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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.    

Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve

 Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 19th November 2017 - 19th November 2019
Cost: Free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
Join us in a host of activities to welcome the Salmon to Gilfach Nature reserve

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

Short talk ; Beavers may help Salmon 1.30pm
Unveiling of an Ira Lightman and Celf y Gwmpas Artwork at 2pm. This artwork is inspired by journeys through Gilfach and the Marteg valley, including those of the Salmon.
Walk to Waterfall with a possibility of seeing leaping Salmon 2.30pm Bring wellies!
Pond dipping to find out what the Salmon eat - all afternoon
Hot chocolate at the Centre to warm up!

Rhayader Walkers

Rhayader Walkers
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th November 2018 - 30th April 2019
Cost: N/A
Location: Dark Lane car park
Led walks of 7-9 miles in the local area and beyond

Contact(s): Alan Austin
Tel: 07791775612
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

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Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier

Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th April 2019 - 28th June 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Frequently writing about the history of the English midlands and the Welsh borderlands, Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was particularly interested in the Elan Valley & Birmingham’s Welsh Water scheme - a topic to which he regularly returned in his novels.
The most famous of these, The House Under the Water, first published in 1932 has been dramatised for both BBC radio & television, produced as a talking book and translated into Finnish, German and Spanish. This exhibition offers a unique insight into this fascinating writer’s life and works.

Open daily 10am to 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

Easter Egg Scramble

Easter Egg Scramble
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 19th April 2019 - 22nd April 2019
Cost: £1 per child
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around the Visitor Centre and Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg!

No unaccompanied children please. £1 per child.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre anytime between 10am and 4pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Zero Talent and Last Tree Squad - 2 great live bands in one night!

Zero Talent and Last Tree Squad - 2 great live bands in one night!
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 20th April 2019
Cost: £5.00
Tickets available from: Friday, March 15, 2019
Location: The Lost ARC
2 great live bands in one night at The Lost ARC! Ska, Punk, Reggae, Hip Hop and Dub...

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448

ZERO TALENT is punk, ska, a touch of reggae, a precise rhythm section, a brass section (trumpet, trombone, saxophone) and dynamic lyrics in french which speak of social issues. First and foremost a live band, but also able to express themselves in studio having made several albums to date.
LAST TREE SQUAD bring an explosive and aggressive performance of home-grown, original material. Strictly meaningful and politically relatable, keep alert for their heavy-weight live performance!

Creative Elan: Paint like a caveman

Creative Elan: Paint like a caveman
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th April 2019
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery
Paint the way our ancestors did.

Contact(s): Beth Rees
Tel: 01597 811 527

Join Vic Pardo to paint the way our ancestors did. Make your own rock art or draw on a large slab of rock using naturally made paints and brushes.

No experience or equipment necessary. Old/clothes able to get messy recommended. Places are free. Drop in session, running from 10am - 4pm. For more information contact Beth Rees.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 23rd April 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Penbont with hill walk to Esgair Penygarreg
4 mile walk from Penbont with hill walk to Esgair Penygarreg led by Dave Connelly

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

4 mile walk from Penbont with hill walk to Esgair Penygarreg led by Dave Connelly.

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: 24th April 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.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 27th April 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.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th April 2019
Location: Meet at the Visitor Centre.
A walk in the Elan Valley

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

Emlyn and Shirley will lead a 7 mile strenuous walk beside Caban Coch Reservoir to Nant y Gro Dam then up onto the hills above the reservoir to Llannerch y Cawr and on to Nantgwyllt Church, returning via the Elan Valley Trail. Stunning views guaranteed. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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