Mon 18 Aug to Sun 31 Aug / From 10am to 4:30pm
Rhayader Art Group presents a new exhibition of their artwork inspired by the study of varied flora and fauna, and the local countryside and its customs. It includes paintings and drawings in a variety of media and styles. Members will be demonstrating their skills during the exhibition. All original works, together with cards and prints will be for sale. Open from 10am until 4.30pm at the Visitor Centre.
Wed 20 Aug / From 10am to 4pm
Come and find the RSPB at Elan Valley Visitor Centre to start your own magical quest into the depths of the RSPB Carngafallt reserve and Dŵr Cymru Elan Valley estate to discover the delights nature has to offer. The RSPB will be providing Nature Quest backpacks, allowing families to seek out and identify magical trees, birds and minibeasts. On return questers will be honoured for their efforts with a special reward given by the RSPB staff onsite. We’ll be based by the Visitor Centre, so come and find us between 10am – 4pm.
Fri 22 Aug / From 1pm to 4pm
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. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam wall – 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.
The dam will be open between 1pm and 4pm, simply turn up anytime between these hours.
Sat 23 Aug / From 9.30am to 5:30pm
This is a strenuous 16 mile hill walk led by a Trustee of the Elan Valley Trust and experienced hill walker Andrew Leonard. A circular walk along some paths but also areas of bog and tussock in the uplands to the south of the Claerwen Valley.
Meet at Llannerch y Cawr Car Park (NGR 901616) at 9.30am with an expected return of 5.30pm. Please bring stout footwear, waterproof clothing and a packed lunch. NO DOGS please. Organised jointly with the Brecon Beacons Park Society.
Sat 23 Aug / From 2pm to 4pm
Like the amazing world of trees, we ourselves have an inner strength, life force, wisdom and mode for replenishment and regrowth, that we can know more about and optimise. Holistic Health Practitioner Diane Millbery BSc (Hons), Dip P.C, NSpH, THY&R offers you a 2 hour workshop helping you to discover and explore your 'potential' and inner resources. (An interactive session determined by you).... 2. OR Like the world of Nature, we ourselves are also looking to harmonise, balance and replenish. The human's potential for regrowth, balance and wisdom is there within.
Sun 24 Aug / From 2pm to 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 WWII Dambusters Raid). There is a steep climb of 40m up the steps to the top of the dam, followed by a very steep 140m climb. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.
Thu 28 Aug / From 2pm to 4pm
A fun afternoon of pond dipping and bug hunts suitable for all the family. Booking is essential, so call us on 01597 810880.
Sat 30 Aug / TBC
Hereford and District Preservation Society display their restored historic engines at the Visitor Centre and provide a free tour of our large World War II engine which they are restoring.
Sat 30 Aug / 9-5
All in aid of The Princes Trust Charity, a full day of entertainment and activities for the whole family including; Bouncy Castle, Craft Stalls, Mini Fete, Cycle Doctor, High Rope sessions etc.
Sun 31 Aug / From 8.00pm til late
This evening event is lead by Radnorshire Mammal Group Co-ordinator, Sorcha Lewis. Search the night for our nocturnal wildlife using bat detectors, moth traps and trail cameras : learn some techniques to discover what you may have lurking in your garden!.
Meet Sorcha at 8.00pm until late near the toilets in the Elan Village (NGR 932648) for this gentle walk. Please bring warm clothes, stout footwear, a torch and insect repellent. NO DOGS please.