Step outside the cottages when the clouds are gone and you will look up at an awesome starscape  of ‘Milky Way’ class as you can see in one of the Gallery photos  of Ty Mari. The Elan Valley is recognised internationally as a dark sky park. Download a Skyview, Sky Safari or Celestron Sky app and identify the stars!  For anyone who wants to learn to take astronomy photos courses are held in Rhayader.  The courses by Gary Palmer FRAS and there is also a course website. Thanks to permission from Dafydd Wyn Morgan/Cambrian Mountains Initiative and to help you explore the Cambrian Mountains Astro Trail enjoy these photos!