Kayaking on the Reservoir

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance -  please go to http://www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk/kayaking

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.

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Kayaking on the Reservoir

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance -  please go to http://www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk/kayaking

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.

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Kayaking on the Reservoir: Morning or Afternoon Session

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance -  please go to http://www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk/kayaking

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.

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*CANCELLED* Village Tour

*CANCELLED*

Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

 

Dydd Sadwrn 15 -  Taith y Pentref

2-3.30yp. Dysgwch am hanes argae Caban Coch, pentref y gweithwyr ac hanesion eraill ar y daith gerdded un filltir hawdd yma.

 

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*CANCELLED* Blast Off! Bottle Rockets

*CANCELLED*

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.

 

Dydd Mawrth 18 – 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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*CANCELLED* High Ropes Challenge

*CANCELLED*

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance -  please go to http://www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk/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.

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Kayaking on the Reservoir: Morning or Afternoon Session

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance -  please go to http://www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk/kayaking

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.

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Kayaking on the Reservoir

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance -  please go to http://www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk/kayaking

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.

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Kayaking on the Reservoir

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance -  please go to http://www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk/kayaking

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.

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*CANCELLED* Dragons and Damsels

*CANCELLED*

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.

 

Dydd Gwener 21 – 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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*CANCELLED* Elan Valley Sheepdog Trials / Treialon Cŵn Defaid Cwm Elan

Local shepherds compete to find the champion sheepdog. Marvel at the way the dogs and their handlers manoeuvre sheep through a number of obstacles. Enquiries to Eira Edwards 01597 810721. Location: Frondorddu Farm SN 948658.

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Mae’r bugeiliaid lleol yn cystadlu i ddod o hyd i bencampwr y cŵn defaid. Rhyfeddwch wrth i’r cŵn a’u trafodwyr yrru’r defaid trwy nifer o rwystrau.  Ymholiadau at Eira Edwards 01597 810721. Lleoliad: Fferm Frondorddu, SN 948658.

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Kayaking on the Reservoir: Morning or Afternoon Session

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance -  please go to http://www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk/kayaking

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.

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*CANCELLED* High Ropes Challenge

*CANCELLED*

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance -  please go to http://www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk/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.

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*CANCELLED* Dragons and Damsels

*CANCELLED*

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.

 

Dydd Mercher 26 – 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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Kayaking on the Reservoir

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance -  please go to http://www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk/kayaking

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

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Kayaking on the Reservoir

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance -  please go to http://www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk/kayaking

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

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*CANCELLED* ELAN VALLEY SHOW 2020

Join locals and visitors for an August Bank Holiday Monday afternoon of family fun and entertainment at the local agricultural show and sports.
Bar and Refreshments on site.
Show enquiries contact Christine Davies call her on  01597 811306 or email her at  galedrhyd@hotmail.com
Location : Noyadd Farm, will be signposted on the day.

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Up the Drygarn and Back

See some amazing views from the Valley’s tallest mountain. Experience the stunning scenery from the top of Drygarn Fawr, the tranquillity of Llyn Carw and visit two historic standing stones with Powys Ramblers member Graham. A steady climb and rough moorland walking demands a reasonable degree of fitness on this 10 mile walk. Meet at Llannerch y Cawr car park.

Please bring hand sanitiser and a basic first aid kit. Places are limited to 10 due to social distancing.

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Ancient Sites of the Elan Valley

Visit some ancient and 19th century sites of the Elan Valley with a four mile guided walk, led by David James and Vic Pardoe. They will visit the former Blaen Coel Farm, Cefn Llanerchi and Rhos y Gelynnen. Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park.

Please bring hand sanitiser and a basic first aid kit. Places are limited to 10 due to social distancing.

Booking is essential; please click here to register your place.

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An Artist in the Valley - A Talk by Kate Green

Join current artist in residence Kate Green for an evening talk on her residency, walking and more at the Elan Valley Hotel. Booking recommended: please visit Eventbrite

Please note - this event is in the Elan Valley Hotel, which is 2.5 miles out of Rhayader.

