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 2016/2017 Events Guide here: English | Cymraeg

Nature Journaling Workshop

Keeping a nature journal is a great way to observe, record and appreciate the natural world around us. It can be a meditative experience and teaches you to become more mindful and contemplative; to reconnect with nature and the outdoors. The act of drawing gives us time to focus on things and really see them. This one day workshop will run through the seasons and you will learn drawing and painting techniques with different media and demos, to create your journals and get out into nature to explore. The tutor is Claire Ward who is a local artist.

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Bird Watching Safari

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. 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.

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Astronomy Watch : Mercury

See the transit of Mercury across the Sun. Safely observe this event through Hydrogen Alpha and White light telescopes at the Visitor Centre. If cloudy, we'll link into web feeds around the world.

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5k Series

6.30pm  First of the 5k Series 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  
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park

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Woodland Birds

Enjoy a stroll through the woodland with experienced bird watcher Janice Vincett to find our native and recently arrived migrant bird species.
Please bring binoculars if you have them
Meet at 9am at Penbont car park
Booking advisable on 01597 810449

 

 

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Colour and Texture in Machine Embroidery

Bronwen Jenkins will show you how to use your sewing machine to create a small picture – landscape, rocks, bark etc. Interesting texture and colour effects can be achieved reasonably easily. Some experience of free machine embroidery useful, but not essential. ‘Fancy’ machine not necessary – basic is fine.

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

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Bird Watching Safari

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. 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.

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Biodiversity Week

Sat 21 May to Sun 29 May
/ 09.30 - 13.00hrs

Join one of our Bird Watching events during this week to learn more about Biodiversity in our Valley.

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Gorllwyn and Drygarn Fawr

Join Elan Valley Trustee, Andrew Leonard, on his final guided walk.  This 12.5 mile strenuous walk will take in the varied terrain in the Elenydd, including Drygarn Fawr the highest point on the Elan Estate.  Concludes with an optional celebratory visit to the Llannerch y Cawr Longhouse. 
A joint walk with the Brecon Beacons Park Society.
Meet at 9.30am Llannerch y Cawr car park SN 901616

 

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Bird Watching Safari

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. 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.

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