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.

From Wales with Love - Amanda Skipsey

Amanda celebrates her love of Wales in her latest exhibition, with many new paintings alongside her Funky Love and fused glass jewellery. Open from 10am until 4.30pm at the Visitor Centre.

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Elan Valley Astronomy

 

Moon Watch

Join our astronomers at the Visitor Centre to observe the Moon and Jupiter. If you have them, bring your telescope or binoculars and tripod and smartphone to take away your magnified lunar images. If the weather is poor, we will still meet in the Visitor Centre for an astronomy evening (check website for further details)

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Archaeology and the Welsh Landscape Radnorshire and Breconshire

An  Illustrated talk by senior investigating archaeologist David Leighton,

 Royal Commission on Historic and Ancient Monuments (Aberystwyth)

 To be followed by a light tea

Wednesday 29th April at 2.30pm

 Elan Valley Visitor Centre

Members of the public welcome

Donations on the day to cover costs

 pre-booking essential to 01874 676225  by 22nd April

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Dawn Chorus

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day. Set your alarm clocks early and join a local bird expert for a stroll through Cnwch woodland discovering birdsong.  Our Café will be open upon return. Meet at the Visitor Centre and to book a place call 01597 810880.

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Bird Watching Safari

Spend the morning with a Ranger to see the typical birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for the short walks. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

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Howey Hedgehog Resue

Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a Hedgehog rescue. Learn how to care for our prickly hog and how to improve our gardens for wildlife.

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Bird Watching Safari

Spend the morning with a Ranger to see the typical birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for the short walks. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

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Bird Watching Safari

Spend the morning with a Ranger to see the typical birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for the short walks. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

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It's Biodiversity Day!

Celebrate Biodiversity Day by helping us to investigate our moth trap, set the previous evening and have a go at our children's wildlife quiz. A free event for all ages at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. To book call 01597 810880.

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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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