Learn to Paint Wildlife in Acrylics led by David Ward

Using acrylics, David will take you take you step-by-step through the techniques you need to paint realistic wildlife in this one-day introductory workshop.
There are specific painting techniques you can learn that will make painting any animal or bird easier than it seems. With demonstrations and personal tuition you will be painting your own wildlife pictures in no time.
At the end of this one-day workshop you will have painted two wildlife acrylic paintings.

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Elan Helicopter Tours

This is your chance to see the Elan and Claerwen Valleys like never before, from above, by Helicopter! Each 10 minute trip will carry four passengers on an unforgettable tour of the Estate. 

£69 per person or £249 for four people. This will be popular, book your place today!

Call 01597 810880 or email elanrangers@dwrcymru.com

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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 at 11am, back about 12.30pm.
  

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Learn to Paint Lakes, Streams and Waterfalls in Watercolour led by David Ward

David makes painting water in the landscape simple. His friendly hands-on approach will ensure you are confidently painting these popular watercolour subjects in no time.
He shows with demonstrations how to create reflections, running water and splashing foaming waterfalls. At the end of this one-day workshop you will have painted two watercolour paintings.
Reference materials, project notes, art materials and some equipment will be provided. Suitable for beginners. £26 per person payable in advance.

 

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Bothy Blitz

This midweek event is led by a Trustee of the Elan Valley Trust and experienced hill walker Andrew Leonard. This energetic event takes place over three days and two nights and visits the Trusts bothies at Claerddu and Lluest Cwmbach.  The route covers some 33 miles of remote and spectacular countyside, mostly on paths and tracks.

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STEPtember Walk: Welcome to the Elan Valley

A STEPtember event: http://www.twmstreks.com/page14.htm

A 4-mile guided walk (some steep climbs) introducing the Elan Valley. To book, call us on 01597 810880

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Nant y Gro Walk

A STEPtember event: http://www.twmstreks.com/page14.htm  
A 5 mile walk led by Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust to discover the historical features of Gro Hill in the Elan Valley. Part of the Big Welsh Walk 2014. To book, call us on 01597 810880

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Exploring the Bronze Age

Former Elan Valley Trustee, Richard Tyler, will lead this challenging 9 mile walk, over rough ground, exploring Bronze Age settlement sites in the area to the south of Caban Coch Reservoir.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre (NGR 928646) at 10.00am and return by approximately 5.00pm.  Please bring waterproofs, stout footwear and a packed lunch.  All dogs on leads please.  

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5,913,000,000 km Solar System walk!

A STEPtember event: http://www.twmstreks.com/page14.htm

Take in and talk about our dark skies while we walk the solar system equivalent of an easy 3km. To book, call us on 01597 810880.

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Water Welcome

An evening talk by Bronwyn Cunrow illustrating the different reactions to the construction of the Elan Valley Dams. To book, call us on 01597 810880

 

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Fungus Foray

Come along on this short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods of Plantlife. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

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Silver Jewellery Workshop led by Joy Powell

Inspired by Nature - leaves, trees and woodland creatures designed by you, to create fantastic textured jewellery using hammering, soldering, reticulation and acid etching skills. Led by Joy Powell.

10.00am until 4.30pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

£40 per person payable in advance, plus £15-£20 silver allowance to pay on the day.

All workshops require full payment in advance; this is non-refundable unless you cancel with at 
least 48 hours’ notice. To book please ring 01597 810898 unless otherwise stated.

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Cwm Elan Roundabout

This moderately energetic 8 mile hill walk is led by local long distance walker, Tudor Davies. Visiting the Cwm Elan Mines and surrounding countryside and you will see the views that "Derek the Weatherman" saw on his visit to the Elan Valley.  

Meet Tudor at Gwaelod y Rhos Car Park (NGR 902672) at 10.00am with an expected return by 4.00pm.  Please bring stout footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch.  Dogs on leads please.

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Home baking made simple

This is traditional home baking, made simple. Sandra at Penbont Tea Rooms, in the heart of the Elan Valley, gives you a relaxed and informal morning's scone creation lesson.
£10 per person - all ingredients provided - take your scones home. Pre book with payment to Penbont House Tea Rooms & B&B 01597 811515.
Individual family cooking sessions can be arranged separately.

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