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.    

Navigation Workshop

Navigation Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 8th September 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Beginners course on Navigation

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Tel: 01597 810898

10am - 3pm
Join Terry Smith, a Mid Wales Orienteering Club Member for a beginners hands on day of map and compass reading.
With both theory and practical application this workshop will improve your understanding of maps and access to the countryside.
Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for an outdoor session at the latter part of the day.

Myths of Teifi Pools

Myths of Teifi Pools
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 9th September 2017
Location: Meet at Teifi Pools, Grid Reference SN 794680
Learn about the myths and legends around Claerddu and Teifi Pools

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

11am start
Join archaeologists TRYSOR to learn about the myths and legends around Claerddu and Teifi Pools, including John Lelands 1538 record of Arthur in the area. This will be a moderate 6 mile guided walk over rough terrain.

Village Tour

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 9th September 2017
Location: Starts from 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 Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

Ancient Sites of the Elan Valley

Ancient Sites of the Elan Valley
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 10th September 2017
Location: Llannerch y Cawr Car Park, Claerwen Valley, SN 901616
Join local ancient sites enthusiasts David & Vic as they venture around the cairns of Garn Llwyd and Gro Hill

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

10am start, Join local ancient sites enthusiasts David James and Vic Pardoe as they venture around the cairns of Garn Llwyd and Gro Hill plus visit the Crugiau Bach prehistoric site.
This moderate 6.5 mile walk will take in the cairns, stone circles and stones of this part of the Claerwen Valley.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 12th September 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

Mountain Road, footbridge, Tynypistyll Wood
2 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Ray Harvey 01597 810047.

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.

Planetarium Show: The Solar System

Time: 11:00 am
Date: 17th September 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth and their pop-up planetarium!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth. We will try to put the Solar System into perspective and present some interesting facts about various moons and planets. Plus we will cover some of the recent research by planetary scientists and what it tells us about the Solar System.

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

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling the Visitor Centre on 01597810880.

Shows are free and suitable for all ages!

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th September 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

Walk around the hafod Estate with waterfalls.
7 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Dave Connelly 01597 810299.

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: 19th September 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

Tynypistyll, Occh Lon, Newhouse
2 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Ray Harvey 01597 810047.

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: 26th September 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

Bryntirion Lane, Cefn Coed
2 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Ray Harvey 01597 810047.

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.

Wild Writing Workshop

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 30th September 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Expand the horizons of your creative writing by taking inspiration from the dramatic Elan Valley landscape.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Led by award winning screenwriter Peter Cox - expand the horizons of your creative writing by taking inspiration from the dramatic Elan Valley landscape. No experience necessary, just a burning desire to tell a wild story.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £20 per person, payable in advance.

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