Featured events

Elan Valley is a place of peace and tranquillity - but it never stops. There is always something to see, whether it is the natural changes of the seasons to organised events within the Estate. We will keep you posted of planned events in this section of the site.

The following is a list of featured events happening at Elan Valley but there is always an upcoming activity for your diary so click through the menu on the left to see everything that may interest you.

Bird Watching Safari

Spend the morning with a Ranger to see the typical birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for the short walks. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

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It's Biodiversity Day!

Celebrate Biodiversity Day by helping us to investigate our moth trap, set the previous evening and have a go at our children's wildlife quiz. A free event for all ages at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. To book call 01597 810880.

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Dambusters Walk

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 40m up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140m climb. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Bird Watching Safari

Spend the morning with a Ranger to see the typical birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for the short walks. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

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Dam Open Day

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - 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.

Park at Penbont car park and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.

The dam will be open between 1pm and 4pm, simply turn up anytime between these hours.

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Dragons and Damsels

A fun afternoon of pond dipping and bug hunts suitable for all the family. Booking is essential, 01597 810880. Meet at Dol y Mynach Lay-By

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Dam Patrol

Join our Dam Inspector on a regular patrol to learn about the history and monitoring of our dams and reserviors. Booking essential 01597 810880.

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Spring Craft Fayre

Handmade jewellery, chocolates, preserves, wildlife and landscape photography, wooden crafts, felted art, up-cycled garden art, paintings, willow basket kits and much more. A great opportunity to experience local craft demonstrations and to do some shopping.

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Bird Watching Safari

Spend the morning with a Ranger to see the typical birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for the short walks. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

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PONT AR ELAN SHOW, Elan Valley

Hound Show, Terrier Show, Lurcher Show, Class for Whippets, Spaniels, Sheepdogs, Any Other Breed Dog, Child Handler.
Dog Racing after the Dog Classes
Refreshments on site. Great Afternoon out in the hills, All Welcome
Postcode LD6 5HS;  NGR 903716,
Contact the Secretary : TUDOR DAVIES on 01597 811299

 

 

 

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