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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An Introduction to Birdsong

A chance for absolute beginners and novices to learn about birdsong, exploring a range of habitats and investigating some of the technology available to help.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

20 Dydd Sul – Cyflwyniad i Ganeuon Adar

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Bird Walk - Woodland Birds

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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The Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape

A workshop ideal for beginners. Local artist and qualified tutor David Ward will guide you every step of the way on your journey to learning new and essential techniques for the watercolourist.

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.

20 Dydd Sul – Tirlun Dyfrlliwiau Cwm Elan

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5k Series

6.30pm  Second 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

23 Dydd Mercher –Rhedwyr Rhaeadr Cyfres 5k

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Powys Ramblers Walk

Shirley and Emlyn Williams of Powys Ramblers will lead an 8.5 mile moderate circular walk from the Elan Village, via Coed y Cefn, Glyn Bridge, and Carn Gafallt Common. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at the Elan Village Green SN 935654.

26 Dydd Sadwrn – Taith Gerdded Crwydrwyr Powys

10yb.  Fe fydd Shirley ac Emlyn Williams yn arwain taith gerdded gylchog gymedrol o 8.5 milltir ar hyd Coed y Cefn, Pont Glyn, a Chomin Carn Gafallt.  Man cyfarfod ar Lawnt Pentref Elan.

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Spring 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.

26 Dydd Sadwrn a 27 Dydd Sul – Ffair Grefft y Gwanwyn

10yb-4yp.  Fe fydd ein Canolfan Ymwelwyr dan ei sang gyda chrefftwyr lleol ac arlunwyr yn cynnig gemwaith cartref, celf o fywyd gwyllt, crefftiau pren, lluniau, arddangosfeydd crefft, cynnyrch wedi’i ailgylchu, a chrefftiau traddodiadol Cymreig.

 

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The Gwesyn and the Claerwen

Guided Walk led by Tudor Davies
A 9 mile energetic linear hill walk from Abergwesyn to Llannerch y Cawr.  Follow the Gwesyn Valley up to Drygarn Fawr into the Rhiwnant Valley to Llannerch y Cawr. Start at Llannerch y Cawr car park (SN 901616) where transport will be provided. Booking is required. Call 01597 810449 or email info@elanvalleytrust.org

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Howey Hedgehog Rescue

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.

27 Dydd Sul – Achub Draenogod Howey

11yb-3yp.   Golwg tu ôl i’r llenni gydag Elaine a Nigel i ddarganfod sut maen nhw’n mynd ati i achub draenogod.  Dysgwch sut i ofalu amdanynt a sut i wella ein gerddi ar gyfer bywyd gwyllt.

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Powys Ramblers Walk

Graham Taylor of Powys Ramblers will lead a family friendly morning walk taking in the Dambusters Dam from the Visitor Centre. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Lunch can be taken at the Visitor Centre if wished. Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646.

29 Dydd Mawrth – Taith Gerdded Crwydrwyr Powys

10yb.  Fe fydd Graham Taylor yn arwain taith gerdded yn y bore sy’n addas ar gyfer y teulu oll i Argae’r Dambusters o’r Ganolfan Ymwelwyr.  Man cyfarfod yn y Ganolfan Ymwelwyr.

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High Ropes Challenge

Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.

You don’t need experience or to be super fit, however you must be over 1.4m tall, have a waist of less than 43” and be able to climb a rope ladder.

You will also need transport, stout shoes and appropriate clothing.

All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

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Kayaking on the Reservoir

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Minimum age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case!

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

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Tadpole Toddle

Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6.

We will also take a toddle to our own small pond in the grounds of the Visitor Centre.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

29 Dydd Mawrth – Trotian Penbyliaid

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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.

Book by calling 01597 810880.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby.

31 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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