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.    

Dam Open Day

Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 16th August 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.

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 17th August 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
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. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. No unaccompanied children please.

Elan Valley Sheepdog Trials

Elan Valley Sheepdog Trials
Time: 8:00 am
Date: 19th August 2017
Location: Frondorddu fields, NGR 648658
Local Shepherds compete to find the champion sheepdog

Contact(s): Eira Edwards
Tel: 01597 810721

8am Start, All Day Event
Local Shepherds compete to find the champion sheepdog.
Marvel at the way the dogs and their handlers manoeuvre sheep through a number of obstacles.
Enquiries to Eira Edwards on 01597 810721

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees & Discovering Dragons in the Elan Valley

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees & Discovering Dragons in the Elan Valley
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th August 2017
Location: Llannerch y Cawr car park, Claerwen Valley, SN 901616
Learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species

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

10am - 12.30pm (Morning Event)
Join Sorcha Lewis and Janice Vincett, Local Wildlife Guides, for the opportunity to learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species.

Dam Patrol

Time: 9:30 am
Date: 22nd August 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.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 22nd August 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

Elan Village, Cnwch Wood, Ty'n-y-Pant hill walk
4 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Dave Connelly 01597 810299.

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.

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 23rd August 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket. Only £3 for your rocket materials. Please book in advance on 01597 810880. Two sessions - 10am until 12 noon and 1pm until 3pm. No unaccompanied children please.

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 24th August 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
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. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. No unaccompanied children please.

Exploring Night-time Nature

Exploring Night-time Nature
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 26th August 2017
Location: Llannerch y Cawr car park, Claerwen Valley, SN 901616
Evening bat & moth discovery walk to celebrate European Bat Weekend

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

Evening Event : To celebrate European bat weekend, join Sorcha Lewis at 7.30pm for an evening bat and moth discovery walk.
Suitable for families
Please bring torches

What's that Bee?

What's that Bee?
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 27th August 2017
Location: Y Foel car park, Elan Valley, SN 914643
Learn about the beautiful world of bees

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

1pm - 3pm (Afternoon Event) Explore the Y Foel track with Janice Vincett whilst learning all about the beautiful world of bees both bumble and solitary. Booking advisable on 01597 810449

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