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.    

Wildlife Tracking

Wildlife Tracking
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 19th May 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.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

No unaccompanied children please.

Advanced Navigation

Advanced Navigation
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 19th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Advanced Navigation 10am-4pm

Contact(s): info@elanvalleytrust.org

Join Terry Smith, a Mid Wales Orienteering Club Member and Mountain Leader, for a hands-on day of navigating in open country with map and compass.

This is an advanced workshop where knowledge of map reading and compass use is essential. For those of you who attended the beginners workshop this is a continuation of what you learnt, giving you the opportunity to develop the practical elements of navigation in a more challenging terrian. N.B. There is a beginners navigation workshop being held on Monday 3rd September.

Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646.

Wildlife Tracking

Wildlife Tracking
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 19th May 2018
Location: Penbont car park
Wildlife Tracking 2 - 4pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre 01597 810880

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.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

No unaccompanied children please.

An Introduction to Birdsong

An Introduction to Birdsong
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 20th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A chance for absolute beginners and novices to learn about birdsong, exploring a range of habitats.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A chance for absolute beginners and novices to learn about birdsong, exploring a range of habitats and investigating some of the technology available to help.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre at 9.30am, back about 1pm.

Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

An Introduction to Birdsong

An Introduction to Birdsong
Time: 9:30 pm
Date: 20th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
An Introduction to Birdsong 9.30am - 1pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre 01597 810880

A chance for absolute beginners and novices to learn about birdsong, exploring a range of habitats and investigating some of the technology available to help.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

The Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape

The Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th May 2018
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A workshop ideal for beginners. Local artist and qualified tutor David Ward will guide you every step of the way on your journey

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A workshop ideal for beginners. Local artist and qualified tutor David Ward will guide you every step of the way on your journey to learning new and essential techniques for the watercolourist.

Places are limited so please book in advance. Held between 10am and 4pm.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

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

The Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape

The Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
The Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape 10am - 4pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre 01597 810880

A workshop ideal for beginners. Local artist and qualified tutor David Ward will guide you every step of the way on your journey to learning new and essential techniques for the watercolourist.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

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

5k Series

5k Series
Time: 6:30 pm
Date: 23rd May 2018
Location: Caban Coch Dam car park
5k Series - 6.30pm Registration

Contact(s): Rhayader Running Club

6.30pm Second Part of the 5k Series 2018 organised by Rhayader Running Club
1 mile children's race starting at 7pm
and the 5k race starting at 7.30pm
For more information go to www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5km.php
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park

Spring Craft Fayre

Spring Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 26th May 2018 - 27th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

Open between 10am and 4pm.

Spring Craft Fayre

Spring Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 26th May 2018 - 27th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Spring Craft Fayre 10am - 4pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Tel: 01597 810880

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

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