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.


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Grŵp Celf Rhaeadr

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Creative Writing Workshop

Taking inspiration from the wild Elan landscape, join award winning local writer Peter Cox for an enjoyable ‘no experience necessary’ workshop that will stretch your creative muscles.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£20 per person, payable in advance.

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

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Wildlife Tracking - Please note date change from 23rd September

Join our Ranger team for a walk in the woods looking for signs and clues of the wildlife that lives in the Elan Valley and how to find them.

Meet at Penbont car park.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

No unaccompanied children please.

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Walk along the Monks’ Trod : FULLY BOOKED


A repeat of the special linear walk along the Monks’ Trod with the Brecon Beacons Park Society and the Elan Valley Trust, second chance to take part

Follow the route of the monks from Strata Florida across the uplands of the Elan Valley with guest leader Andrew Leonard on this 12 mile walk.

Meet at Pont ar Elan at 9.00am for a lift to Strata Florida. The walk will finish around 5.00pm. Ascent 400m (1312ft).
GR SN 902715 OS map Explorer 200

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Fungi Fascination

A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Autumn 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.

Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table.

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Dark Skies Day

Everyone’s invited to our Dark Sky Day at the Visitor Centre!
We will have a number of events as well as a Dark Sky Exhibition showcasing the images from in and round the Estate as well as the wider world. Plus representatives from the fantastic Faulkes Telescope Project will be joining us, to explain about the project and illuminate the differences in the skies of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Keep an eye on this page as more events will be added!



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Powys Ramblers Walk

Peter Loughran of Powys Ramblers will lead a 7.5 mile moderate circular walk around Carn Gafallt and Coed y Mynach from the Visitor Centre.  Some tarmac walking on quiet lanes. Some climbs involved. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring packed lunch. Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646.

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Planetarium Show: The Constellations

Ever wanted to make sense of the wonderful array of stars in our sky? Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth will help you to join the dots and learn about the origins of the well-known constellations.

Whether you are new to star gazing or simply curious this will enhance your knowledge about what’s up there!

Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.

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Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts

Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween, with spooky face painting also available!

No unaccompanied children please.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£5 per child.

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