Exhibition: Footsteps in the Valley by A.K.Skipsey

After her very successful last exhibition here, Amanda showcases some old favourites as well as stunning new work of the local area. With vibrant colours and unique perspective, there is something for everyone in Amanda's paintings.

Artwork will be for sale.

Open daily between 10am and 5pm at the Visitor Centre.

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Sunset Walk / Taith Gerdded Machlud yr Haul

Sunset Walk

Dewch ar daith gerdded tywys o 4 milltir i weld machlud yr haul ym mryniau Cwm Elan.

Come for a 4 mile, guided sunset walk in the hills of the Elan Valley.

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Back to the wildwood? A look at ancient trees

There is hardly anywhere in Western Europe where you can appreciate what the “wildwood” was like. Parts of the Elan Valley are a rare exception. We will explore one of the finest relict ancient woodlands in Britain and examine its unique wildlife. Join Ray Woods on this short walk that will start at the Visitor Centre.

 

2 Mai – ‘Nôl i’r Coed Gwyllt? Edrych ar goed hynafo

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Dawn Chorus Walk

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day!

Set your alarm clocks and join a local bird expert for a stroll through Cnwch woodland discovering birdsong.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

 

3 Dydd Sul – Côr y Wawr

6.30-8.30yb.  Dewch i ddathlu Diwrnod Côr y Wawr Cenedlaethol!  Codwch yn gynnar ac ymunwch ag arbenigwr adar lleol i gerdded trwy goedwig Cnwch i ddysgu am gân yr adar.

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Beginners Navigation / Mordwyo i Ddechreuwyr

Join Terry Smith for a hands-on day of map and compass reading. With both theory and practical application this workshop will improve your understanding of maps and access to the countryside. N.B. An advanced workshop will be held on 9th May. Please book your place. Meet at the Visitor Centre. 

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Elan Links: Coffee Afternoon in May

coffee collage

Come along for a cuppa and a chat. This is an informal event. Just drop in when you can.

Happening on the first Wednesday every month.

Come and find out what's happening at the Elan Links Project.

Meet up with people involved.

Everyone welcome.

Refreshments provided.

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Advanced Navigation / Mordwyaeth Uwch

Join Terry Smith for a hands-on day of navigating in open country with map and compass. An advanced workshop - knowledge of map reading and compass use is essential. N.B. A beginners navigation workshop will be held on 6th May. Please book your place. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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The Future at your Fingertips

Aberystwyth University's Faculty of Business and Physical Science will be hosting a public engagement event relevant to current ongoing research at the university.

Further details to follow......

 

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5k Series

Rhayader Running Club 5k Series. This is a friendly 3 race series which starts near Caban Coch car park, Elan Valley, Rhayader. Entries will be taken on race day from 6:30pm at Caban Coch car park. More details: http://www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5KPage.html

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Night Walk at Gilfach Nature Reserve / Taith Gerdded y Nos yng Ngwarchodfa Natur Gilfach

Night Walk at Gilfach Nature Reserve

Night Walk at Gilfach Nature Reserve

The Gilfach area of Mid Wales is known for its stunning, dark skies with an International Dark Sky Park nearby. Listen to night noises and gaze at the stars if it is clear. We will be looking at moths and detecting bats with our specialised detectors. A short walk on easy terrain will be around 1 mile long. Please bring torches, a mat to sit on, insect repellent and wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Ticket cost: £5. Meet at the Pont Marteg Gateway, Gilfach Nature Reserve SN 952715.

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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 5pm 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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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.

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A Visit to the Mines

Visit some mid nineteenth century lead mines. Join us for a visit to the Cwm Elan Mines above Garreg Ddu Reservoir. This 8 mile walk, led by Shirley and Emlyn takes us through woodland alongside the reservoir before climbing up to the mines. After visiting the mines we continue uphill to Moelfryn, drop down to Tynllidiart and to Pen y Garreg Dam before returning via the Elan Valley Trail. Climbs and rough walking call for a reasonable level of fitness for this East Radnor group walk led by Powys Ramblers members. No dogs please. Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park.

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5k Series

Rhayader Running Club 5k Series. This is a friendly 3 race series which starts near Caban Coch car park, Elan Valley, Rhayader. Entries will be taken on race day from 6:30pm at Caban Coch car park. More details: http://www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5KPage.html

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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.

 

28 Mai
Dydd Iau - 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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Blast Off! Bottle Rockets

Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.
 

29 Mai
Dydd Gwener – Chwythiad! Rocedi Potel

10yb – 12yp & 1 – 3yp.  Dewch i’r Ganolfan Ymwelwyr i gynllunio, cynhyrchu a lansio’ch rocet eich hun.  Dim ond £3 am eich deunydd roced.  Dim plant digwmni.

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Bird Walk - Our Breeding Birds

Join local birdwatcher Tony Ware for a walk through the RSPB Carngafallt and Cnwch woodlands looking for early migrants.

Bring binoculars and appropriate clothing/footwear.

Meet outside the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

There is no need to book and beginners to birdwatching are most welcome.

For further information please ring Tony on 07772 792722.

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