Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale. Prints and greetings cards also available.

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


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Grŵp Celf Rhaeadr

Arddangosfa o dalentau amrywiol a’r gwaith celf unigryw ar werth.  Printiau a chardiau cyfarchion hefyd ar gael.



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Watercolour Landscapes For Beginners

A workshop ideal for beginners. Local artist and qualified tutor David Ward will guide you every step of the way on your journey to learning new and essential techniques for the watercolourist.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.


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Penglaneinon Farm Sheep Shearing Afternoon

AFTERNOON EVENT (1.30pm - 4pm)
Join the annual sheep shearing at Penglaneinon Farm.  Witness the modern and traditional sheep shearing methods whilst enjoying a nice cup of tea, with welsh cakes & bara brith and see a live demonstration of wool spinning. 
Directions will be signposted on the day,  SN 912627

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Wye and Elan Circular

A joint event with Brecon Beacons Park Society. Join Dilys Harlow and Andrew Leonard as they lead this energetic 11.5 mile walk from Gilfach car park, passing through the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Reserve before following ancient routes that cross the hills between the Wye and Elan and return along the Wye Valley Walk.

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All is Aflutter and Aglow

An evening event.  Celebrate the wonder of the Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park and join Sorcha Lewis who will be on hand to show you how wonderful and exciting the world of bats and moths really are and we can look to see the amazing illuminated world of the glow worm.

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Dambusters Walk

A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including the remains of Nant y Gro Dam which was used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid.

There is a steep climb of 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

13 Gorffennaf Dydd Sadwrn – Taith Gerdded y Dambusters

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Powys Ramblers Walk

Ian’s 7/8 mile walk starts with a steady climb, crosses open hillside up to Crugyn Ci,  giving extensive hill and mountain views before crossing undulating moor down to Craig Goch Dam. Good views of three reservoirs. Meet at Penbont car park.

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Batik Workshop - inspired by John Piper

The artist John Piper created atmospheric images of the English landscape and its architecture. Using his work as inspiration artist Jenny O'Leary will teach you how to use the technique of batik – hot wax resist working on tissue paper and found papers with bleach and inks to create atmospheric textures and effects.

An exciting workshop allowing for exploration and discovery. No experience is necessary as the technique will be taught from scratch. A number of samples will be created during the workshop.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

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Moon Day

The Elan Valley Dark Sky Park will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by having a Moon Day, held at the Visitor Centre and Penbont House. Celebrate this special day with us with fun, astronomy themed activities for all ages.

Activities held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre and Penbont House.

Elan Links History group will be asking you for your memories of the Lunar Landing on 20th July, 1969.

We will also be showing the Lunar Landing as it was broadcast on CBS and other videos related to the Moon.

Other activities include:

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Cwm Elan Lead Mine Walk

To celebrate the Festival of Archaeology (13 - 28 July), Jenny Hall and Paul Sambrook of TRYSOR Archaeology will be leading a pleasant, early evening walk from Nantgwyllt Church to the Cwm Elan Lead Mine.

A 5 mile round trip. Moderate walk on footpaths. Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park.

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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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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 £20, 8-18s £17.50

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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 £20, 8-18s £17.50

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