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.    

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: 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: 20th August 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Walk from Marteg Bridge
3.5 mile walk from Marteg Bridge led by Barbara Brown

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 07930 608423
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.

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 20th August 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
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. No unaccompanied children please.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Book by calling 01597 810880.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 21st August 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Sarah will lead an energetic 8 mile, figure-of-eight walk

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

Sarah will lead an energetic 8 mile, figure-of-eight walk. In the morning, walk 4 miles along Caban Coch to Nant y Gro, climb to Tyn-y-pant before dropping down to the footpaths to the Visitor Centre. The second 4 miles crosses the Elan and climbs to Troed y rhiw felen and across moorland to Wenrhydd before dropping down behind the water treatment plant. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Craft drop in session for families

Craft drop in session for families
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 21st August 2019
Cost: £2 per person
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Drop in craft session for families

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

A craft drop in session for families.

Pompom making, peg loom weaving, weaving on sticks and forks, simple braiding and more...

Session open from 10am to 3pm and costs £2 per person

Bushcraft Taster Session

Bushcraft Taster Session
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 22nd August 2019
Cost: £10 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects such as knife skills, foraging, & natural cordage to name a few.

These sessions will be led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided.

Minimum age 12 years. No unaccompanied children please.

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

£10 per person, payable in advance.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, until about 4pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Exploring Night Time Nature

Exploring Night Time Nature
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 24th August 2019
Location: Llannerch y Cawr car park
To celebrate European Bat Weekend, join Sorcha Lewis for an evening bat and moth discovery walk at Llannerch y Cawr.

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

To celebrate European Bat Weekend, join Sorcha Lewis for an evening bat and moth discovery walk at Llannerch y Cawr. Please bring torches. Suitable for families. Meet at Llannerch y Cawr car park.

Elan Valley Show and Sports 2019

Elan Valley Show and Sports 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 26th August 2019
Location: Noyadd Farm
Join locals and visitors for an August Bank Holiday Monday afternoon of family fun.

Contact(s): Christine Davies
Tel: 01597 811306

Join locals and visitors for an August Bank Holiday Monday afternoon of family fun and entertainment at the local agricultural show and sports.
Bar and Refreshments on site.
Show enquiries contact Christine Davies call her on 01597 811306 or email her at galedrhyd@hotmail.com
Location : Noyadd Farm, will be signposted on the day.
For more information visit: https://www.elanvalley.org.uk/events/info/3044

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 27th August 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Walk from Nant-Glas
3 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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