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: 30th May 2019
Cost: £5 for adults and £1 for those aged 16 and under, cash payments only.
Location: Penbont car park, Elan Valley
Dam Open Day, turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm. Please note new pricing details.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our Dam Open Days - a chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam & up to the central tower.

Park at Penbont car park & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 1pm & 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.

Entry: £5 adults, £1 for those aged 16 and under with half of all proceeds going to our chosen charity - WaterAid. Please note that we can only accept cash, no cards.

Bushcraft Taster Session

Bushcraft Taster Session
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 31st May 2019
Cost: £10 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects such as knife skills, foraging, & natural cordage to name a few.

These sessions will be led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided.

Minimum age 12 years. No unaccompanied children please.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£10 per person, payable in advance.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, until about 4pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Pont ar Elan Show 2019

Pont ar Elan Show 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 1st June 2019
Location: Pont ar Elan SN 903716
Annual Dog Show

Contact(s): Tudor Davies
Tel: 01597 811299

1pm Annual Dog Show with Hounds, Terriers and Lurcher rings plus class for whippets, spaniels, sheepdogs and any other breed dog and child handler class.
Refreshments on Site
Ring Secretary, Tudor Davies on 01597 811299 for more details

Paint your own Jewellery Workshop

Paint your own Jewellery Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st June 2019
Cost: £20 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come and paint your own earring and pendant set on wood or hand crafted clay with local artist A.K. Skipsey.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come and paint your own earring and pendant set on wood or hand crafted clay with local artist A.K. Skipsey. All materials provided.

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

Two sessions available: 10am - 12.30pm and 1pm - 3.30pm.

Please call 01597 810880 to book your place.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2nd June 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including Nant y Gro Dam - used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including the remains of Nant y Gro Dam which was used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid.

There is a steep climb of 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 4th June 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Nantgwyllt, Blaen-Coel, Henfron
4 mile walk Nantgwyllt, Blaen-Coel, Henfron led by Mary Connelly

Contact(s): Mary Connelly
Tel: 01597 810299
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Rhayader Running Club 5k Series

Rhayader Running Club 5k Series
Time: 6:30 pm
Date: 5th June 2019
Location: Caban Coch Dam Car Park
Rhayader Running Club 5k Series

Contact(s): Rhayader Running Club

6.30pm. Third & final part of the 5k Series 2019 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/5KPage.html
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park

Free Machine Embroidery using Dissolvables

Free Machine Embroidery using Dissolvables
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 8th June 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Discover the uses of dissolvables to create 3D effects in free machine embroidery.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

Local textile artist, Bronwen Jenkins, will guide you through the many ways in which dissolvables can be used in free machine embroidery.
Please bring a sewing machine together with a suitable foot.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of homemade soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking .
Places are limited to 4.

Watercolour Landscapes For Beginners

Watercolour Landscapes For Beginners
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 9th June 2019
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
David Ward will guide you on your journey to learning new and essential techniques on this watercolour workshop.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A workshop ideal for beginners. Local artist and qualified tutor David Ward will guide you every step of the way on your journey to learning new and essential techniques for the watercolourist.

Places are limited so please book in advance. Held between 10am and 4pm.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact 01597 810880 to book.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Monks Trod: Pont ar Elan to Abbey Cwm Hir

Monks Trod: Pont ar Elan to Abbey Cwm Hir
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 9th June 2019
Location: Meeting point given upon booking
An energetic 12.5 mile portion of the Monks Trod walk

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

A joint event with Brecon Beacons Park Society. Led by Dilys Harlow and Andrew Leonard, follow this energetic 12.5 mile portion of the Monks Trod along paths, tracks and minor roads following a route that linked the medieval monasteries of Mid Wales. £5 donation towards transport required. To book your place, call 01597 810449 or email info@elanvalleytrust.org

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