Elan Links: New Year Plant Hunt

Picture of flowering plants

A great start to the New Year.

Join us for a gentle walk around the Elan Village / Centre looking for plants that are in flower.

No experience necessary, suitable for families, refreshments provided.

In 2019 we found 11 different flowers, help us beat this number in 2020

For more information contact bonna.williams@elanvalley.org.uk  01597 811527

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Dam Open Hour

Join our Rangers at our first ever Dam Open Hour  - 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 2pm and 3pm.

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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Reservoir Roundabout 2020

Annual Walking (or running) CHALLENGE EVENT held across OPEN AND CHALLENGING UPLAND TERRAIN in and around the Elan and Claerwen Valleys.
The route is waymarked in parts but MAP READING SKILLS ARE REQUIRED.
Either 13 or 20 mile courses are available.  Entry Fee & Kit Check apply.

Start Times  :  8.30am for 20 mile route Walkers;  and 9.00am for 13 mile route and ALL RUNNERS on both routes.

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Exhibition: Elan Links Partnership

Bearskins to Bowler Hats: A look at how the Elan Links Partnership is conserving and celebrating Elan’s human heritage.

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

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Elan Links : Lower Plant ID and Survey Training

The third in a series of 5  sessions learning how to identify mosses, liverworts, ferns and lichens.

The day will be spent partly indoors and partly outside.  Meet at the Elan Links Office in Elan Village. Not the Visitor Centre.

Identification training will lead into a series of surveys of the lower plants in the Elan Valley. These are hugely important in the valley as they make up a large proportion of the vegetation present.

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