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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.    

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th April 2018
Location: Llannerch y Cawr car park SN 901616
Powys Ramblers Walk

Contact(s): Sam

Alan Austin of Powys Ramblers will lead a 4.5 mile moderate morning walk around Gro Wood from Llannerch y Cawr car park. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Lunch can be taken at the Visitor Centre if wished. Meet at Llannerch y Cawr car park at 10am. SN 901616.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 7th April 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Village Tour 2 - 3.30pm

Contact(s): Sam

Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Planetarium Show: Our Place in the Universe

Planetarium Show: Our Place in the Universe
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 8th April 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Planetarium Show: Our Place in the Universe: 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm

Contact(s): Sam

It’s galaxy season! Join Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth as they explore our home address in the Universe. They will also present some interesting facts about other galaxies.

Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.

Birdwatching Safari

Birdwatching Safari
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 29th April 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Birdwatching Safari 9.30am - 1pm

Contact(s): Sam

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area.

Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers.

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.

Back to the Wildwood? A look at ancient trees

Back to the Wildwood? A look at ancient trees
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 5th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Back to the Wildwood? A look at ancient trees. 2 - 5pm.

Contact(s): Sam

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.

Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus
Time: 6:30 am
Date: 6th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Dawn Chorus - 6.30 - 8.30 am

Contact(s): Sam

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day!
Set your alarm clocks and join a local bird expert for a stroll through Cnwch woodland discovering birdsong.
Please book in advance on 01597 810880.
Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Hand Painted Stones Workshop

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Hand Painted Stones Workshop - 10-11.30am /12-1.30pm /2-3.30pm

Contact(s): Sam

Come and paint an Elan Valley Stone with local artist and illustrator A.K.Skipsey.

Create a mini landscape on a piece of the Elan Valley.

All materials provided.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£10 per person, payable in advance.

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

The Wake Up And Take Your Sleeping Pills Tour 2018

The Wake Up And Take Your Sleeping Pills Tour 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 6th May 2018 - 7th May 2018
Cost: £8.00 in advance, £10.00 on the door.
Tickets available from: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Location: The Lost ARC, @The Old Drill Hall, Bridge Street, Rhayader
China Shop Bull, One Eyed God, Doghouse, and Brassick at The Lost ARC

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980262448

Bank holiday extravaganza! Guaranteed to get you jumping - an amazing night with four amazing bands!
Find all the info on our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1754442478197938/

5k Series

5k Series
Time: 6:30 pm
Date: 9th May 2018
Location: Caban Coch Dam Car Park
5k Series - 6.30pm registration

Contact(s): Sam

6.30pm First 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

Woodland Birds

Woodland Birds
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 12th May 2018
Location: Dol y Mynach layby SN 904617
Woodland Birds - 9am - 11am

Contact(s): Sam

Join experienced bird watcher, Janice Vincett, for a stroll through the woodland around Dol y Mynach to spot and identify the birds, including a visit to the birdhide. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby SN 904617.

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