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Gynon Gander

Chris Franks will lead this 9 mile walk in the upper Claerwen, which mostly has good walking conditions with a few rough patches. Proceed along the scenic Arban Valley to the edge of the Moel Prysgau plantation. We will then walk to the summit of Crug Gynon, visiting the cairn that has dramatic views of the mighty Llyn Gynon to the north and the source of the Towey River to the south. Walking northeast, we overlook the bog of Bryn Trapau then proceed back along Esgair Garthen with stunning elevated views of the Claerwen Reservoir and the most remote working farm in Wales.

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Village Tour

Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk. 

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A Walk to the Dambusters Dam

Want to explore a little bit of history? Join us on the 4 mile walk that takes you as close to the reservoir as you can get before reaching Nant y Gro. The walk led by Chris from Powys Ramblers involves a strenuous climb to Ty’n y Pant with great views before dropping down to the road and returning through woodland. All on good tracks suitable for families; all welcome. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Please bring hand sanitiser and a basic first aid kit. Places are limited to 10 due to social distancing.

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Pen y Garreg Peregrination

Come for an energetic 9.5 mile circular walk with Yvonne Gulley, taking in Crugyn Ci, Cefn Rhydoldog and the Moelfryns, with good views on a clear day. The terrain is rough, with a few climbs. Please bring hand sanitiser, basic first aid kit and a packed lunch. Meet at Penbont car park.

Places are limited to 10 due to social distancing. Booking is essential; please click here to register your place.

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Dam Open Day

Water flowing over Pen y Garreg dam

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.

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A Different View of the Valley

Join Tudor Davies for a 7 mile strenuous circular walk, exploring the heights around Coed y Foel, Craig Cnwch and Carngafallt, with different views and outlook of the Elan Valley.

Please bring hand sanitiser, basic first aid kit and a packed lunch. Meet at the Elan Village Toilets SN 931648.

Places are limited to 10 due to social distancing. Booking is essential; please click here to register your place.

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*CANCELLED* Dark Sky Exhibition

Penbont House will be hosting this Dark Sky Exhibition, featuring a showcase of stunning night images taken by local photographers.

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*CANCELLED* Exhibition: Before the Dams

*CANCELLED*

View photos of the farms around the Elan Valley before the dams were built by local photographers David James and Dave Richards.

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

 

Arddangosfa:  Cyn yr Argaeau 
 

Cyfle i edrych ar luniau y ffermydd sydd o amgylch Cwm Elan cyn adeiladu’r argaeau, gan ffotograffwyr lleol David James a Dave Richards.
 

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*CANCELLED* The Future at your Fingertips

*CANCELLED*

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......

 

Dydd Sul 10 - Y Dyfodol ar flaenau eich bysedd
 

Fe fydd Cyfadran Busnes a’r Gwyddorau Ffisegol Prifysgol Aberystwyth yn cynnal digwyddiadau sy’n ymgysylltu â’r cyhoedd ar y dyddiadau hyn sy’n berthnasol i’r ymchwil barhau gyfredol yn y brifysgol. Bydd manlynion pellach yn dilyn ar-lein.
 

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*CANCELLED* Fungi Fascination

*CANCELLED*

A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

 

Dydd Sadwrn 10 - Ffwng Hudol

2-5yp. Taith gerdded byr I edrych ar fyd hudol y ffwng gyda Ray Woods.
 

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Dragon Festival

Join CARAD (Community Arts Rhayader And District) for a week of dragon-themed celebrations, including a procession, workshops and storytelling as well as live music, all with a little Halloween magic thrown in! Visit www.carad.org.uk for more details. 

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*CANCELLED* Autumn Craft Fayre

*CANCELLED*

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.

 

Dydd Sadwrn 24 - Dydd Sul 25 - 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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*CANCELLED* Dam Open Day

*CANCELLED*

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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*CANCELLED* Pumpkin Carving

*CANCELLED*

Come along to the Visitor Centre and carve your pumpkin ready for Halloween!

Two drop-in sessions - 10.30 am until 12.30 pm and 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

£3 per pumpkin.

No unaccompanied children please.

