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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.    

Elan Festive Evening

Elan Festive Evening
Time: 4:00 pm
Date: 14th December 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to our festive evening with shopping, carols and mulled wine

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come and join us on our festive evening - late night shopping, carols around the tree, mince pies, truffles and mulled wine with carols from 5pm with Rhayader Male Voice Choir.

Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre between 4pm and 6pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 15th December 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Ochr-Cefen, Rhydoldog, From- Dorddu Cefn
7 mile walk from Dorddu Cefn to Ochr-Cefen, Rhydoldog

Contact(s): Dave Connelly
Tel: 01597 810299
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

7 mile walk Dorddu Cefn to Ochr-Cefen, Rhydoldog

People joining walks do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. It is suggested that walkers carry food and drink and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and the season. Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk from joining the group for whatever reason.
For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Leisure Centre Car Park at least 5 minutes before the starting time.

Rhayader Annual Community Carol Singing

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 23rd December 2019
Cost: Free event
Location: Under the Christmas Tree at the Town Clock in the centre of Rhayader
Annual Community Carol Singing under Christmas Tree at Rhayader Town Clock

Contact(s): David Owen Evans, Hon Secretary, Rhayader Christmas Tree Committee
Tel: 07814 564749
Sponsored By: Rhayader Christmas Tree Committee

The carol singing will be conducted by Christine Humphreys and the accompanist will be John Humphreys. The local Voices in Unity Choir will assist with the singing and the usual large attendance of people from the Town and surrounding villages is expected and a warm invitation is extended to everyone to come along and join in this traditional and popular annual event. If the weather is wet the event will be held in the Bethel Baptist Church in South Street nearby.

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th December 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 10am, back about 1pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th December 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Winter Surprise Walk!
Surprise winter walk from Rhayader.

Contact(s): Clive Jackman
Tel: 01597870016

People joining walks do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. It is suggested that walkers carry food and drink and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and the season. Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk from joining the group for whatever reason.
For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Leisure Centre Car Park at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.