The public is invited to Powys tourist attraction to celebrate the forest


A FESTIVAL to celebrate the precious ancient forests of the Elan Valley will be held later this month.

The Elan Valley Visitor Center is hosting the Woodland Festival on Saturday June 18, between 10am and 4pm, organized by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and the Celtic Rainforest LIFE Project, including partners RSPB and the Woodland Trust.

After a successful first year, the Woodland Festival will be brought to the Elan Valley. This free one-day event is organized to celebrate the precious ancient forests of the Elan Valley and to highlight the project’s ongoing work to preserve these internationally important habitats.

This year’s festival will be bigger and better, with music, a range of food stalls selling local produce, forest crafts and information stalls.

It will also be possible to learn more about the local forests and the animals and birds that live there, with guided walks and talks by people working in the area. In addition, this family festival will offer free workshops and activities for adults and children.

Julia Harrison of the Celtic Rainforest LIFE project partner RSPB said: “This festival will be a celebration of all things Celtic rainforest, from ancient trees to rare lichens and spectacular woodland birds.

“It will showcase the hard work that the LIFE Celtic Rainforests Project is doing, working with the Snowdonia National Park Authority, RSPB, Coed Cadw and Dwr Cymru to restore and preserve these precious forests. The Elan Valley is the perfect place where our associates can offer something to engage and inspire everyone. It will be a great family day.


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