 

Dydd Mercher 28 - Dydd Gwener 30 - Cerfio Pwpen

10.30yb-12.30yp a 1.30-3.30yp. Dewch i’r Ganolfan Ymwelwyr i gerfio’ch pwmpen ar gyfer Noson Galan Gaeaf!

Sesiynau galw heibio – 10.30yb tan 12.30yp a 1.30yp tan 3.30yp.

£3 y bwmpen. Dim plant digwmni.
 

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*CANCELLED* Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts

*CANCELLED*

Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween!

No unaccompanied children please.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£3 per child.

 

Dydd Mercher 28 - Dydd Gwener 30 - Crefftau Bwganllyd Ysblennydd Calan Gaeaf

10.30yb-12.30yp a 1.30-3.30yp. Dewch i wneud eich ategolion bwganllyd eich hun yn barod ar gyfer Noson Galan Gaeaf!

Archebwch le ymlaen llaw.

£3 y plentyn. Dim plant digwmni.
 

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*CANCELLED* Elan Eye

Enjoy the final weekend in October with some film and photography workshops. There’s something for everyone, with beginners’ photography workshops, a night photography workshop, an evening travelling back in time in a historical film evening or create a creepy Halloween stop motion short film, great fun for kids and adults alike!

Workshops include:

Night photography - limted places available

Spooky Animation workshop

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*CANCELLED* Elan Eye: Night Photography Workshop

Looking to improve your night photography? Join Daniel Meredith for a relaxed, friendly workshop in the Elan Valley. The evening will include a talk with refreshments and live site tuition, including travel to sites.

This workshop is aimed at high level beginners – intermediates with a DSLR and tripod. Please note that we are not responsible for any equipment.

Limited places available, booking required. To book, please visit Eventbrite.


 

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*CANCELLED* Elan Eye: Spooky Animation Workshop

Create a creepy, Halloween-themed stop-motion short film with Jim Elliott in our drop in session at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in session. £2 per child, payable on the day.

For more information, please contact beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk


Crëuwch ffilm fer iasol, stop-symudiad ar thema Nos Galan Gaeaf gyda Jim Elliott, mewn sesiwn galw heibio yng Nghanolfan Ymwelwyr Cwm Elan.  Rhaid i bob plentyn gael ei warchod gan oedolyn. Sesiwn galw heibio. £2 y plentyn.

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*CANCELLED* Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts and Glitter Tattoos

*CANCELLED*

Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween, with spooky glitter tattoos from Inky Sparkles!

No unaccompanied children please.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£5 per child.

 

Dydd Sadwrn 31 – Crefftau Bwganllyd Ysblennydd Calan Gaeaf

10.30yb-12.30yp a 1.30-3.30yp. Dewch i wneud eich ategolion dychrynllyd eich hun ar gyfer Calan Gaeaf, gyda thatws pelydru ar gael hefyd!

Archebwch le o flaen llaw.

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*CANCELLED* Elan Eye: Historical Film Evening

Relive Rhayader and Elan Valley's past in a series of local historical films at Rhayader Museum & Gallery. Light refreshments provided. Booking recommended: please visit Eventbrite.

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*CANCELLED* Elan Eye: Beginners' Camera Workshop

Bamboozled by buttons on your camera? Fed up with focusing and annoying with apertures? Join our beginner's workshop to take the confusion out of your camera! 

Places are limited, so please book ahead: please visit Eventbrite


Mewn penbleth am y botymau ar eich camera?  Wedi cael llond bol ar ffocysu ac wedi blino ar yr agorfaoedd?  Ymunwch â’n gweithdy i ddechreuwyr er mwyn dod i ddeall eich camera yn well!

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*CANCELLED* Blast Off! Bottle Rockets

*CANCELLED*

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.

 

Dydd Sul 1 – 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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*CANCELLED* Father Christmas at Elan

*CANCELLED*

Father Christmas will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. There will be Christmas craft activities while you wait to see him.

No unaccompanied children please.

Contact 01597 810880. Price TBC.

 

Dydd Sadwrn 5 - Dydd Sul 6 - Siôn Corn yn Elan

11yb-3yp. Fe fydd Siôn Corn yn galw heibio yng Nghanolfan Ymwelwyr Cwm Elan.

