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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.    

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.

Dam Open Day

Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 2nd September 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.

PART ONE : Walking & Naming the Streams of the Valley

PART ONE :  Walking & Naming the Streams of the Valley
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2nd September 2017
Location: Claerwen Dam bottom Car Park by the toilet block SN 870634
6 mile moderate hill walk to discover and translate the names of the many streams and brooks feeding the Claerwen river

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

Day Walk starting at 10am
Join Tudor Davies for a 6 mile moderate hill walk to discover and translate the names of the many streams and brooks feeding the Claerwen river and reservoir. Take this opportunity to explore the hidden watercourses and valleys of the estate with some rough ground walking.
Bring a packed lunch.

Cwm Elan Mines

Cwm Elan Mines
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd September 2017
Location: Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park, Elan Valley, SN 909639
Guided Walk to Cwm Elan Mines, Elan Valley

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

With further stabilising works completed at Cwm Elan Mines, join Elan Valley Trust Trustee, Bob Vaughan, on a 5 mile walk to explore the history and remains of remnant Lead Mines.

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 8:45 am
Date: 3rd September 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

Newquat, 11:15 bus ti Cwmtydu, Coastal Path walk return.
6 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Martin & Gwen 01597 860349.

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.

Roman Camp Walk

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 4th September 2017
Location: Penbont car park, Elan Valley
An 9.5 mile fairly strenuous hill walk with four climbs and two streams crossings

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

An 9.5 mile fairly strenuous hill walk with four climbs and two streams crossings. You'll pass the site of an old Roman Camp and visit Maen Serth standing stone used by Cistercian Monks and the site of a medieval murder. Meet at Penbont car park at 10am, back about 3pm.

Evening Talk on a "Shepherds Life"

Evening Talk on a "Shepherds Life"
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 4th September 2017
Location: Elan Valley Hotel, Elan Valley
Evening Talk on a Shepherds Life

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

Join Guest Speaker and local shepherd, Erwyd Howells, for this recollection and insight into a Shepherds Life around the Cambrian Mountains including the Elan Valley.

Railway Ramble Part 1

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 5th September 2017
Location: Starts at Craig Goch Dam car park
A 6 mile walk following the line of the old railway from Craig Goch Dam to the Visitor Centre, looking at features of interest

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A 6 mile walk following the line of the old railway from Craig Goch Dam to the Visitor Centre, looking at historical features of interest along the way.

Meet at Craig Goch Dam car park at 10am, back about 1.30pm. A lift back to collect vehicles will be available afterwards.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 5th September 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

Nantmel, walk to Llyn-barried Hall
2.5 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Ray Harvey 01597 810047.

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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