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.    

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.

All is Aflutter and Aglow

All is Aflutter and Aglow
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 13th July 2019
Location: Caban Coch car park
An evening event.

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

An evening event. Celebrate the wonder of the Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park and join Sorcha Lewis who will be on hand to show you how wonderful and exciting the world of bats and moths really are and we can look to see the amazing illuminated world of the glow worm.

Wye and Elan Circular

Wye and Elan Circular
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 13th July 2019
Location: Gilfach car park SN 954715
A joint event with Brecon Beacons Park Society.

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

A joint event with Brecon Beacons Park Society. Join Dilys Harlow and Andrew Leonard as they lead this energetic 11.5 mile walk from Gilfach car park, passing through the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Reserve before following ancient routes that cross the hills between the Wye and Elan and return along the Wye Valley Walk.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 14th July 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Walk in area around Rhulen visiting Doctor's Pool and Llanedw
9 mile walk around Rhulen visiting Doctor's Pool and Llanedw led by Clive Jackman.

Contact(s): Clive Jackman
Tel: 01597 870016
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk around Rhulen visiting Doctor's Pool and Llanedw.
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.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 18th July 2019
Location: Penbont car park
An 8 mile walk

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

Ian’s 7/8 mile walk starts with a steady climb, crosses open hillside up to Crugyn Ci, giving extensive hill and mountain views before crossing undulating moor down to Craig Goch Dam. Good views of three reservoirs. Meet at Penbont car park.

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