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

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2018 - 30th September 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork, prints and cards for sale.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale. Prints and greetings cards also available.

Open daily at the Visitor Centre from 10am until 4pm.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 1st September 2018
Cost: £1 per person, adults and children - all proceeds to the charity WaterAid
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.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam & 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 & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. Dam open 1pm to 4pm

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet & in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.

Minimum entry £1 for adults and children. All proceeds go to our chosen charity - WaterAid.

Planetarium Show: The Solar System at Elan Valley

Planetarium Show: The Solar System at Elan Valley
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 2nd September 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth and their pop-up planetarium!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth.

We will try to put the Solar System into perspective and present some interesting facts about various moons and planets. Plus we will cover some of the recent research by planetary scientists and what it tells us about the Solar System.

Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.

Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Railway Ramble

Railway Ramble
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 4th September 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A gentle 3 mile walk following the line of the old railway from the Visitor Centre to Cwmdauddwr

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A gentle 3 mile walk following the line of the old railway from the Visitor Centre to Cwmdauddwr, looking at historical features of interest along the way.

A lift back to the Visitor Centre will be available afterwards.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 10am, back about 12 noon.

Garreg Ddu Circuit

Garreg Ddu Circuit
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 5th September 2018
Location: Nantgwyllt Church car park, Elan Valley
A 6 mile low-level reservoir circuit with some woodland and farmland paths as well as the Elan Valley Trail. Wear walking boots.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A 6 mile low-level reservoir circuit with some woodland and farmland paths as well as the Elan Valley Trail. Wear walking boots.

Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park at 10am, back about 1pm.

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 6th September 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including Nant y Gro Dam (used for tests before the WW2 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 Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 8th September 2018
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 at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

Landscapes on Wood Workshop

Landscapes on Wood Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 22nd September 2018
Cost: £20 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Create your own mini landscape on wood with local artist and illustrator A.K.Skipsey.10-12.30pm or 1-3.30pm.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Create your own mini landscape on wood with local artist and illustrator A.K.Skipsey.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£20 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

Landscapes on Wood Workshop

Landscapes on Wood Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 22nd September 2018
Cost: £20 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Create your own mini landscape on wood with local artist and illustrator A.K.Skipsey. 10-12.30pm or 1-3.30pm. £20 per person.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Create your own mini landscape on wood with local artist and illustrator A.K.Skipsey.

Places are limited so please book in advance. Two sessions: 10am-12.30pm or 1-3.30pm.

£20 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

Wildlife Tracking

Wildlife Tracking
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 23rd September 2018
Location: Penbont car park, Elan Valley
Join our Ranger team for a walk in the woods looking for signs and clues of the wildlife that lives in the Elan Valley.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Ranger team for a walk in the woods looking for signs and clues of the wildlife that lives in the Elan Valley and how to find them.

Meet at Penbont car park at 2pm, until 4pm.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

No unaccompanied children please.