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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.    

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 30th May 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.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 30th May 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

Walk from Llanwrthwl Village Hall
4 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Dave Thomas 01597 811426.

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.

Creatures of the Dusk

Time: 8:30 pm
Date: 31st May 2017
Tickets available from: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Location: Gilfach Nature Reserve 3 miles north of Rhayader
Discover the wildlife delights of Gilfach by twilight...

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 823298
Sponsored By: Heritage Lottery Fund

Discover the wildlife delights of Gilfach by twilight with county mammal recorder Sorcha Lewis and Gilfach project officer Barbara Brown on this evening walk. Meet at the Farmyard which is next to the upper car park. Drive through the reserve until you see the Visitor centre sign and then turn off, crossing over the River Marteg and up the hill.

Dam Open Day

Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 31st May 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 - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Reservoir 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.

Lichen & Mosses Walk

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2nd June 2017
Cost: Free
Location: Gilfach Nature Reserve 3 miles north of Rhayader
Delve into the fascinating world of lichens and mosses with expert Ray Woods.

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 823298
Sponsored By: Heritage Lottery Fund

Delve into the fascinating world of lichens and mosses with expert Ray Woods. Discover some of their modern and historical uses. Meet at 2pm at the entrance to the reserve, which is just off the A470. You can park in the adjoining Pont Marteg car park.

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.

Gilfach Family Explorers Day

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd June 2017
Cost: Free
Location: Gilfach Nature Reserve 3 miles north of Rhayader
Drop in and join in with the many activities that will be taking place all around the reserve today.

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 823298
Sponsored By: Heritage Lottery Fund

Have a go at Worm charming, look at life under the lens, walk like a fox and hunt for treasure. There will be something for everyone, so bring a picnic and come and explore!

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.

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

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 4th June 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

Walk from Knighton.
7 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Stella 01547 528478.

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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