Dark Skies Exhibition

Dark Skies Exhibition

A showcase of stunning night images taken by local photographers.

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Autumn Craft Fayre

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table.

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Dark Sky Day

Everyone’s invited to our Dark Sky Day at the Visitor Centre!
We will have a number of events as well as a Dark Sky Exhibition showcasing the images from in and round the Estate as well as the wider world.

Faulkes Telescope Project Talk
Fraser Lewis will be giving a talk on the Faulkes Telescope Project and will illuminate the differences in the skies between the northern and southern hemispheres.

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Powys Ramblers Walk

Peter Loughran of Powys Ramblers will lead a 7.5 mile moderate circular walk around Carn Gafallt and Coed y Mynach from the Visitor Centre.  Some tarmac walking on quiet lanes. Some climbs involved. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring packed lunch. Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646.

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Planetarium Show: The Constellations

Ever wanted to make sense of the wonderful array of stars in our sky? Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth will help you to join the dots and learn about the origins of the well-known constellations.

Whether you are new to star gazing or simply curious this will enhance your knowledge about what’s up there!

Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.

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Farms Under the Water Talk

Find out about what life was like in the Elan Valley before the building of the dams, and what farms there would have been.

Local historian Lloyd Lewis will lead this session.

Register your place via:
Email: elanlinks@elanvalley.org.uk
Phone: 01597 811527

Or turn up on the evening.

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High Ropes Challenge

Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.

You don’t need experience or to be super fit, however you must be over 1.4m tall, have a waist of less than 43” and be able to climb a rope ladder.

You will also need transport, stout shoes and appropriate clothing.

All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

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Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts

Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween, with spooky glitter tattoos also available!

No unaccompanied children please.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£5 per child.

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Kayaking on the Reservoir

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Minimum age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case!

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

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