Exhibition: Artists in Residence

Sun 1 May to Thu 30 Jun
/ 10.00am - 16.00hrs

See the Elan Valley through the eyes of artists taking residence at Pen y Garreg. A Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Arts Council Wales collaboration.

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Bird Watching Safari

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. 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.

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Nature Journaling Workshop

Keeping a nature journal is a great way to observe, record and appreciate the natural world around us. It can be a meditative experience and teaches you to become more mindful and contemplative; to reconnect with nature and the outdoors. The act of drawing gives us time to focus on things and really see them. This one day workshop will run through the seasons and you will learn drawing and painting techniques with different media and demos, to create your journals and get out into nature to explore. The tutor is Claire Ward who is a local artist.

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Astronomy Watch : Mercury

See the transit of Mercury across the Sun. Safely observe this event through Hydrogen Alpha and White light telescopes at the Visitor Centre. If cloudy, we'll link into web feeds around the world.

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5k Series

6.30pm  First of the 5k Series 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  
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park

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Colour and Texture in Machine Embroidery

Bronwen Jenkins will show you how to use your sewing machine to create a small picture – landscape, rocks, bark etc. Interesting texture and colour effects can be achieved reasonably easily. Some experience of free machine embroidery useful, but not essential. ‘Fancy’ machine not necessary – basic is fine.

Places are limited so please book in advance. £30 per person, payable in advance.

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Woodland Birds

Enjoy a stroll through the woodland with experienced bird watcher Janice Vincett to find our native and recently arrived migrant bird species.
Please bring binoculars if you have them
Meet at 9am at Penbont car park
Booking advisable on 01597 810449

 

 

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Bird Watching Safari

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. 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.

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Biodiversity Week

Sat 21 May to Sun 29 May
/ 09.30 - 13.00hrs

Join one of our Bird Watching events during this week to learn more about Biodiversity in our Valley.

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Gorllwyn and Drygarn Fawr

Join Elan Valley Trustee, Andrew Leonard, on his final guided walk.  This 12.5 mile strenuous walk will take in the varied terrain in the Elenydd, including Drygarn Fawr the highest point on the Elan Estate.  Concludes with an optional celebratory visit to the Llannerch y Cawr Longhouse. 
A joint walk with the Brecon Beacons Park Society.
Meet at 9.30am Llannerch y Cawr car park SN 901616

 

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Bird Watching Safari

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. 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.

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5k Series

6.30pm  Part of the 5k Series 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
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park

 

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Spring Craft Fayre

Sat 28 May to Sun 29 May
/ 10.00am - 16.00hrs

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, natural homemade remedies & teas and traditional Welsh pottery. Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table.

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Howey Hedgehog Resuce

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.

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Bird Watching Safari

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. 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.

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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 bird's-eye view of the Reservoir wall – 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.

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