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.

Download the 2017/2018 Events Guide here: English | Cymraeg

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

Rhayader Art Group return by popular demand to showcase their collective local talent.

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Wild Writing Workshop

Led by award winning screenwriter Peter Cox - expand the horizons of your creative writing by taking inspiration from the dramatic Elan Valley landscape.

No experience necessary, just a burning desire to tell a wild story.

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

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

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Wacky Welsh Landscapes

Come and paint a scene of the beautiful Elan Valley in Amanda Skipsey's vibrant style.

Places are limited, so please book in advance. £30 per person, payable in advance.

All materials provided.

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

 

 

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Introduction to Rotary Cutting for Patchwork and Quilting

Learn how to use a rotary cutter to strip cut fabric for patchwork.

Learn lots of tricks for accurate cutting and piecing.

There will not be a finished piece to take home, just lots pf practice!

Led by Valerie Lymer, a local textile artist.

Places are limited so please book in advance. £15 per person, payable in advance.

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

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Fungi Fascination

A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Wildlife Tracking

Join our Ranger Team at Dol Y Mynach Layby to learn all about the Elan Valley Wildlife and where to find it and the signs it leaves behind.

Review the footage from our wildlife cameras which have been out on the estate since April.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

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Wonder of Wool

Morning Event  : It is NATIONAL WOOL WEEK; would you like to have a go at felting some wool from fleeces shorn off the sheep found on these hills and see how easy it is to create your own wool art?  This is a half day workshop to introduce you to some of the techniques for felting natural fleece.
Cost of £5.50 per person to cover materials.
Please book your place in advance on 01597 810880

 

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Moth Leaf-Miners

Afternoon Event  :  Join Elan Valley Trust Trustee and Brecknock Moth Recorder Dr Norman Lowe to discover the world of moth leaf-miners.  Investigate which moth leaf-miners there are on the Estate and understand the different patterns created by individual types of moth.
Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre

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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 reservoirs.

Booking essential 01597 810880.

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