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.
Llun 24 Rhag / 10 am - 2 pm
Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a gift.
Contact 01597 810880. £5 per child.
Iau 27 Rhag / 10am - 1pm
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 40metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb.
Meet at the Visitor Centre.
Sad 5 Ion / 7.15am onwards for Registration
Annual Walking (or running) CHALLENGE EVENT held across OPEN AND CHALLENGING UPLAND TERRAIN in and around the Elan and Claerwen Valleys.
The route is waymarked in parts but MAP READING SKILLS ARE REQUIRED.
Either 13 or 20 mile courses are available. Entry Fee & Kit Check apply.
Start Times : 8.30am for 20 mile route Walkers; and 9.00am for 13 mile route and ALL RUNNERS on both routes.
Sul 24 Chwef / 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm
Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth.
We will try to put the Solar System into perspective and present some interesting facts about various moons and planets. Plus we will cover some of the recent research by planetary scientists and what it tells us about the Solar System.
Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.
Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.
Sad 2 Maw / Registration from 10.00am
Rhayader Round the Lakes
20m/5m & Kids Race
Organised by Rhayader Running Club
More details go to www.rhayaderac.org.uk/roundthelakes/index.php
Registration takes place in Rhayader Leisure Centre
For the kids race, please register at Rhayader Primary School before 10.50am
For both Senior races, registration to be completed by 12.30pm in the main hall of the Leisure Centre.