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.    

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 14th August 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 & 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 & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. Dam open 1pm to 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.

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

High Ropes Challenge

High Ropes Challenge
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 15th August 2018
Cost: £18 adults, £15 8-18s
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump!

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

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 15th August 2018
Cost: £18 adults, £15 8-18s
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

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

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 16th August 2018
Cost: £18 adults, £15 8-18s
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

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

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 16th August 2018
Location: Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley
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. No unaccompanied children please.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby. Held between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Elan Valley Sheepdog Trials 2018

Elan Valley Sheepdog Trials 2018
Time: 8:00 am
Date: 18th August 2018
Location: Frondorddu Fields SN 648658
Elan Valley Sheepdog Trials 8am onwards

Contact(s): Eira Edwards
Tel: 01597 810721

Local shepherds compete to find the champion sheepdog.
Marvel at the way the dogs and their handlers manoeuvre sheep through a number of obstacles.
8am start, all day event.
Enquiries to Eira Edwards, Tel No : 01597 810721.
Location : Frondorddu fields, signposted off the Elan Valley road on the day. SN 948658

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 18th August 2018
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 at 2pm, back about 3.30pm..

Birds and Broadleaves

Birds and Broadleaves
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 19th August 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Ken Perry for a guided 6.5 mile walk around Llethyr Melyn and Penygarreg.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

Join Ken Perry for a guided 6.5 mile walk around Llethyr Melyn and Penygarreg looking at the restoration of heathland and natural woodland expansion in this area. Plus the opportunity to take stock of the amazing views above Y Foel. A steep climb. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre SN 928646.

Archery Taster Session

Archery Taster Session
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 19th August 2018
Cost: £5 per person
Location: Elan Village Green
Hour long archery sessions at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. £5 per person.

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

Hour long sessions to try your hand at archery, £5 per person, minimum age 8, please wear long sleeves.

Meet at Elan Village Green.

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance - please go to www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk. If you require further information please call 01597 811143.

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 21st August 2018
Location: Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley
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. No unaccompanied children please.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby. Held between 2pm and 3.30pm.

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