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We're sure our distinct community values, traditions and warm welcome will leave a lasting impression. The locals are proud of their heritage, grateful for their surroundings and are keen to share it with you, by day or by night.

Experience authentic events 52 weeks of the year; from wildlife safaris to carnivals and from cycling to country shows.    

Sunset Walk

Sunset Walk
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 1st May 2020
Location: Gwaelod y Rhos Car Park (SN902673), Elan Valley
Come for a 4 mile, guided sunset walk in the hills of the Elan Valley.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust
Tel: 01597 810449

Local farmer and County Mammal Recorder Sorcha Lewis will take you up the hills of the Elan Valley to see the sun set over the beautiful landscape. Watch the stars emerge and learn about local wildlife as you walk over to Tynllidiart Hill to learn about the work of the Elan Valley Dark Sky Park. As this is a moderately strenuous walk across upland terrain, please wear your walking boots, bring warm clothing, a hot drink, food and a torch.
In case of bad weather, we have a backup date of 02/05/2020. We will confirm closer to the time.
Book your place here: https://evt015.eventbrite.co.uk

Night Walk at Gilfach Nature Reserve

Night Walk at Gilfach Nature Reserve
Time: 8:30 pm
Date: 15th May 2020
Cost: £5
Location: Pont Marteg Gateway, Gilfach Nature Reserve, Rhayader, LD6 5LF
Come to Gilfach Nature Reserve for a gentle evening stroll to explore the nocturnal wildlife of this wonderful place

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust
Tel: 01597 810449

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.
Book your place: https://evt155.eventbrite.co.uk

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 26th May 2020
Cost: £5 adults, £1 for 16 years and under, half of all proceeds to WaterAid. Cash only at the dam, card payments taken at Centre.
Location: Pen y Garreg Dam, Elan Valley
Join our Rangers at our Dam Open Day - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam! Open between 1pm and 4pm.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Join our Rangers at our Dam Open Day - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. Open between 1pm and 4pm.
Park at Penbont car park & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There are steps inside the dam which may be wet & in some areas there are low light levels. Children must be carefully supervised at all times. Dogs welcome on short leads.
Entry is £5 for adults & £1 for those aged 16 and under, with half of all proceeds going to WaterAid.