New Year: Weekend of Walks

New Year walks at Elan Valley

Reservoir Roundabout 2015 - Saturday

This annual event organised by Roy Davies and ‘The Roundabout Team’ was held on Saturday 3rd January 2015. For this event there are two routes for runners and walkers; a 13 mile trip and a 20 mile route for the braver.

With over 100 competitors the turnout was brilliant considering the wet, cold and misty weather. We want to thank our willing participants and extend our huge thanks to the volunteers and organisers for arranging the event and for the much needed refreshments provided.

Dark Skies January Update

The map shows the Night Sky as seen in Mid January at around 20.00hrs. By looking Southwards and holding the chart with S at the bottom, the centre of the map will show the stars overhead with the Northern sky behind you. Using the map earlier than 20.00 will mean the star patterns - Constellations, to use the correct term - will be shifted slightly to the East , while using later in the evening, the constellations will have moved more to the West.

WaterAid Supporters Trip: Uganda

Fiona outside a latrine in Bobol Village

Our Education Ranger Fiona Wase has recently returned from the WaterAid Supporters' Trip to Uganda. It allowed her to see first hand where money that has been generously donated in the Elan Valley has been used. For over a decade, every penny raised through events such as our Dam Open Days goes directly to support WaterAid projects in Uganda. She visited a village with a very poor quality water supply resulting in many people becoming ill every year. For these people there is simply no safe supply within walking distance.

Dark Skies December Update

The map above shows the Night Sky as seen in Mid December at around 20.00hrs. By looking Southwards and holding the chart with S at the bottom, the centre of the map will show the stars overhead with the Northern sky behind you. Using the map earlier than 20.00 will mean the star patterns - Constellations, to use the correct term - will be shifted slightly to the East , while using later in the evening, the constellations will have moved more to the West.

Artist in Residency Programme

Giving space to better thinking!

A new partnership for the arts and the environment

Arts Council of Wales has teamed up with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water to create a three year artist in residency programme for aspiring and leading artists at the company’s flagship Elan Valley estate in Powys. 

Under Dark Skies by Powys Dance

Powys dancers are counting down the days to their performance at an international dance festival in Cardiff next month.

Members of Powys Youth Dance Company and their older counterparts – Senior Moment(um) – are working with choreographer Joanna Young, Portuguese composer Filipe Sousa and filmmaker Simon Clode on ‘Under Dark Skies’.

Dark Skies November Update

November Sky Map

The attached map shows the Night Sky as seen in November at around 20.00hrs. By looking Southwards and holding the chart with S at the bottom, the centre of the map will show the stars overhead with the Northern sky behind you.

ELAN VALLEY ROAD CLOSURES

Pont ar Elan Bridge Replacement Works

All Residents and Visitors to the Elan Valley please note the Elan Valley road at Pont ar Elan will be closed on the following 4 days between 0800 and 1700 :-

8th December to 11th December 2014 - 4 days

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

PLEASE NOTE this does not mean the Elan Valley road is closed for visitors, one can still drive up to the top dam (Graig Goch) but you would need to turn around there ideally. COACHES and larger vehicles please note this.  

Solar System Walk Report

As part of the STEPtember Walks in the Cambrian Mountains, our Elan Valley Astronomy Rangers organised a marathon 5,913,000,000 km walk.

Thanks to the 25 people who turned up on Friday evening, the 19th Sept, in the Elan Valley.

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