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.    

Powys Ramblers Walk

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 26th May 2018
Location: Elan Village Green
An 8.5 mile moderate circular walk from the Elan Village, via Coed y Cefn, Glyn Bridge, and Carn Gafallt Common.

Contact(s): sam@elanvalley.org,uk
Tel: 01597 810449

Shirley and Emlyn Williams of Powys Ramblers will lead an 8.5 mile moderate circular walk from the Elan Village, via Coed y Cefn, Glyn Bridge, and Carn Gafallt Common. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at the Elan Village Green SN 935654.

Howey Hedgehog Rescue

Howey Hedgehog Rescue
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 27th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Learn how to care for our prickly hogs and how to improve our gardens for wildlife.

Held between 11am and 3pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

The Gwesyn and the Claerwen

The Gwesyn and the Claerwen
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 27th May 2018
Location: Llanerch y Cawr car park SN 901616
A 9 mile energetic linear hill walk from Abergwesyn to Llannerch y Cawr.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust
Tel: 01597 810449

A 9 mile energetic linear hill walk from Abergwesyn to Llannerch y Cawr. Follow the Gwesyn Valley up to Drygarn Fawr into the Rhiwnant Valley to Llannerch y Cawr. Start at Llanerch y Cawr car park (SN 901616) where transport will be provided. Booking is required.

Howey Hedgehog Rescue

Howey Hedgehog Rescue
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 27th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Howey Hedgehog Rescue 11am - 3pm

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

Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Learn how to care for our prickly hogs and how to improve our gardens for wildlife.

Tadpole Toddle

Tadpole Toddle
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 29th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6.

We will also take a toddle to our own small pond in the grounds of the Visitor Centre.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A walk to the Dambusters Dam

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

Graham Taylor of Powys Ramblers will lead a family friendly morning walk taking in the Dambusters Dam from the Visitor Centre. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Lunch can be taken at the Visitor Centre if wished. Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646.

High Ropes Challenge

High Ropes Challenge
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th May 2018
Cost: Adult £18, 8-18s £15
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
High Ropes Challenge 10am - 1pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Lodge
Tel: 01597 811143

Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.
You don’t need experience or to be super fit, however you must be over 1.4m tall, have a waist of less than 43” and be able to climb a rope ladder.
You will also need transport, stout shoes and appropriate clothing.
All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.
Adult £18, 8-18s £15.
These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance.

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 29th May 2018
Cost: Adult £18, 8-18s £15
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Kayaking on the Reservoir 2 - 5pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Lodge
Tel: 01597 811143

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.
After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.
Minimum age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case!
Adult £18, 8-18s £15.
These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance.

Tadpole Toddle

Tadpole Toddle
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 29th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Tadpole Toddle 2 - 3.30pm

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

Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6.

We will also take a toddle to our own small pond in the grounds of the Visitor Centre.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 30th May 2018
Cost: £1 per person, adults and children - all proceeds to the charity WaterAid
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.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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 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.
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 entry £1 for adults and children. All proceeds go to our chosen charity - WaterAid.

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