"Reflections" - Rhayader Art Group Exhibition

 Rhayader Art group have named this year's Exhibition, "Reflections".

'We have named this exhibition - "Reflections" - these are much more than just the mirror images we may see in the lakes of the Elan Valley.

All things we see in the natural world around us are the reflections of the sun's light from the objects before us, these fill our view of the world with light and colour.

Reflections are also present in the mind and add thoughts, impressions, feelings, mood and observations to the colour and light around us.

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Dragons and Damsels

A fun afternoon of pond dipping and bug hunts suitable for all the family. Booking is essential, 01597 810880. Meet at Dol y Mynach Lay-By

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Outdoor Activity Days

9.30am-12.30pm
High Trees Challenge
Meet at: Visitor Centre
£20 per person / 1 adult + 2 children £45 / 2 adults + 2 children £55

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A SUMMER EVENING STROLL

Starting from Gwaelod y Rhos car park (SN 902 673) up through the woods onto the open hill to see the superb views of the Elan Valley from this aspect.  Sorcha Lewis will be able to share knowledge of the wildlife and history of this area.  This walk is approximately 4 Kilometres with a gradual climb at the start.  Meet at 6.30pm, back around 8.30pm.

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Pet Show

Bring along your pets to our annual Pet Show in the Visitor Centre. Please book in your pets beforehand on 01597 810390. Judging from 2.30pm. Sorry no dogs, ferrets or birds.
 

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Outdoor Activity Days

9.30am-12.30pm
High Trees Challenge
Meet at: Visitor Centre
£20 per person / 1 adult + 2 children £45 / 2 adults + 2 children £55

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Bug Hunt

Become a bug hunter for the afternoon and discover more about the fascinating world of minibeasts. Suitable for all the family. Book now on 01597 810880.  Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Medieval Monks Trod

A 6 mile high-level hill walk with just a 150m ascent, following in the footsteps of the Cistercian Monks. Please book early on 01597 810880.  Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Elan Valley Astronomy

From newbies to experienced astronomers, all are invited to join the Elan Valley Astronomy Group at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

The evening will start with an August to September "guide to the skies", followed by a talk on meteors and meteorites.

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ELAN VALLEY SHEEPDOG TRIALS

Watch local shepherds compete against each other to find the champion sheepdog.
Marvel at the way the dogs and their handlers manoeuvre sheep through a number of obstacles.
This all day event is held at Frondorddu Farm, Elan Valley, (NGR 948658).
Further information from the Secretary, Eira Edwards on 01597 810721.

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CERRIGLLWYDION POOLS, MONKS TROD & THE OLD WATER COURSE

Join regular walk leader and local shepherd Tudor Davies for this enlightening 9 mile moderately energetic circular walk starting at Graig Goch Dam (NGR 895687) at 10.00am with an expected return by 4.00pm.  Please bring stout footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch.  DOGS ON LEADS PLEASE.  For further information email info@elanvalleytrust.org or call the Estate Office on 01597 810449 or ring Tudor direct on 01597 811299.

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Outdoor Activity Days

9.30am-12.30pm
High Trees Challenge
Meet at: Visitor Centre
£20 per person / 1 adult + 2 children £45 / 2 adults + 2 children £55

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WaterAid Awareness Day

Find out what WaterAid does in developing countries to provide safe drinking water and sanitation - and how you can get involved. All money raised on site goes to support projects in Uganda. Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

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MARVELLOUS MEADOWS EVENT

Join local wildlife guide and farmer Sorcha Lewis who will show you the beauty of the Elan Valley Hay meadows.  There will be an opportunity to create your own mini meadow to take home made with local seeds.  Learn about pollination, seed dispersal and how to create a meadow of your own.  Cost of £2 per tray to cover materials.  PLEASE BOOK ON  01597 811533 or email radnorshiremammalgroup@live.com.

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Outdoor Activity Days

9.30am-12.30pm
High Trees Challenge
Meet at: Visitor Centre
£20 per person / 1 adult + 2 children £45 / 2 adults + 2 children £55

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Dragons and Damsels

A fun afternoon of pond dipping and bug hunts suitable for all the family. Booking is essential, 01597 810880. Meet at Dol y Mynach Lay-By

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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 40m up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140m climb. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Dam Open Day

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into the Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a birds-eye view of the Reservoir wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Meet at: Dam entrance 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.

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BATS ARE BEAUTIFUL

It is European Bat Weekend and Sorcha Lewis will be on hand to show you how wonderful and exciting these little mammals are.  This bat walk starts at Llannerchi Car park (SN 909639) next to Nant Gwyllt Church at 8pm.

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Dam Patrol

Join our Dam Inspector on a regular patrol to learn about the history and monitoring of our dams and reserviors. Booking essential 01597 810880.

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ELAN VALLEY SHOW

Join locals and visitors alike for an afternoon of Bank Holiday family fun and entertainment at this local agricultural show and sports. The show is held at Noyadd Farm, Elan Valley (NGR 955666) and will be signposted off the Elan Valley Road.  Bar and Refreshments are available.
Further information from the Secretary, Christine Davies on 01597 811306

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