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.    

Dam Open Day

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

Fungal Fireworks

 Fungal Fireworks
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 5th November 2017
Cost: Free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
We will be looking for Fungi on this guided walk with Ray Woods and we hope to find the colourful waxcap fungi.

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

A guided walk around Gilfach reserve, meeting at the old farmhouse. We will look for fungi and especially the colourful waxcaps fungi for which the reserve is known. Wales is especially important for this group of fungi which grow on agriculturally unimproved grasslands.

Writing Group @ CARAD

Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 6th November 2017 - 7th November 2017
Tickets available from: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Location: Activity Room @ CARAD
Writing Group

Contact(s): Lorna Jordan

Please note a change to advertised poster that the writing group held on the 30th Oct has now been moved to the 6th November 2017 at 7pm. This change is only for the month of October.


Time: 7:15 am
Date: 18th November 2017

Contact(s): Tudor Davies
Tel: 01597 811299

A great Evening Out
7.00pm for 7.30pm; Eyes down for 7.30pm
Raffle and Prizes
All money raised will go towards Pont ar Elan Show Funds