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: Rhayader Art Group

Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale. Prints and greetings cards also available.

Open daily at the Visitor Centre.

 

Gorffennaf hyd Fedi
Grŵp Celf Rhaeadr

Arddangosfa o dalentau amrywiol a’r gwaith celf unigryw ar werth.  Printiau a chardiau cyfarchion hefyd ar gael.

 

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One Day Spoon Carving Workshop

This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend. Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve.

Learn to carve greenwood spoons using traditional tools. We’ll cover a range of safe carving techniques with axe, straight knife and hook knife. We will look at different types of wood and their properties.

All tools and materials provided. A packed lunch can be provided at additional cost.

Places are limited so please book in advance. £60 per person, payable in advance.

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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.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby.

 

2 Awst
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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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.

 

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Astrocymru: 3D Astronomy and Space

Astrocymru: 3D Astronomy and Space

Join Emma Wride from Astrocymru and learn about Space through a 3D cinematic experience! We will explore the surface of solar system bodies, see the sizes of celestial objects in our Universe, learn about the birth of the Solar System and much more! Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

 

7 Awst
Dydd Mawrth – AstroCymru: Seryddiaeth a’r Gofod mewn 3D
10yb-4yp.  Ymunwch ag Emma Wride o AstroCymru a dysgwch am y gofod trwy brofiad sinematig 3D.

 

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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.

Please call 01597 810880 to book. 

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby.

8 Awst
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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The Three Rivers Walk

Guided Walk led by Tudor Davies
An energetic 10 mile circular hill walk to the heads of the Rhiwnant, Gwesyn and Camarch rivers, passing by Carnau and down Nant Paradwys to Llannerch y Cawr. Start at Llannerch y Cawr car park SN 901616.

Please bring stout footwear, waterproofs, packed lunch including drinks, also sun cream and insect repellent and don't forget your camera and binoculars.

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Powys Ramblers Walk

Richard Tyler of Powys Ramblers will lead an 8 mile moderate circular walk from Penbont car park at Penygarreg Reservoir to Maen Serth. Some boggy bits. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at Penbont car park SN 916674.

11 Awst
Dydd Sadwrn – Taith Gerdded Crwydrwyr Powys

10yb.  Fe fydd Richard Tyler yn arwain taith gerdded 8 milltir o Benpont.  Man cyfarfod ym maes parcio Penbont.

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'Credit cards and cocktail sticks' - fun with oil paints without any brushes

Have a go at oil painting without brushes, with Angela May Lewis, a local artist.

A fun way to create an oil painting on canvas using old credit cards and cocktail sticks. Full guidance given.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

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