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: Rhayader Art Group

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2017 - 30th September 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Rhayader Art Group return by popular demand to showcase their collective local talent.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Rhayader Art Group return by popular demand to showcase their collective local talent. Open daily between 10am and 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

Stuffed Pickled & Pinned National Exhibition

Stuffed Pickled & Pinned National Exhibition
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2017 - 9th September 2017
Cost: Adults £4 Concessions £3 Local residents & children 16 years and under free
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery (CARAD)
A Natural Treasures Exhibition from the museums of Wales

Contact(s): Krysia Bass
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)
Sponsored By: National Museum of Wales

Come along and marvel at the 50 exhibits donated from museums across Wales, natural treasures of all kinds for everyone to see

Museums across Wales house some amazing natural treasures. These collections help us to understand the world around us and our place in it.

They also show our impact on nature and how nature affects us. Museum specimens may be used to help us to answer vital questions in modern research.

This exhibition shows just a fraction of at least 72,200 specimens in regional museum in Wales.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 1st August 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

Hill walk - St Harmon, Cefn Crin area
5 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Clive Jackman 01597 870016.

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.

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2nd August 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
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. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. No unaccompanied children please.

Dam Open Day

Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 3rd August 2017
Location: Penbont car park, Elan Valley
Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the tower

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - a chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Park at Penbont car park and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. Dam open between 1pm and 4pm.

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.
Minimum donation £1 for adults & children. All proceeds go to WaterAid.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 8th August 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

Glyndwr's Way, walk near Abbeycwmhir
4.5 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Clive Jackman 01597 870016.

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.

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 9th August 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
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. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. No unaccompanied children please.

Village Tour

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 12th August 2017
Location: Starts from 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 Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

A Dam Good Walk

A Dam Good Walk
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 12th August 2017
Location: Claerwen Dam (bottom car park by the toilet block) SN 870634
6 mile linear guided walk with Tudor Davies from Claerwen Dam to Craig Goch Dam

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

All day walk, meet at 9.30am at Claerwen Dam
Join Tudor Davies to bridge the Claerwen and Elan Valleys with this moderate 6 mile linear walk. Enjoy the hill views of both valleys, Claerwen Dam and Craig Goch Dam and explore the landscape and discover one of the Elan Valley leats finishing at Craig Goch Dam.
Bring a packed lunch.

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 8:30 am
Date: 13th August 2017
Location: Meet outside Rhayader Leisure Centre, Dark Lane
Sunday guided walks in Mid Wales

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

Barmouth with hill walk and estuary.
7 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Dave Connelly 01597 810299.

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.

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