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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.    

An Introduction to Coloured Pencil Art

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 23rd July 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Discover the world of coloured pencils and learn how to create your own detailed and colourful art.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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 to your favourite subject matter.

Led by local artist Dave Richards. Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £30 per person, payable in advance.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 25th July 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

Crossgates Riverside Community Trail
4 miles
For queries re this walk, contact .

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.

Acoustic evening with the Harriet Earis Jazz Trio

Acoustic evening with the Harriet Earis Jazz Trio
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 27th July 2017
Cost: £20
Location: The Lost ARC, The Old Drill Hall, Bridge Street, Rhayader
An acoustic evening with The Harriet Earis Trio. Tickets include a two-course meal.

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448
Sponsored By: RBS Ltd and Terry Hutchinson and Sons

Building the ARC features The Harriet Earis Trio - a rare Celtic Jazz Fusion band whose leading instrument is a Celtic Harp. Formed in the late 2000s, the sound of the trio hinges on the harp of Aberystwyth-based Harriet Earis. Together with Sam Christie on drums and Andy Coughlan on double/electric bass, she released the album ‘From the Crooked Tree’ back in 2007 as The Harriet Earis Trio. The mix of Celtic harp music with jazz backing creates an unforgettable, high-energy fusion. All this and a two course meal for only £20 per head. Tickets are limited so booking is essential

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 30th July 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

Hill walk from Llanstephan.
8 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Chris Jones 01591 620248.

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.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 1st August 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

Hill walk - St Harmon, Cefn Crin area
5 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Clive Jackman 01597 870016.

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.

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2nd August 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
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. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. No unaccompanied children please.

Dam Open Day

Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 3rd August 2017
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 and up to the tower

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - a chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and 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 and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. Dam open between 1pm and 4pm.

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.
Minimum donation £1 for adults & children. All proceeds go to WaterAid.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 8th August 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

Glyndwr's Way, walk near Abbeycwmhir
4.5 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Clive Jackman 01597 870016.

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.

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 9th August 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
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. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. No unaccompanied children please.

A Dam Good Walk

A Dam Good Walk
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 12th August 2017
Location: Claerwen Dam (bottom car park by the toilet block) SN 870634
6 mile linear guided walk with Tudor Davies from Claerwen Dam to Craig Goch Dam

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

All day walk, meet at 9.30am at Claerwen Dam
Join Tudor Davies to bridge the Claerwen and Elan Valleys with this moderate 6 mile linear walk. Enjoy the hill views of both valleys, Claerwen Dam and Craig Goch Dam and explore the landscape and discover one of the Elan Valley leats finishing at Craig Goch Dam.
Bring a packed lunch.

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