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 of the left to see everything that may interest you.

Santa's Grotto

Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre for one weekend. Don’t miss your chance to see him and deliver your Christmas list. Call into the Visitor Centre anytime between 10am and 4pm to meet Santa! Contact 01597 810880 for more information.

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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 WWII Dambusters Raid). There is a steep climb of 40m up the steps to the top of the dam, followed by a very steep 140m climb. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 10am, back about 1pm.

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Reservoir Roundabout

This annual walking and/or running challenge event is held across country in and around the Elan and Claerwen Valleys.  Either 22 or 12 mile courses are available : Entry Fee & kit check apply. Start point Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

For further details and an entry form contact the organiser, Roy Davies, email  roy@elanvalleylodge.co.uk or telephone him on 01597 811143.


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The Rhiwnant Valley & Drygarn Fawr

Blow away the festive cobwebs by joining a Trustee of the Elan Valley Trust and experienced hill walker Andrew Leonard on this energetic 10 mile hill walk to Drygarn Fawr which is the highest point on the Elan Estate and which has been described as "a long wedge shaped oasis of springy heather and rocky knobs adrift in a sea of comfortless tussocky grass".

Meet at Llannerch y Cawr Car Park (NGR 901616) at 10.00am with an expected return of approximately 3.00pm.  

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