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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.    

Evening Talk on a "Shepherds Life"

Evening Talk on a "Shepherds Life"
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 4th September 2017
Location: Elan Valley Hotel, Elan Valley
Evening Talk on a Shepherds Life

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

Join Guest Speaker and local shepherd, Erwyd Howells, for this recollection and insight into a Shepherds Life around the Cambrian Mountains including the Elan Valley.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 5th 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

Nantmel, walk to Llyn-barried Hall
2.5 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.

Railway Ramble Part 1

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 5th September 2017
Location: Starts at Craig Goch Dam car park
A 6 mile walk following the line of the old railway from Craig Goch Dam to the Visitor Centre, looking at features of interest

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A 6 mile walk following the line of the old railway from Craig Goch Dam to the Visitor Centre, looking at historical features of interest along the way.

Meet at Craig Goch Dam car park at 10am, back about 1.30pm. A lift back to collect vehicles will be available afterwards.

PART TWO : Walking & Naming the Streams of the Valley

PART TWO : Walking & Naming the Streams of the Valley
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 5th September 2017
Location: Meet at Craig Goch Dam car park, Elan Valley, SN 895687
Moderate 5 mile guided walk into the hidden valleys around Esgair Beddau

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

Day Walk, Join Tudor Davies for part two, a moderate 5 mile excursion head into the hidden valleys around Esgair Beddau, discovering and naming the streams and brooks of the area plus stop by one of the estates rain gauges. Some rough ground walking.
Bring a packed lunch.

Railway Ramble Part 2

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th September 2017
Location: Starts at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A gentle 3 mile walk following the line of the old railway from the Visitor Centre to Cwmdauddwr

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A gentle 3 mile walk following the line of the old railway from the Visitor Centre to Cwmdauddwr, looking at historical features of interest along the way. A lift back to the Visitor Centre will be available afterwards. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 10am, back about 12 noon.

Dambusters Walk

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 7th September 2017
Location: Starts from 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 Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

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.

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