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    Events Overview

    Rhayader hosts a variety of events all year round, ranging from Carnival week, Round the lakes races, cycling events, arts exhibitions and many more. However, due to the current restrictions as a result of the Covid pandemic, the events calendar is very limited at this moment in time.

    Please check back shortly for updates.

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    29.03.22 - 04.10.22

    A range of walks on a Tuesday between March 2022 and October 2022. Come and join a fun group exploring Mid Wales.

    It is suggested that walkers carry food and drink and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and the season. For all walks,except where stated differently, please meet at the Leisure Centre Car Park at least 5 minutes before the starting time . Dogs must be kept under close control at all times. Routes alter if weather conditions are inclement or for any other reason at the leader’s discretion. Contact Alan Austin.

    Dark Lane, Rhayader
    07791775612
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    21.05.22 - 22.05.22

    The Smallholding & Countryside Festival is a celebration of rural life with smallholding pursuits at its heart. The weekend-long event is a showcase of the real diversity of the Welsh countryside and a fantastic day out for young families, garden enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in the great outdoors.

    A483, Llanelwedd
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    29.05.22 - 29.05.22

    A Powys Ramblers Event. Join Graham as he leads you on a spectacular and energetic 11-mile walk in the hills of the Elan Valley. This is primarily a moorland walk crossing between Cefn Rhydoldog and Crugyn Ci from the Penbont car-park to the mountain road and Mein-serth.

    Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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    29.05.22 - 29.05.22

    Hour long sessions to try your hand at archery, £15 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/archery/

    If you require further information please call 01597 811143.

    Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
    01597 811143
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    02.06.22 - 02.06.22

    Design the rocket. Build the rocket. Fire the rocket. Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, create and launch your own rocket. Build a rocket out of a pop bottle and watch it fly!£3 per child, booking essential. Children must be supervised.
    Wear weather appropriate clothing as part of the event will be held outside.For more information, contact rangers.elan@dwrcymru.com

    Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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    02.06.22 - 03.06.22

    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.

    Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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    02.06.22 - 02.06.22

    Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.

    Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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    04.06.22 - 04.06.22

    A Powys Ramblers Event. Join Alan as he leads you on a pleasant and scenic four mile walk in the hills of the Claerwen Valley. Walk a steady but gently-inclined forestry track that leads to elevate views of Caban Coch Reservoir. A further short climb leads above the woodland onto a gentle grass path with stunning views over the Claerwen Valley, with a route that falls gently down to the Welsh longhouse and back to the start. Meet at Dol y Mynach Reservoir Car Park SN 900616.

    Book your place here

    Rhayader
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    Rhayader Carnival Week

    09.07.22 - 17.07.22

    Rhayader Carnival is one of the longest running local carnivals in Wales and attracts visitors from all over the world.

    During the week long spectacle, there are a wide range of events that will appeal to all ages and some that will test both your mind and your body!

    The week concludes with the carnival itself which promises to be a colourful display as residents and friends of Rhayader gather for a procession through the town following our residing carnival Queen and visiting Queens from neighbouring towns.

    A great week no matter how the Welsh weather treats us.

    North Street, Rhayader
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    18.07.22 - 21.07.22

    The Royal Welsh Show is set to make its return this year after a two-year break due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Taking place on 18th 21st July 2022, the Society is eager to welcome visitors back to the Showground this summer for its pinnacle event of the year.

    A483, Llanelwedd
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    19.07.22 - 30.08.22

    Join our Rangers at one of our Dam Open Days during the Summer Holidays - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and 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.

    Sessions are available throughout the summer holidays.

    Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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    27.07.22 - 27.07.22

    Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.

    Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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    27.07.22 - 28.07.22

    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.

    Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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    High Ropes Challenge - July copy

    03.08.22 - 10.08.22

    Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.

    Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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    03.08.22 - 11.08.22

    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.

    Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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    06.09.22 - 06.09.22

    A moderate 7 mile walk with one off track grassland section and steep downslope. Starting at Dol y Mynach car park, we walk up the Rhiwnant Valley and make our way to the track heading towards the highest point on the Elan Estate, Drygarn Fawr, at 641m above sea level.

    Rhayader
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    07.09.22 - 07.09.22

    An undulating circular hill walk of some 7.5 miles beginning with a visit to the WWII pillboxes and continuing to the summit cairn and slopes of Y Foel and surrounds. In clear weather the views are spectacular. Please bring a packed lunch. Meet at Coed y Foel Car Park, SN 914645.

    Book your place here

    Rhayader
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    28.11.22 - 29.11.22

    As one of the finest prime stock shows in Europe, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair draws crowds from far and wide to enjoy two-days packed full of competitions, festivities and Christmas shopping.

    After a two year break due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Society was delighted to welcome back visitors to the Showground in November for the return of the Winter Fair.

    We look forward to seeing you at the next Winter Fair being held on 28 – 29 November 2022!

    A483, Llanelwedd