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Elan Valley - Claerwen Dam

Elan Valley - Claerwen Dam

Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

Awesome spot to view the stars and surrounding scenery, take a camera and tripod and have a go at some night-time photography! Photo used with kind permission from Paul Clark.


Elan Valley - Claerwen Dam is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

  • 17/08/22

    13° 6%
  • 17/08/22

    12° 4%
  • 18/08/22

    11° 2%
  • 18/08/22

    11° 5%

Weather forecast for Drygarn Fawr (3.1 miles away) updated 17/08/22 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

    Saturday 27th August 2022 from 21:30pm to Sunday 28th August 2022 00:30am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER (24.0 miles away)

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  • Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Wednesday 31st August 2022 from 01:00am to 03:00am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER (24.0 miles away)

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  • Newtown Astronomy Society meeting and observing

    Saturday 10th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Newtown Catholic Church Crypt, Newtown, SY16 2BJ (23.0 miles away)

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  • Stargazing with Dark Sky Wales and Cardiff Astronomical Society

    Friday 16th September 2022 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER (24.0 miles away)

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  • Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

    Wednesday 21st September 2022 from 21:30pm to Thursday 22nd September 2022 00:30am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER (24.0 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Cwm Clyd Bunkhouse

    Claerwen Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HF (1.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Penbont House Tearooms, Bed and Breakfast

    Penbont House, Elan Valley, LH6 5HS (3.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Elan Valley Dark Sky Lodge

    Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP (3.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Dolgoch Hostel

    Abergwesyn, Ceredigion, Dyfed, SY25 6NR, Wales (6.0 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Tyn Cornel Hostel

    Tregaron, Ceredigion, Dyfed, SY25 6PH, Wales (9.7 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Caer Beris

    Builth Wells, Powys, Powys, LD2 3NP (12.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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