Artist in Residency Programme

Giving space to better thinking!

A new partnership for the arts and the environment

Arts Council of Wales has teamed up with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water to create a three year artist in residency programme for aspiring and leading artists at the company’s flagship Elan Valley estate in Powys. 

Under Dark Skies by Powys Dance

Powys dancers are counting down the days to their performance at an international dance festival in Cardiff next month.

Members of Powys Youth Dance Company and their older counterparts – Senior Moment(um) – are working with choreographer Joanna Young, Portuguese composer Filipe Sousa and filmmaker Simon Clode on ‘Under Dark Skies’.

Dark Skies November Update

November Sky Map

The attached map shows the Night Sky as seen in November at around 20.00hrs. By looking Southwards and holding the chart with S at the bottom, the centre of the map will show the stars overhead with the Northern sky behind you.


Pont ar Elan Bridge Replacement Works

All Residents and Visitors to the Elan Valley please note the Elan Valley road at Pont ar Elan will be closed on the following 4 days between 0800 and 1700 :-

8th December to 11th December 2014 - 4 days

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

PLEASE NOTE this does not mean the Elan Valley road is closed for visitors, one can still drive up to the top dam (Graig Goch) but you would need to turn around there ideally. COACHES and larger vehicles please note this.  

Solar System Walk Report

As part of the STEPtember Walks in the Cambrian Mountains, our Elan Valley Astronomy Rangers organised a marathon 5,913,000,000 km walk.

Thanks to the 25 people who turned up on Friday evening, the 19th Sept, in the Elan Valley.

Landscape Partnership Project Officer appointed

The Elan Valley Trust have appointed a part time Project Officer, Eluned Lewis to work on behalf of the Elenydd Partnership.  Eluned will be looking carefully at the work previously undertaken for the Heritage Lottery Landscapes Partnership funding. She will looking closely at all the component projects which were within this bid and also additional potential project ideas which could be included in a revised bid which will be submitted in May 2015.

The new Elan Valley DVD is available!

Our updated DVD Elan Valley 'A Living Landscape' is now available. The updated film is presented by Iolo Williams. Call into the Visitor Centre for your copy or call 01597 810880. Soon to be available online at

We'd Love To Hear From You

We want you to make the most of your visit to Elan. If there is anything you would like to know ahead of your visit please get in touch. We also welcome any feedback, concerns or observations you may have following your Elan experience (including problems like fallen trees, broken stiles etc.).

It really does matter to us and helps us to address issues so future visitors enjoy their time at Elan to the full. We will always try to help as speedily as we can but please bear with us at busy times as we may be all hands on deck! We look forward to hearing from you.

Send us a message

Get in touch

Contact our Visitor Centre team for:
The Visitor Centre, dams and reservoirs, woodlands and Elan Valley Trail

Elan Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

Tel: 44 (0) 1597 810880


Contact the Elan Valley Trust team for:
Open hill land, fenced farm land, Elan Village and self-catering properties

Elan Estate Office, Elan Village Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

Tel: 44 (0) 1597 810449

Fax: 44 (0) 1597 811276



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