Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier

Frequently writing about the history of the English midlands and the Welsh borderlands, Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was particularly interested in the Elan Valley and Birmingham’s Welsh Water scheme -  a topic to which he regularly returned in his novels. The most famous of these, The House Under the Water, first published in 1932 has been dramatised for both BBC radio and television, produced as a talking book and translated into Finnish, German and Spanish.

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Rhayader Running Club - 5k series

6.30pm. Second of the 5k series organised by the Rhayader Runners. 1 mile children’s race starting at 7pm and the 5k race starting at 7.30pm.
For more info: www.rhayaderac.org.uk. Registration from 6.30pm.


Rhedwyr Rhaeadr Cyfres 5k

6.30 yp.  Dechreuir ras 1 milltir y plant am 7yh a’r ras 5k  am 7.30yh.  Am ragor o wybodaeth ewch i: www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5KPage.html

Cofrestru o 6.30yh.


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Powys Ramblers Walk

Alan will lead a 4.5 mile scenic walk past Dol y Mynach Dam returning above the forestry. No dogs allowed. Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park.

Taith Gerdded Crwydrwyr Powys

Fe fydd Alan yn arwain taith gerdded hynod o hardd o 4.5 milltir heibio Dôl y Mynach ac yn dychwelyd uwchben y Goedwigaeth. Ni chaniateir cŵn. Man cyfarfod ym maes parcio Eglwys Nantgwyllt.

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Spring 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.

Open from 10am until 4pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Ffair Grefft y Gwanwyn

Fe fydd ein Canolfan Ymwelwyr dan ei sang gyda chrefftwyr lleol ac arlunwyr yn cynnig gemwaith cartref, celf o fywyd gwyllt, crefftiau pren, lluniau, arddangosfeydd crefft, cynnyrch wedi’i ailgylchu, a chrefftiau traddodiadol Cymreig.


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Four Valleys and a River

8.45am-5pm. A guided walk led by Tudor Davies. A 10 mile energetic linear walk, passing through four valleys, walking some of the Wye Valley Walk and part of the Monks Trod, finishing at Pont Marteg on the Wye. No dogs. Please bring suitable clothing, footwear and a packed lunch with drinks.£5 donations towards transport. Location to meet will be given upon booking.

To book, call 01597 810449 or email us

Pedwar Dyffryn ac Afon

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Dragons and Damsels

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. No unaccompanied children please.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby.


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Dydd Mercher - Dreigiau a Mursennod

2-3.30yp. Prynhawn hwylus yn pysgota yn y pyllau – addas ar gyfer y teulu oll.  Dim ond 20 lle ar gael.  Dim plant digwmni.  Man cyfarfod yng nghilfan Dôl y Mynach.


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Tadpole Toddle

Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6.

We will also take a toddle to our own small pond in the grounds of the Visitor Centre.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.


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Dam Open Day

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam 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 is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

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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Bushcraft Taster Session

This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects and are led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided. Min. age 12 years. No unaccompanied children please. £10 per person, payable in advance. 

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