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.    

Exhibition: Elan from Above

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st May 2017 - 30th June 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Local photographer, David James shares his bird's eye views of Elan including dams, reservoirs and archaeological sites.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Local photographer, David James shares his bird's eye views of Elan including dams, reservoirs and archaeological sites. Open between 10am and 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

Tadpole Toddle

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2nd June 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6. We will also take a toddle to our own small pond in the grounds of the Visitor Centre.

Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. Please book in advance on 01597 810880. No unaccompanied children please.

PONT AR ELAN SHOW

PONT AR ELAN SHOW
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 3rd June 2017
Location: Pont ar Elan, Elan Valley, Grid Ref SN903716, Postcode LD6 5HS
Country Dog Show in the heart of the beautiful Elan Valley

Contact(s): Tudor Davies, Secretary
Tel: 01597 811299

Foxhound Classes, Terrier Classes & Lurcher Classes
New Whippet Classes for 2017
Best Sheepdog Class, Best Spaniel Class, Any Other Breed Class,
Best Open Child Handler & Local Child Handler (Aged 11 & under)
Dog Racing
Stall & Raffle, Refreshments and Bar on Site

Best Decorated Swiss Roll : Primary School Class & High School Class
Best Homemade Jam Swiss Roll : Adult Class
Best Decorated Egg Box : Primary School Class & High School Class
Best Hand Painted Decorated Jam Jar : Adult Class
Photo Competition : Open class Best humorous photo with caption 6"x4"
Mens Class : Best Beard

Dambusters Walk

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 3rd June 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including remains of Nant y Gro Dam - used for tests before the 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 Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 6th June 2017
Location: Meet outside Llandrindod County Hall
Evening guided walks in Rhayader area

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Walk from Llandrindod County Hall
4 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Jan Knill 01597 823621.

Please note:
People joining the walk do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and season;
Routes may alter if weather conditions are inclement;
Dogs must be kept under close control;
Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk.

Woodland Walk

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 10th June 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A woodland walk looking at the growth habits of native tree species and how this affects their uses and properties.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A woodland walk looking at the growth habits of native tree species and how this affects their uses and properties. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm for a leisurely stroll through Cnwch Wood, back about 3.30pm.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 13th June 2017
Location: Meet outside Rhayader Leisure Centre, Dark Lane
Evening guided walks in Rhayader area

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Llangurig, Wye Valley, Nant Bidno
4.5 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Yvonne Gulley 01970 890321.

Please note:
People joining the walk do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and season;
Routes may alter if weather conditions are inclement;
Dogs must be kept under close control;
Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk.

Introduction to Polymer Clay Workshop

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th June 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Learn how to make simple canes and use them to create a piece of jewellery, some beads or a small trinket bowl.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Learn how to make simple canes and use them to create a piece of jewellery, some beads or a small trinket bowl. Led by Valerie Lymer, a local textile artist. Suitable for complete beginners.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £20 per person, payable in advance plus £6 for materials, payable on the day.

Flowers and Folklore

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 17th June 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A gentle stroll looking at the commonly found plants nearby and exploring their folklore uses and traditions.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A gentle stroll looking at the commonly found plants nearby and exploring their folklore uses and traditions. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

Morning Meadows and Moths

Morning Meadows and Moths
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 18th June 2017
Location: Nantgwyllt Car Park, Elan Valley, SN 909639
Visit the Elan Estate Coronation Meadow and check out the morning moths from moth traps put out the night before

Contact(s): Elan Estate Office
Tel: 01597 810449

We will be out checking the morning moth traps from the previous night these should be full of exciting discoveries. We will then take an approx. 5 mile walk to check out the estates Coronation Meadow. Bring suitable weather clothes.

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