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Elan Valley Visitors Centre is now open all the year round except for the Christmas day.  This is a very interesting place to visit with interactive exhibitions, giving the detailed history of the Elan Valley.  There is a very good café and gift shop, and during the summer months there are different outdoor activities for children of all ages, together with a safe  secure outdoor play area. Tel:- 01597 810880
 
 
 Pony Trekking- Lion Royal Hotel West Street Rhayader is the place to book every age and competence catered for.  A different way of seeing the valley. Tel:-01597-810202
   
Gilfach Nature Reserve- The farm time forgot, is a beautiful 400 acre former hill farm off the A470 just north of Rhayader, with country walks and simple visitor facilities. It is a mosaic of habitats including traditional hay meadows, rocky outcrops, scrub and woodland with the River Marteg tumbling through - a stunning landscape. Tel:-01597- 870301
   
Elan Valley Rangers lead guided walks, wildlife safaris and family events, also  give talks and lectures. At certain times at the year visitors are able to walk through one of the dams.  The dates are usually listed in the visitor’s centre.  All walks and rides are signposted with the usual countryside directional posts. Tel:- 01597-810880

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Fishing in Rhayader and The Elan Valley -Fly and course fishing is available in the surrounding areas.  As our fishing waters are held in such high regard by anglers - the area was selected for the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships – permits are required and these can be obtained at the Post Office in the town- only open until 12.o’clock on a Saturday. Tel: 01597 810 383   

   
   
   
   
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