Fe fydd gweithgareddau crefft Nadoligaidd tra fyddwch yn aros i’w weld.

Dim plant digwmni. Pris i’w gadarnhau.
 

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*CANCELLED* Father Christmas at Elan

*CANCELLED*

Father Christmas will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. There will be Christmas craft activities while you wait to see him.

No unaccompanied children please.

Contact 01597 810880. Price TBC.

 

 

Dydd Sadwrn 12 - Dydd Sul 13 - Siôn Corn yn Elan

11yb-3yp. Fe fydd Siôn Corn yn galw heibio yng Nghanolfan Ymwelwyr Cwm Elan.

Fe fydd gweithgareddau crefft Nadoligaidd tra fyddwch yn aros i’w weld.

Dim plant digwmni. Pris i’w gadarnhau.

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*CANCELLED* Father Christmas at Elan

*CANCELLED*

Father Christmas will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. There will be Christmas craft activities while you wait to see him.

No unaccompanied children please.

Contact 01597 810880. Price TBC.

 

 

Dydd Sadwrn 19 - Dydd Sul 20 - Siôn Corn yn Elan

11yb-3yp. Fe fydd Siôn Corn yn galw heibio yng Nghanolfan Ymwelwyr Cwm Elan.

Fe fydd gweithgareddau crefft Nadoligaidd tra fyddwch yn aros i’w weld.

Dim plant digwmni. Pris i’w gadarnhau.

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*CANCELLED* Get Festive with Rhayader Male Voice Choir

*CANCELLED*

Get festive after your visit to see Father Christmas with Rhayader Male Voice Choir. Traditional Welsh songs and carols with mince pies, mulled wine and truffles.

 

Dydd Sul 20 - Amser Nadoligaidd gyda Chôr Meibion Rhaeadr

3-4.30yp. Cyfle i chi fod yn Nadoligaidd ar ôl eich ymweliad â Siôn Corn gyda Chôr Meibion Rhaeadr.

Caneuon traddodiadol Cymreig a charolau a theisennau Nadolig, gwin poeth a thryffls.

 

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*CANCELLED* Dambusters Walk

*CANCELLED*

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

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

 

Dydd Llun 28 – Taith Gerdded y Dambusters

10yb-1yp. Taith gerdded tywys am 4 milltir i ddysgu mwy am yr ardal, gan gynnwys gweddillion argae Nant y Gro a ddefnyddiwyd ar gyfer profion cyn Ymosodiad y Dambusters yn ystod yr Ail Ryfel Byd.

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*CANCELLED* Dam Open Hour

*CANCELLED*

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Hours - 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.

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*CANCELLED* Make your own Bird Feeder

*CANCELLED*

Come along to the Visitor Centre and make your own bird feeder to keep the birds happy this winter!

£3 per person, payable on the day.

Two drop-in sessions: 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm.

No unaccompanied children please.

 

Dydd Iau 31 - Gwnewch eich Ymborthwr Adar eich hun  
10.30yb-12.30yp a 1.30-3.30yp. Dewch i’r Ganolfan Ymwelwyr a gwnewch eich ymborthwr adar eich hun er mwyn cadw’r adar yn hapus y gaeaf hwn!

Dau sesiwn galw heibio am £3 y pen. Dim plant digwmni.
 

 

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Village Tour

Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

 

 Dydd Gwener 1 – Taith y Pentref
 2-3.30yp. Dysgwch am hanes argae Caban Coch, pentref y gweithwyr ac hanesion eraill ar y daith gerdded un filltir hawdd yma.

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Reservoir Roundabout 2021

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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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......

 

Dydd Sul 21 - Y Dyfodol ar flaenau eich bysedd  

Fe fydd Cyfadran Busnes a’r Gwyddorau Ffisegol Prifysgol Aberystwyth yn cynnal digwyddiadau sy’n ymgysylltu â’r cyhoedd ar y dyddiadau hyn sy’n berthnasol i’r ymchwil barhau gyfredol yn y brifysgol.  Bydd manlynion pellach yn dilyn ar-lein.
 

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