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.

Outdoor Activity Days

9.30am-12.30pm
High Trees Challenge
Meet at: Visitor Centre
£20 per person / 1 adult + 2 children £45 / 2 adults + 2 children £55

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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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A SUMMER EVENING STROLL

Starting from Gwaelod y Rhos car park (SN 902 673) up through the woods onto the open hill to see the superb views of the Elan Valley from this aspect.  Sorcha Lewis will be able to share knowledge of the wildlife and history of this area.  This walk is approximately 4 Kilometres with a gradual climb at the start.  Meet at 6.30pm, back around 8.30pm.

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Pet Show

Bring along your pets to our annual Pet Show in the Visitor Centre. Please book in your pets beforehand on 01597 810390. Judging from 2.30pm. Sorry no dogs, ferrets or birds.
 

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Outdoor Activity Days

9.30am-12.30pm
High Trees Challenge
Meet at: Visitor Centre
£20 per person / 1 adult + 2 children £45 / 2 adults + 2 children £55

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Elan Valley Astronomy

From newbies to experienced astronomers, all are invited to join the Elan Valley Astronomy Group at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

The evening will start with an August to September "guide to the skies", followed by a talk on meteors and meteorites.

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Bug Hunt

Become a bug hunter for the afternoon and discover more about the fascinating world of minibeasts. Suitable for all the family. Book now on 01597 810880.  Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Medieval Monks Trod

A 6 mile high-level hill walk with just a 150m ascent, following in the footsteps of the Cistercian Monks. Please book early on 01597 810880.  Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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ELAN VALLEY SHEEPDOG TRIALS

Watch local shepherds compete against each other to find the champion sheepdog.
Marvel at the way the dogs and their handlers manoeuvre sheep through a number of obstacles.
This all day event is held at Frondorddu Farm, Elan Valley, (NGR 948658).
Further information from the Secretary, Eira Edwards on 01597 810721.

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CERRIGLLWYDION POOLS, MONKS TROD & THE OLD WATER COURSE

Join regular walk leader and local shepherd Tudor Davies for this enlightening 9 mile moderately energetic circular walk starting at Graig Goch Dam (NGR 895687) at 10.00am with an expected return by 4.00pm.  Please bring stout footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch.  DOGS ON LEADS PLEASE.  For further information email info@elanvalleytrust.org or call the Estate Office on 01597 810449 or ring Tudor direct on 01597 811299.

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