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.    

Boundary Walk

Time: 10:30 am
Date: 4th June 2017
Cost: Free
Location: Gilfach Nature Reserve 3 miles north of Rhayader
Boundary Walk around Gilfach

Contact(s): Rob Podmore
Tel: 01597 823298
Sponsored By: Heritage Lottery Fund

Challenge yourself and climb to Gilfach's further boundaries with Rob Podmore - only for intrepid explorers who are fit enough to scramble up and down the steep valley extremes! Bring a picnic to enjoy some stunning views. We should finish the walk by 2pm. Meet at the entrance to the reserve just off the A470. You can park in the adjoining Pont Marteg car park.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 6th June 2017
Location: Meet outside Llandrindod County Hall
Evening guided walks in Rhayader area

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Walk from Llandrindod County Hall
4 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Jan Knill 01597 823621.

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.

Worldwide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP)

Worldwide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP)
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 10th June 2017
Location: Meet outside The Lamb and Flag in North St, Rhayader
Knitters of Rhayader join with other knitters around the world by knitting in public..

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

Worldwide Knit in Public Day is about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. Knitters of all ages and abilities are invited to join in. Bring along your current knitting/crochet projects, any unfinished or abandoned projects you need help with and, if possible, spare wool and needles/hooks to help a novice get started. We have permission from The Lamb, the Cornhill and the Elan Hotel to sit outside their premises and to retreat inside if it rains. Extra folding chairs will be useful as well as cushions and blankets if it's cold. End at 3pm

Woodland Walk

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 10th June 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A woodland walk looking at the growth habits of native tree species and how this affects their uses and properties.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A woodland walk looking at the growth habits of native tree species and how this affects their uses and properties. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm for a leisurely stroll through Cnwch Wood, back about 3.30pm.

Open Farm Sunday

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 11th June 2017
Cost: Free
Location: Gilfach Nature Reserve 3 miles north of Rhayader
Find out how Radnorshire Wildlife Trust manage Gilfach for the benefit of wildlife

Contact(s): Jonathan Stone
Tel: 01597 823298
Sponsored By: Heritage Lottery Fund

Find out how Radnorshire Wildlife Trust manage Gilfach for the benefit of wildlife using different grazing methods ot create suitable habitats. RWT Reserves officer, Jonathan Stone will lead this conservation walk and talk. Meet at the layby just after the bend in the road which runs through the reserve. This is approximately 1/2 mile on your left after entering the reserve from the A470

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 13th June 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

Llangurig, Wye Valley, Nant Bidno
4.5 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Yvonne Gulley 01970 890321.

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.

Introduction to Polymer Clay Workshop

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th June 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Learn how to make simple canes and use them to create a piece of jewellery, some beads or a small trinket bowl.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Learn how to make simple canes and use them to create a piece of jewellery, some beads or a small trinket bowl. Led by Valerie Lymer, a local textile artist. Suitable for complete beginners.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £20 per person, payable in advance plus £6 for materials, payable on the day.

Flowers and Folklore

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 17th June 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A gentle stroll looking at the commonly found plants nearby and exploring their folklore uses and traditions.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A gentle stroll looking at the commonly found plants nearby and exploring their folklore uses and traditions. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 18th 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

Knucklas, walk in the Teme Valley.
7 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Rowley 01597 851395.

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.

Morning Meadows and Moths

Morning Meadows and Moths
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 18th June 2017
Location: Nantgwyllt Car Park, Elan Valley, SN 909639
Visit the Elan Estate Coronation Meadow and check out the morning moths from moth traps put out the night before

Contact(s): Elan Estate Office
Tel: 01597 810449

We will be out checking the morning moth traps from the previous night these should be full of exciting discoveries. We will then take an approx. 5 mile walk to check out the estates Coronation Meadow. Bring suitable weather clothes.

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