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.
Wed 1 Jul to Wed 30 Sep / 10.00am - 4.00pm
Rhayader Art group have named this year's Exhibition, "Reflections".
'We have named this exhibition - "Reflections" - these are much more than just the mirror images we may see in the lakes of the Elan Valley.
All things we see in the natural world around us are the reflections of the sun's light from the objects before us, these fill our view of the world with light and colour.
Reflections are also present in the mind and add thoughts, impressions, feelings, mood and observations to the colour and light around us.
Sat 5 Sep to Sun 13 Sep / 09:00
Sat 5 Sep / 6.30 pm
Astro Ranger Les Fry leads this evenings Dark Skies walk through our Galaxy.
In a roughly one hour circular walk, you'll be guided along encountering a number of the majestic sights that our "Milky Way" Galaxy has to offer. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers during our galactic odyssey, but would advise that due to the "technical nature" of the encounters, this walk and talk would not really be suitable for under 9yr olds.
Sat 5 Sep / 10am
Another walk with local shepherd Tudor Davies who leads this 8 mile walk with breathtaking views over the Elan and Wye Valleys together with a visit to the Lluest Cwmbach Bothy. Meet at 10.00am at Pont ar Elan (NGR 903716) for this moderately energetic hill walk with an expected return by 4.00pm. Please bring stout footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch. DOGS ON LEADS PLEASE.
Sun 6 Sep / 10am
Again Tudor Davies will lead this moderately strenuous 9 mile hill walk which will start at 10.00am from the Elan Valley Visitor Centre (NGR 928646). The walk will pass through enclosed farmland before reaching the open moor with magnificent views of the Elan Valley. Return is estimated for 4.00pm and walkers should wear stout footwear, waterproofs and bring a packed lunch. DOGS ON LEADS PLEASE.
Sun 6 Sep / 10am - 12noon
A gentle 3 mile walk following the line of the old railway from the Visitor Centre to Cwmdauddwr, looking at historical features of interest along the way. A lift back to the Visitor Centre will be available afterwards.
Mon 7 Sep / 9am
Elan Valley Trustee, Andrew Leonard leads this energetic 14 mile hill walk which will visit the five disused mineral mines on the Elan Estate. The walk will start at 9.00am from Nantgwyllt Car Park (NGR 909638) and will return by 5.00pm. Dogs on leads please. Further information : email email@example.com or telephone the Elan Estate Office on 01597 810449 or Andrew direct on 01874 620186.
ELAN VALLEY TRUST EVENT
Tue 8 Sep / 2pm - 3:30pm
An easy 1-mile walk, taking in the history of the Caban Coch Dam and the workers’ village.
Wed 9 Sep / 10am - 2:30pm
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 Visitor Centre.
Thu 10 Sep / 2pm - 5pm
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.