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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.    

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.

One Day Spoon Carving Workshop

One Day Spoon Carving Workshop
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 3rd August 2019
Cost: £60 per person, payable in advance
Location: TBC
Spoon Carving Workshop 9.30am until 4.30pm

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend. Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve.

Learn to carve greenwood spoons using traditional tools. We’ll cover a range of safe carving techniques with axe, straight knife & hook knife. We will look at different types of wood and their properties.

All tools and materials provided. A packed lunch can be provided at additional cost.

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

£60 per person, payable in advance.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 6th August 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Walk from Nant-Glas
4 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.

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 7th August 2019
Location: Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. This is a bookable event.

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.

The Claerwen Horseshoe

Time: 9:00 am
Date: 10th August 2019
Location: Top of Claerwen Dam SN 870636
Guided walk led by Tudor Davies 9:00am - 5:00pm

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

Guided walk led by Tudor Davies
9:00am - 5:00pm
An 8 mile energetic hill walk, from Claerwen Dam walking to the ruins of Lluest Cadair & Cae Blaenmethan and Blaencoel. Meet at top of Claerwen Dam SN 870636
Please bring suitable clothes, footwear and bring a packed lunch with drinks.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 11th August 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Hergest Ridge and surrounding area
7 mile walk around the south of Hergest Ridge and returning over ridge path led by Gareth and Sian

Contact(s): Gareth & Sian
Tel: 07702357380
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Starting near Kington the route crosses mixed terrain with several bridged river crossings to the west corned of ridge and returns along the ridge path.

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.

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 13th August 2019
Cost: £3 per rocket
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.

Two sessions - 10am - 12 noon and 1pm - 3pm.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 13th August 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Walk around Llanafan Fawr
4 mile Walk around Llanafan Fawr led by Alan Austin

Contact(s): Alan Austin
Tel: 01597 811051
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.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 15th August 2019
Cost: £5 for adults and £1 for those aged 16 and under, cash payments only.
Location: Penbont car park, Elan Valley
Dam Open Day, turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm. Please note new pricing details.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our Dam Open Days - a chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam & up to the central tower.

Park at Penbont car park & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet & in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.

Entry is £5 for adults & £1 for those aged 16 & under with half of all proceeds going to our chosen charity - WaterAid. We can only accept cash payments, no cards.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 17th August 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

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