 2017
Location: Gwaelod y Rhos Car Park, Elan Valley, SN 902673
Join Sorcha Lewis for a morning winter walk in the beautiful Elan Valley

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

Morning Event : 10am - 1.30pm
Part of the Festival of Winter walks join Sorcha Lewis for a stroll up through the woods onto the open hill to see the superb views of the Elan Valley from this aspect. Sorcha will be able to share knowledge of the wildlife and farming through the ages within this unique area of Mid Wales.
This walk is approximately 5.5 kilometres with a gradual climb at the start. Bring winter picnic.

Exhibition: Elan Landscape Heritage Partnership

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st January 2018 - 31st March 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Discover how the Heritage Lottery Fund has helped form partnerships to invest £3million to conserve and enhance the Elan Estate.

Contact(s): F
Tel: 01597 810390

Discover how the Heritage Lottery Fund has helped form partnerships to invest £3 million to conserve and enhance the Elan Estate and local communities.

Open daily between 10am and 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

Reservoir Roundabout 2018

Reservoir Roundabout 2018
Time: 7:15 am
Date: 6th January 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Annual walking or running challenge event held across open and difficult terrain in and around the Elan Valley

Contact(s): Tim Wilson
Tel: 01597 811717

Annual walking (or running) challenge event held across open and difficult upland terrain in and around the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. The route is waymarked but map reading skills are required.
Either 13 or 20 mile courses are available.
Entry Fee and Kit Check apply.
For more details go to http://www.elanvalley.org.uk/events/info/3676

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