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. The artists use a variety of art mediums and have created a simple photo display of some of their inspirations. A book has also been created to display their works in development.
Join one of our Bird Watching events during this week to learn more about Biodiversity in our 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, natural homemade remedies & teas and traditional Welsh pottery. Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table.
Sat 28 May / 11.00 - 15.00hrs
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.
Sun 29 May / 09.30 - 13.00hrs
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.
Tue 31 May / 13.00-16.00hrs
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.