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.

To download a copy of this year’s Events Guide please click on the following links:
English / Cymraeg

Download the 2017/2018 Events Guide here: English | Cymraeg

Exhibition: A Closer Look

Beautiful screen prints from local artists Cath Allan and Krysia Bass, with items available for sale.

Open daily at the Visitor Centre.

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Spring Craft Fayre

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

26 Dydd Sadwrn a 27 Dydd Sul – Ffair Grefft y Gwanwyn

10yb-4yp.  Fe fydd ein Canolfan Ymwelwyr dan ei sang gyda chrefftwyr lleol ac arlunwyr yn cynnig gemwaith cartref, celf o fywyd gwyllt, crefftiau pren, lluniau, arddangosfeydd crefft, cynnyrch wedi’i ailgylchu, a chrefftiau traddodiadol Cymreig.


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The Gwesyn and the Claerwen

Guided Walk led by Tudor Davies
A 9 mile energetic linear hill walk from Abergwesyn to Llannerch y Cawr.  Follow the Gwesyn Valley up to Drygarn Fawr into the Rhiwnant Valley to Llannerch y Cawr. Start at Llannerch y Cawr car park (SN 901616) where transport will be provided. Booking is required. Call 01597 810449 or email info@elanvalleytrust.org

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Howey Hedgehog Rescue

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 hogs and how to improve our gardens for wildlife.

27 Dydd Sul – Achub Draenogod Howey

11yb-3yp.   Golwg tu ôl i’r llenni gydag Elaine a Nigel i ddarganfod sut maen nhw’n mynd ati i achub draenogod.  Dysgwch sut i ofalu amdanynt a sut i wella ein gerddi ar gyfer bywyd gwyllt.

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Powys Ramblers Walk

Graham Taylor of Powys Ramblers will lead a family friendly morning walk taking in the Dambusters Dam from the Visitor Centre. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Lunch can be taken at the Visitor Centre if wished. Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646.

29 Dydd Mawrth – Taith Gerdded Crwydrwyr Powys

10yb.  Fe fydd Graham Taylor yn arwain taith gerdded yn y bore sy’n addas ar gyfer y teulu oll i Argae’r Dambusters o’r Ganolfan Ymwelwyr.  Man cyfarfod yn y Ganolfan Ymwelwyr.

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Tadpole Toddle

Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6.

We will also take a toddle to our own small pond in the grounds of the Visitor Centre.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

29 Dydd Mawrth – Trotian Penbyliaid

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Dam Open Day

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. Turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Park at Penbont car park and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance.

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and in some areas there are low light levels.

Children should be carefully supervised at all times.

Minimum entry £1 for adults and children.

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Dragons and Damsels

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. No unaccompanied children please.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Book by calling 01597 810880.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby.

31 Dydd Iau – Dreigiau a Mursennod

2-3.30yp. Prynhawn hwylus yn pysgota yn y pyllau – addas ar gyfer y teulu oll.  Dim ond 20 lle ar gael.  Dim plant digwmni.  Man cyfarfod yng nghilfan Dôl y Mynach.

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Bushcraft Taster Session

This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects such as knife skills, foraging, and natural cordage to name a few.

These sessions will be led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided.

Minimum age 12 years. No unaccompanied children please.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£10 per person, payable in advance.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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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 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

2 Dydd Sadwrn – Taith Gerdded y Dambusters

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