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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.    

Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve

 Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 19th November 2017 - 19th November 2019
Cost: Free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
Join us in a host of activities to welcome the Salmon to Gilfach Nature reserve

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

Short talk ; Beavers may help Salmon 1.30pm
Unveiling of an Ira Lightman and Celf y Gwmpas Artwork at 2pm. This artwork is inspired by journeys through Gilfach and the Marteg valley, including those of the Salmon.
Walk to Waterfall with a possibility of seeing leaping Salmon 2.30pm Bring wellies!
Pond dipping to find out what the Salmon eat - all afternoon
Hot chocolate at the Centre to warm up!

Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier

Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th April 2019 - 28th June 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Frequently writing about the history of the English midlands and the Welsh borderlands, Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was particularly interested in the Elan Valley & Birmingham’s Welsh Water scheme - a topic to which he regularly returned in his novels.
The most famous of these, The House Under the Water, first published in 1932 has been dramatised for both BBC radio & television, produced as a talking book and translated into Finnish, German and Spanish. This exhibition offers a unique insight into this fascinating writer’s life and works.

Open daily 10am to 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 25th June 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Walk from Newbridge on Wye
4.5 mile Walk from Newbridge on Wye led by Martin and Gwen

Contact(s): Martin and Gwen
Tel: 01597 860349
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.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 8:30 am
Date: 30th June 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Coastal walk from Bosherston visiting Lily Ponds and Stackpole
5 mile coastal walk from Bosherston visiting Lily Ponds and Stackpole led by Martin and Gwen

Contact(s): Martin and Gwen
Tel: 01597 860349
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

PLEASE NOTE 08:30 START at Rhayader for this event!
Coastal walk from Bosherston visiting Lily Ponds and Stackpole.
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.

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2019 - 30th September 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale. Prints and greetings cards also available.

Open daily from 10am until 4pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

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.

Penglaneinon Farm Sheep Shearing Afternoon

Penglaneinon Farm Sheep Shearing Afternoon
Time: 1:30 pm
Date: 11th July 2019
Location: Penglaneinon, Claerwen Valley
Join the annual sheep shearing at Penglaneinon Farm.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust
Tel: 01597 810449

AFTERNOON EVENT (1.30pm - 4pm)
Join the annual sheep shearing at Penglaneinon Farm. Witness the modern and traditional sheep shearing methods whilst enjoying a nice cup of tea, with welsh cakes & bara brith and see a live demonstration of wool spinning.
WEATHER DEPENDENT, NO DOGS PLEASE
Directions will be signposted on the day, SN 912627

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.

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