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.    

Fungi Fascination

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 8th October 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

Wildlife Tracking - Autumn

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 14th October 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
Learn all about the Elan Valley Wildlife and where to find it and the signs it leaves behind.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Ranger Team at Dol y Mynach layby to learn all about the Elan Valley Wildlife and where to find it and the signs it leaves behind. Review the footage from our wildlife cameras which have been out on the estate since April.

Please call 01597 810880 to book. No unaccompanied children please.

Moth Leaf-Miners

Moth Leaf-Miners
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 15th October 2017
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Investigate which moth leaf-miners there are on the Estate, with Brecknock Moth Recorder Dr Norman Lowe

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

Afternoon Event 2pm - 4pm
Join Elan Valley Trust Trustee and Brecknock Moth Recorder Dr Norman Lowe to discover the world of moth leaf-miners. Investigate which moth leaf-miners there are on the Estate and understand the different patterns created by individual types of moth.

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 15th 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

Builth Wells walk from The Groe, Yr Irfon
7 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Alan Austin 01597 811051.

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.

Wonder of Wool!

Wonder of Wool!
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 15th October 2017
Cost: £5.50 per person to cover materials
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Have a go at felting some wool from fleeces shorn off the sheep found on these hills and create your own wool art

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Tel: 01597 810898

Morning Event : 10am - 12.30pm
It is NATIONAL WOOL WEEK; would you like to have a go at felting some wool from fleeces shorn off the sheep found on these hills and see how easy it is to create your own wool art?
This is a half day workshop to introduce you to some of the techniques for felting natural fleece.
Cost £5.50 per person to cover materials.
Please book in advance on 01597 810898

Dam Patrol

Time: 9:30 am
Date: 21st October 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.

Autumn Craft Fayre

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 28th October 2017 - 29th October 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with over 20 local crafters and artists offering an exciting 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 daily between 10am and 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

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.

Howey Hedgehog Rescue

Time: 11:00 am
Date: 29th October 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.

Come along anytime between 11am and 3pm at the Visitor Centre.

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.

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