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

Exhibition: Artists in Residence

Sun 1 May to Thu 30 Jun
/ 10.00am - 16.00hrs

See the Elan Valley through the eyes of artists taking residence at Pen y Garreg. A Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Arts Council Wales collaboration. The artists use a variety of art mediums and have created a simple photo display of some of their inspirations. A book has also been created to display their works in development.

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Silver Jewellery Workshop

This workshop is led by Joy Powell, a local silver jewellery designer/maker & teacher.

Spend the day learning traditional silver jewellery-making techniques and leave with your own unique finished pieces.

No previous experience necessary. All tools and materials provided.

Places are limited so please book in advance. £60 per person, payable in advance, plus materials cost approximately £5- £20, payable on the day.

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Crazy about Coronation Meadows

Join local wildlife guide and farmer Sorcha Lewis to discover the beauty of the Elan Valley hay meadows.  Visit Radnor County's Coronation Meadow whilst learning about pollination, seed dispersal and how to create a meadow of your own!  To visit the meadow there is a short walk through the forestry on a steady incline, approximately 5 mile round trip.
Bring suitable clothing, sun cream, insect repellent.
AFTERNOON EVENT (2pm - 5pm) Meet at 2pm at Nantgwyllt Church car park   SN 909639

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Wildflowers - their Folklore and uses

Join Sorcha Lewis to learn about some of the beautiful wild flowers found here in the Elan Valley.  Visit some lovely grassland and see what plants there are as well as what they are used for.
Insect repellent recommended.
EVENING EVENT  :  7pm - 8.30pm.  Meet at Gwaelod y Rhos car park  SN 902673

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Botanical Safari

One of our Rangers leads a botanical safari to learn about the plants and wildflowers of the Elan Valley.

Bring suitable clothing/footwear as there will be short walks. Please book in advance on 01597 810880. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Penglaneinon Farm Sheep Shearing Day

AFTERNOON EVENT (1.30pm - 4pm)
Join the annual sheep shearing where you can witness modern and traditional sheep shearing and wool spinning. 
Learn more about ear tags, earmarks, hefted flocks, tups and wethers.
Refreshments on site
Directions will be signposted on the day,  SN 912627



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All is a flutter and aglow!

Celebrate the wonder of the Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park.
Sorcha Lewis will be on hand to show you how wonderful and exciting the world of bats is and take a look to see the amazing illuminated world of the glow worm.
Please bring torches and insect repellent.
EVENING EVENT  :  Meet at 8pm Nantgwyllt Church car park  SN 909639



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Archaeological Picnic

Bring your picnic for a spot of lunch with the surrounding archaeological landscape explained and highlighted by TRYSOR.
Suitable for ALL THE FAMILY.

Meet for 11am at Pont ar Elan car park  SN 903716

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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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Dragons and Damsels

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential - only 20 places available. 01597 810880. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby.


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