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.    

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st September 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Builth Quarry and area around Carneddau
8 mile walk starting from the bottom of Builth Quarry led by Clive Jackman

Contact(s): Clive Jackman
Tel: 01957 870016
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk starting below Builth Quarry and crossing open terrain below Carneddau with superb views on a clear day.
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.

Discover Elan: Woodland Craft Workshop

Discover Elan: Woodland Craft Workshop
Time: 4:30 pm
Date: 2nd September 2019
Cost: Free
Location: The Old Hospital Site, Elan Village
Join us for a drop in session of woodland crafts

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

Join Elan Links and Tir Coed for an evening working with your hands – learn how to start a campfire, have a go cooking and create a fun keepsake as a momento!
Ages 8+. Children must be supervised. For more information email beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk

Directions to the Old Hospital Site: Turn off the B4518 towards the visitor centre. Follow the road as it turns left over a metal bridge (straight on goes to the visitor centre). The road will then turn left again into Elan Village. On your right as you come over the bridge is a small wooden gate - this is the Old Hospital Site.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2nd September 2019
Location: Pont ar Elan car park
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival 2019

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

Richard will lead a scenic short 4 mile walk over rough, hilly and boggy ground to include the Bothy at Lluest Cwmbach. Meet at Pont ar Elan car park.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2nd September 2019
Location: Pont ar Elan car park
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival

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

Richard will lead a scenic short 4 mile walk over rough, hilly and boggy ground to include the Bothy at Lluest Cwmbach. Meet at Pont ar Elan car park.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 3rd September 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Elan Village, Lower Llanfadog Trail
2.5 mile walk from Elan Village, Lower Llanfadog Trail led by Ray Harvey

Contact(s): Ray Harvey
Tel: 01597 810047
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.

Railway Ramble

Railway Ramble
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd September 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A gentle 3 mile walk following the line of the old railway from the Visitor Centre to Cwmdauddwr

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A gentle 3 mile walk following the line of the old railway from the Visitor Centre to Cwmdauddwr, looking at historical features of interest along the way.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 10am, back around 12 noon.

A lift back to the Visitor Centre will be available afterwards.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Discover Elan: Storytelling Evening

Discover Elan: Storytelling Evening
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 3rd September 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Elan Valley Hotel
Join Phil Okwedy for a captivating evening of five Welsh tales.

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

Join Phil Okwedy as he weaves five Welsh tales together: a poor farmer defies death at the hands of his brothers and then sets out along the old drover’s roads of Wales. With the help of one black bird and five black cattle he will conquer destitution, make and then lose a fortune, and all this in the name of love and revenge.

Booking recommended. Children must be supervised, recommended ages 10+*. For more information contact beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk

*This age limit is a rough guide. Younger children can attend if suitable.

Three Mines to the Top

Three Mines to the Top
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 3rd September 2019
Location: Llannerch y Cawr car park
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival 2019

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

Chris Franks will lead this 10.5 mile challenging walk, taking in the mines of the Rhiwnant Valley, passing Llyn Carw and on to the summit of Drygarn Fawr, then past the Mermaid Pool and the Poison Hole. Please bring a packed lunch. Meet at Llannerch y Cawr car park.

Beginners Navigation

Beginners Navigation
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd September 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival

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

Join Terry Smith for a hands-on day of map and compass reading. With both theory and practical application this workshop will improve your understanding of maps and access to the countryside. N.B. There is an advanced workshop being held on Saturday 7th September. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Please book your place on 01597 81049 or email info@elanvalleytrust.org

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 4th September 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.

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