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 2017/2018 Events Guide here: English | Cymraeg

Birdwatching Safari

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area.

Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

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Walking and Talking about Ancient Trees

Join Ray Woods on a short and easy walk to look at some very special ancient trees that can be found in the Elan Valley.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Wild Writing Workshop

Led by award winning screenwriter Peter Cox - expand the horizons of your creative writing by taking inspiration from the dramatic Elan Valley Landscape.

No experience necessary, just a burning desire to tell a wild story.

Places are limited so please book on advance. £20 per person, payable in advance.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Please call Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

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Birdwatching Safari

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area.

Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

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Dawn Chorus

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day!

Set your alarm clocks and join a local bird expert for a stroll through Cnwch woodland discovering birdsong.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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5k Series

6.30pm  First of the 5k Series organised by Rhayader Running Club. 
1 mile children's race starting at 7pm
and the 5k race starting at 7.30pm
For more information go to  www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5km.php
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park

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Woodland Birds

Morning Event  :  Join experienced bird watcher Janice Vincett for a stroll through the woodlands around Pen y Garreg to spot and identify the birds around.
P
lease bring binoculars if you have them
M
eet at 9am at Penbont car park,  SN 916674

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An Introduction to Coloured Pencil Art

Discover the world of coloured pencils and learn how to create your own detailed and colourful art.

This is a 'hands on' workshop designed to give a good understanding of techniques, materials used, and how these may be applied to your favourite subject matter.

Led by local artist Dave Richards.

Places are limited, so please book in advance. £30 per person, payable in advance.

Please call Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

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Advanced Navigation

10am - 3pm.  Join Terry Smith a Mid Wales Orienteering Club Member for a hands-on day of map and compass reading.  Following on from last years workshop spend the day developing the practical elements of orienteering out on the Estate.   Please dress appropriately for outdoor practical training.  This is a bookable event, please book your place on 01597 810898.  N.B.  There is a beginners navigation workshop being held on Friday 8th September.  Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre.  

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Birdwatching Safari

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area.

Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

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