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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.    

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 28th August 2019
Location: Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley
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.

Elan Valley Walking Festival

Elan Valley Walking Festival
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 31st August 2019 - 8th September 2019
Location: Various locations around the Elan Valley
Nine Days of discovering the beautiful Elan Valley.

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

Get your walking boots on and join us between the 31st August and 8th September for nine days of discovering the beautiful Elan Valley Estate, including the Elan Links Festival - Discover Elan, with walks, talks and more...
Find out more here: https://www.elanvalley.org.uk/events/info/217422

Monks Trod Part 1: Strata Florida to Pont ar Elan

Monks Trod Part 1: Strata Florida to Pont ar Elan
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 31st August 2019
Location: Meeting point given upon booking
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival 2019

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 the first part of the Monks Trod linear route from Strata Florida to Pont-ar-Elan. This 11.8 mile walk will take you along minor roads, tracks and rough paths, following a route used by the Cistercians across the Elenydd. £5 donation. Booking is essential due to minibus to start. Meeting point given upon booking. Please book your place on 01597 810449 or email info@elanvalleytrust.org

Ancient Sites of the Elan Valley

Ancient Sites of the Elan Valley
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 31st August 2019
Location: Old Wash Pool SN 932697
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival 2019

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

Local historians David James and Vic Pardoe will lead this 5.5 mile scenic walk into the highlands of the Elan Valley, visiting Esgair Perfedd Roman Marching Camp, Cairns, Cists and Stone Rows. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks. Dogs are welcome but please ensure they are kept on leads due to livestock present on the hills. Meet at the old wash pool SN 932697.

Discover Elan: Local Food & Drink Tasting Evening

Discover Elan: Local Food & Drink Tasting Evening
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 31st August 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery
Join us for an evening tasting some of the best food and drink in Mid Wales.

Contact(s): Beth Rees
Tel: 1597811527
Sponsored By: Elan Links

Enjoy some of Mid Wales’ best food and drink produce in an exciting, explosion of tastes at Rhayader Museum & Gallery. Enjoy fun flavoured chocolate and delicious cheeses from local businesses, or enjoy a range of beverages and take some home!

Discover Elan: Local Food & Drink Tasting Evening

Discover Elan: Local Food & Drink Tasting Evening
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 31st August 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery
Join us for an evening tasting some of the best food and drink in Mid Wales.

Contact(s): Beth Rees
Tel: 01597811527
Sponsored By: Elan Links

Enjoy some of Mid Wales’ best food and drink produce in an exciting, explosion of tastes at Rhayader Museum & Gallery. Enjoy fun flavoured chocolate and delicious cheeses from local businesses, or enjoy a range of beverages and take some home!

Booking recommended. Children must be supervised. For more information contact beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk

Monks Trod Part 2: The Abbey to the Elan

Monks Trod Part 2: The Abbey to the Elan
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 1st September 2019
Location: Meeting point given upon booking
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival 2019

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 the second part of the Monks Trod linear route from Abbey Cwmhir to Pont-ar-Elan. This 12.5 mile walk will take you along minor roads, tracks and rough paths, following a route used by the Cistercians. £5 donation. Booking is essential due to minibus to start. Meeting point given upon booking. Please book your place on 01597 810449 or email info@elanvalleytrust.org

Discover Elan: Rhayader by Nature Talk

Discover Elan: Rhayader by Nature Talk
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 1st September 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery
An evening talk by nature experts, Rhayader by Nature

Contact(s): Beth Rees
Tel: 01597811527
Sponsored By: Elan Links

Join local experts, Rhayader by Nature as they present a captivating illustrated talk about their book, on the rich diversity of species in and around Rhayader. Refreshments provided.

Booking recommended. Talks are aimed at older children – adults. Children must be supervised. For more information contact beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk

Cwm Elan Mines Experience

Cwm Elan Mines Experience
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st September 2019
Location: Nantgwyllt Church car park
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival 2019

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

Join Elan Valley Trustee, Bob Vaughan on a 5 mile walk to explore the history and remains of Cwm Elan Lead Mines. You will also be able to see the stabilising works. Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 1st September 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 and under with half of all proceeds going to our chosen charity - WaterAid. We can only take cash payments, no cards.

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