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.    

Bushcraft Taster Session

Bushcraft Taster Session
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 28th August 2018
Cost: £10 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. Book in advance.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects such as knife skills, foraging, and natural cordage to name a few.

These sessions will be led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided.

Minimum age 12 years. No unaccompanied children please.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£10 per person, payable in advance.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 4pm.

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 29th August 2018
Location: Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley
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. No unaccompanied children please.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

High Ropes Challenge

High Ropes Challenge
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th August 2018
Cost: £18 adults, £15 8-18s
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump!

Contact(s): Elan Valley Lodge
Tel: 01597 811143

Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.

You don’t need experience or to be super fit, however you must be over 1.4m tall, have a waist of less than 43” and be able to climb a rope ladder.

You will also need transport, stout shoes and appropriate clothing.

All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 29th August 2018
Cost: £18 adults, £15 8-18s
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Lodge
Tel: 01597 811143

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Minimum age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case!

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th August 2018
Location: Nantgwyllt Church car park
A 7.5 mile moderate circular walk from Nantgwyllt Church car park around Garreg Ddu Reservoir with detour to visit the Mines.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

Sarah Hill of Powys Ramblers will lead a 7.5 mile moderate circular walk from Nantgwyllt Church car park around Garreg Ddu Reservoir with detour to visit the Mines. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park SN 909639.

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.

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