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.    

An Introduction to Birdsong

An Introduction to Birdsong
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 20th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A chance for absolute beginners and novices to learn about birdsong, exploring a range of habitats.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A chance for absolute beginners and novices to learn about birdsong, exploring a range of habitats and investigating some of the technology available to help.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre at 9.30am, back about 1pm.

Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

An Introduction to Birdsong

An Introduction to Birdsong
Time: 9:30 pm
Date: 20th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
An Introduction to Birdsong 9.30am - 1pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre 01597 810880

A chance for absolute beginners and novices to learn about birdsong, exploring a range of habitats and investigating some of the technology available to help.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

The Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape

The Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th May 2018
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A workshop ideal for beginners. Local artist and qualified tutor David Ward will guide you every step of the way on your journey

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 the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

The Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape

The Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
The Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape 10am - 4pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre 01597 810880

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.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

5k Series

5k Series
Time: 6:30 pm
Date: 23rd May 2018
Location: Caban Coch Dam car park
5k Series - 6.30pm Registration

Contact(s): Rhayader Running Club

6.30pm Second Part of the 5k Series 2018 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/5km.php
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park

Spring Craft Fayre

Spring Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 26th May 2018 - 27th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

Open between 10am and 4pm.

Spring Craft Fayre

Spring Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 26th May 2018 - 27th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Spring Craft Fayre 10am - 4pm

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

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

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.

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