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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.    

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.

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.

Elan Valley Past and Present - An Evening Talk

Elan Valley Past and Present - An Evening Talk
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 4th September 2019
Location: Elan Valley Hotel
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival

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

Join local historians David James and Vic Pardoe for a fascinating visual talk about the rich and varied history of human presence in the Elan Valley, dating back to 4000 BC. Their passion about local history will inspire you! Meet at the Elan Valley Hotel.

A Working Life in the Elan Valley

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 4th September 2019
Location: Gwaelod y Rhos car park
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival

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

Another chance to experience working life in the Elan Valley
Join Tudor Davies who will take you
First Visit : Troedrhiwdrain Farm to see farmers Brian & Sorcha Lewis with their traditional breeds of cattle and sheep and
Second Visit : Penygarreg Farm to see shepherd Dean Addison give a working sheepdog demonstration and have a go at wool wrapping
Meet at Gwaelod y Rhos car park SN 901671 for 10:00am.
Sorry NO DOGS allowed on this event
Please bring suitable clothing, footwear and bring a packed lunch with drinks

Garreg Ddu Circuit

Garreg Ddu Circuit
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 5th September 2019
Location: Nantgwyllt Church car park, Elan Valley
A 6 mile low-level reservoir circuit with some woodland and farmland paths as well as the Elan Valley Trail

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A 6 mile low-level reservoir circuit with some woodland and farmland paths as well as the Elan Valley Trail. Wear walking boots.

Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park at 10am, back around 2pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 5th September 2019
Location: Craig Goch car park
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival

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

Graham’s challenging 8.5 mile walk circuits Craig Goch over rough and usually wet tussock grass moorland. Bring a packed lunch. Meet at Craig Goch car park.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th September 2019
Location: Penbont car park
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival

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

Chris will lead a moderate 6 mile walk which starts along Garreg Ddu to Tynllidiart before climbing steeply to Moelfryn, then across rough ground to Nant Brythgwm, crossing the dam and returning along the Elan Valley Trail. No dogs allowed. Meet at Penbont car park.

Why Wye, Y?

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th September 2019
Location: Pont ar Elan car park
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival

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

Yvonne Gulley will lead this moderate 7 mile circular walk from Pont ar Elan, taking in the valleys of the Wye and the Elan, with a short climb to the top of Moelfryn. Please bring a packed lunch. Meet at Pont ar Elan car park.

Advanced Navigation

Advanced Navigation
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 7th 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 navigating in open country with map and compass. An advanced workshop - knowledge of map reading and compass use is essential. N.B. There is a beginners navigation workshop on Tuesday 3rd September. Please book your place on 01597 810449 or email info@elanvalleytrust.org

The Prehistoric Landscape of Maenhir

The Prehistoric Landscape of Maenhir
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 7th September 2019
Location: Dyfed Powys border car park
Part of the Elan Valley Walking Festival

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

TRYSOR will lead this 2.5 mile walk from the layby at Blaenycwm to Cistfaen, visiting some of the best prehistoric sites in the area. A moderate to hard walk, mostly on a footpath. Meet at the Dyfed Powys border car park SN 853758.

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