Exhibition: A Closer Look

Beautiful screen prints from local artists Cath Allan and Krysia Bass, with items available for sale.

Open daily at the Visitor Centre.

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Bushcraft Taster Session

This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects such as knife skills, foraging, and natural cordage to name a few.

These sessions will be led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided.

Minimum age 12 years. No unaccompanied children please.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£10 per person, payable in advance.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Pont ar Elan Show 2018

1pm  Annual Dog Show with Hounds, Terriers and Lurcher rings plus class for whippets, spaniels, sheepdogs and any other breed dog and child handler class.
Refreshments on Site
Ring Secretary, Tudor Davies on 01597 811299 for more details.

2 Dydd Sadwrn – Sioe Pont ar Elan

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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.

2 Dydd Sadwrn – Taith Gerdded y Dambusters

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Water, Rocks and Hills in the Watercolour Landscape

Beginners or more experienced can benefit and learn from many tried and tested techniques to create an exciting Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape.

This workshop by local artist and qualified tutor, David Ward, is ideal for beginners.

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.

3 Dydd Sul – Gweithdy Tirlun Dyfrlliw

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5k Series

6.30pm  Third & final part of the 5k Series 2018 organised by Rhayader Running Club.
1 mile children's race starting at 7pm
and the 5k race starting at 7.30pm
For more information go to  www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5km.php
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park

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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.

9 Dydd Sul – Gweithdy Ysgrifennu Creadigol

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Planetarium Show: Our Sun

Join Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth and be taken on an exciting planetarium journey of our nearest star, the Sun.

You will have the opportunity to observe the Sun through their specialised solar telescopes.

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

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

9 Dydd Sadwrn – Sioe Blanetariwm: Ein Haul Ni

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Bird Walk - Birds and Their Young

Join local bird watcher Tony Ware on a walk through RSPB Carngafallt woodlands by the Visitor Centre.

Bring binoculars and wear appropriate clothing/footwear.

For further details please ring 07772 792722.

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Coloured and Graphite Pencils Tonal Value Workshop

This workshop covers both coloured and graphite pencils and is designed to give a good understanding of techniques, materials used, and how these may be applied to your favourite subject matter.

The main emphasis will be on the importance of tonal value in producing well balanced and engaging drawings. Aspects of picture composition, colour relationships and form will be explored.

It is suitable for beginners and those with some drawing experience. Artist quality materials are supplied for use at the workshop, and participant numbers are limited to 6.

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What's that Bee?

What's That Bee?

Take a short walk along the Elan Valley Trail with Janice Vincett to discover what bees are buzzing around and how to identify them. Meet at Caban Coch car park SN 924645.

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Wood for the Trees

A walk through Cnwch wood with our woodland Ranger looking at trees and their properties.

Meet at the Visitor Centre for a leisurely stroll through Cnwch wood.

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Celtic Constellations

Find out about the mythology around Celtic Constellations.  David Williams, producer of the Celtic Constellations star chart, will provide his interpretation of the constellations. 

As one of only three internationally dark sky accredited areas in Wales, the Elan Valley offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the night sky. 

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Village Tour

Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

23 Mehefin
Dydd Sadwrn -  Taith y Pentref

2-3.30yp.  Dysgwch am hanes argae Caban Coch, pentref y gweithwyr ac hanesion eraill ar y daith gerdded un filltir hawdd yma.


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Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Discovering Dragons

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Discovering Dragons

Join Sorcha and Janice Local Wildlife Guides to celebrate “National Insect Week”. You will have the opportunity to learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species. Bring your camera for pictures and suitable clothing/sun cream/insect repellent. Meet at Llanerch y Cawr car park SN 901616.

24 Mehefin
Dydd Sul – Gwyfynod Hudolus, Gwenyn Prydferth a Darganfod Dreigiau

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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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