Harvest time on the farm

It's been a really busy time on the farm. The sheep have been shorn making it a lot cooler for them, not so cool for poor Martin and Tom the shearers though!

We have made five fields worth of round bale silage, which has been wrapped and stacked. Look out for the pink and purple bales. The special coloured wrap - pink supports breast cancer charities and the purple childrens charities.

Today we are mowing and gathering the pit silage. The tractors and trailers are going for it as we have to get it all done before the weather breaks. The grass is collected and tipped into the silage pit, where it is covered until we need to start feeding the livestock in late winter.

Happy Bank Holiday

Happy Bank holiday all!

We are having the most beautiful weather!

Just a few local events listed below for you all to have a look at.

Hay Festival - Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the Hay Festival brings together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders.Thu 25 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017


Dam Patrol at Elan Valley Join our Dam Inspector on a regular patrol to learn about the history and monitoring of our dams and reservoirs. Booking essential on 01597 810880. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre (Grid reference SN 928646) at 9.30am, back about 1pm. Sat 2 May 2017


Knighton Farmers Market at Knighton Community Hall Sat 27 May 2017


Spring Craft Fayre at Elan Valley Our Visitor Centre is packed with over 20 local crafters and artists offering; handmade jewellery, wildlife photographs, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, willow basket making, up-cycled garden art and much more! Sat 27 - Sun 28 May 2017


Howey Hedgehog Rescue at Elan Valley Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue. Learn how to care for our prickly hogs and how to improve our gardens for wildlife. At the Visitor Centre from 11am - 3pm. Sun 28 May 2017

Take on the Trod at Elan Valley Estate  18 mile guided walk from Strata Florida to Rhayader

Sun 28 May 2017


Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships at Llanwrtyd Wells - In or near Llanwrtyd Wells (18 miles, 29 km) - Sun 28 May 2017


Birds and Broadleaves at Elan Valley Estate- Guided 6.5 mile walk in the Elan Valley looking at the restoration of broadleaves and natural woodland expansion in this area. - Mon 29 May 201711:00


Dragons and Damsels at Elan Valley

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential - only 20 places available. 01597 810880. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby (Grid reference SN 904617). No unaccompanied children please. Tue 30 May 2017


Dam Open Day at Elan Valley - Join our Rangers at one of our 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. Wed 31 May 2017

Dambusters Walk at Elan Valley 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 Sat 3 Jun 2017

Pont Ar Elan Show at Elan Valley. Sat 3 Jun 2017

Presteigne Farmers Market at Presteigne/Llanandras Sat 3 Jun 2017

Knighton Farmers Market at Knighton Community Hall


Sunday 3rd June - Penybont Tractor run, BBQ and sports - The Ddole, Penybont


Events at the Elan Valley this weekend...

Wildlife Tracking - Spring at Elan Valley

Join our Ranger Team to learn all about the Elan Valley Wildlife and where to find it and the signs it leaves behind, also help us pick suitable locations for our wildlife cameras and come back to review our footage in the autumn. Sun 9 Apr 2017

Easter Egg Scramble at Elan Valley - An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around the Visitor Centre and Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg! 50p per child. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre anytime between 10am and 4pm. - Fri 14 - Mon 17 Apr 2017