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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.    

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 14th April 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
7 mile walk from Dolgellau with Torrent and Precipice Walk led by Dave Connelly

Contact(s): Dave Connelly
Tel: 01597 810299
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk from Dolgellau with Torrent and Precipice Walk.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 17th April 2019
Cost: £5 for adults and £1 for those aged 16 and under, cash payments only.
Location: Penbont car park, Elan Valley
Dam Open Day, turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm. Please note new pricing details.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our Dam Open Days - a chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam & up to the central tower.

Park at Penbont car park & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 1pm & 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.

Entry: £5 adults, £1 for those aged 16 and under with half of all proceeds going to our chosen charity - WaterAid. Please note that we can only accept cash, no cards.

Easter Egg Scramble

Easter Egg Scramble
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 19th April 2019 - 22nd April 2019
Cost: £1 per child
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around the Visitor Centre and Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg!

No unaccompanied children please. £1 per child.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre anytime between 10am and 4pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th April 2019
Cost: £3 per rocket
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Two sessions - 10am - 12 noon and 1pm - 3pm.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 27th April 2019
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.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 28th April 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
8 mile walk from Llanwrthwl including Y Gamriw, the Clyn and Carn Gefallt led by Alan Austin

Contact(s): Alan Austin
Tel: 01597 811051
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk from Llanwrthwl including Y Gamriw, the Clyn and Carn Gefallt.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Back to the Wildwood? A look at ancient trees

Back to the Wildwood? A look at ancient trees
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 4th May 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
We will explore one of the finest relict ancient woodlands in Britain and examine its unique wildlife with Ray Woods.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

There is hardly anywhere in Western Europe where you can appreciate what the "wildwood" was like. Parts of the Elan Valley are a rare exception.

We will explore one of the finest relict ancient woodlands in Britain and examine its unique wildlife.

Join Ray Woods on this short walk that will start at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Fun with Watercolours Workshop

Fun with Watercolours Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 11th May 2019
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along on this workshop to learn interesting ways of applying and manipulating watercolour and inks with Jennifer Chandler

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come along on this workshop to learn interesting ways of applying and manipulating watercolour and inks using everyday products such as cling film, surgical spirit and salt with local artist Jennifer Chandler.

Suitable for everyone, no experience required!

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. Held between 10am and 4pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

An Introduction to Coloured Pencils Workshop

An Introduction to Coloured Pencils Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 19th May 2019
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
An opportunity to try this increasingly popular medium used by artists all over the world with Dave Richards.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

An opportunity to try this increasingly popular medium used by artists all over the world. Discover the world of coloured pencils and learn how to create your own detailed and colourful art.

This is a ‘hands on’ workshop designed to give a good understanding of techniques, materials used, and how these may be applied. It is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

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

£30 per person, payable in advance, held between 10am and 4pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Spring Craft Fayre

Spring Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 25th May 2019 - 26th May 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Craft Fayre at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre

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 at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

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