Attention all Real Ale & Real Cider lovers. Organised in association with CAMRA Radnorshire, this event is free to attend and open to all, will be held on the Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th of April and Monday the 1st of May at the Llandrindod Wells Conservative Club and in the Marquee outside. Open every day from 11 am until 11 pm each day. There will be a 60s music night on the Monday bank holiday from 8 pm until late, again free entry and open to all. www.llandrindod.co.uk/event-calendar/llandrindod-wells-beer-cider-festival
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We suppose eventually you might run out of things to do in Mid Wales. But we seriously doubt it.
For a start our landscape is designed for adventure. We’ve got cliffs for climbers, caves for cavers and gorges for gorge walkers. Forests to ride through, moorland to hike and hills to hang glide from. And more than enough water to keep our anglers, kayakers and white water rafters busy for the foreseeable future.
Plus we’re always thinking of new stuff to try. The sort of thing you didn’t know you’d always wanted to do until somebody mentions it. Soaring 2,000 feet up with the Black Mountains Gliding Club, for instance.
How about creating fire by friction or foraging for wild food with Red Dragon Bushcraft, tracing the World War Two aircraft crash sites of the Brecon Beacons National Park or learning to handle, feed and fly birds of prey at Pen-y-Bryn.
Or maybe your thing might be geocaching – the global treasure hunting game. A surefire way to get your kids out for a walk in the countryside when bribery and appeals to their better nature have failed.
Hidden away in various nooks and crannies of the Brecon Beacons National Park are more than 180 geocaches, from small film canisters to old ammo boxes. And you never know quite what you’re going to find inside. A map, compass and the clues on www.geocaching.com are all you need for the easier ones. You’ll require a handheld GPS unit and a bit of ingenuity for the rest.
A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers. Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre (Grid reference SN 928646) at 9.30am, back about 1pm. Bookings in advance on 01597 810880. We reserve the right to change/cancel events. www.elanvalley.org.uk
Have you ever heard of the Gruffalo? Well, why not join us at RSPB Lake Vyrnwy where we'll start off with one or two of his stories (with a little bit of help from his friends of course) before going on a Gruffalo hunt to find the Gruffalo himself. Booking essential. www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/l/lakevyrnwy/about.aspx
Crafts of yesteryear and today. Come and see a range of crafts made by local crafters and artists carad.org.uk
Artist tecstilau o Gymru yw Helly Powell; mae’n byw yn Sir Fynwy ble mae’n creu cerfluniau “Fauxidermy” sydd wedi dal dychymyg llawer o bobl. Gwaith enwocaf Helly yw ei chasgliad “Parc Lodge”, ac mae hi wedi uno â melin decstilau Melin Tregwynt ac oriel CRiC Crucywel i greu casgliad newydd, “Creaduriaid y Mabinogi”, sy’n dod â bywyd newydd i fywyd gwyllt cynhenid tirwedd hudol Cymru.