Monday, 14 February 2011

Mae`r Cwm Elan Yn Eich Croesaw - The Elan Valley Welcomes You

Thankyou for your kind words, I am well and truly on the mend and looking forward to more walks with Willow!

One of my favourite places to visit is the Elan Valley in the heart of Mid Wales, Powys.
If you enjoy peace and quiet and surroundings where nature still rules, then this could be the place for you........
Approximately 4 miles from Rhayader (a town which over the years has grown but is wonderful to stay and eat in, more will told on  my next visit)
Elan Valley is home to a reservoir that the people of Birmingham rely on as the water goes from here to there!
The reservoir is man made and was built in the victorian times.
The dams are impressive in their architecture, in keeping with the victorian era.
The landscape around shows old scars of an old train line that ran from here to Aberystwyth.
The Elan Valley visitor centre is open daily and does a lovely cup of tea.
The centre also shows a film about the making of the reservoir and the arduous conditions that the people had to endure in the making of it.
The small village of Elan is across a new suspension bridge, the old one closed in 1988, with a few houses left, it has a proud community that has stood the test of time.
The surrounding views of the Elan Valley are staggering and with plenty of walks to explore what more could you ask for?
It also does help if you learn a little Welsh.
It is an old language and and it is quite hard to learn, but give it a go, the Welsh are very proud of it.

The Dam in full flow

Enjoy your visit! - mwynhaw eich ymweliad! 

1 comment:

  1. You'll be looking forward to getting out and about soon. The Elan Valley is new to me but I am always struck when I see the architecture of these Welsh Reservoirs.