Explore Elan Valley

Situated close to the nearby town of Rhayader, the Elan Valley reservoirs welcome around half a million visitors every year.  

There are many reasons to visit Elan Valley. Part of the rugged Cambrian Mountains, Elan is a beautiful and unspoilt area made even more compelling by the dams and reservoirs which together create a wonderful, living landscape. The views are stunning and you are never far away from points of interest.


Elan is a haven for wildlife, one of the most important sites in Wales and there is always something to warm the heart throughout the year. You will marvel at the engineering enterprise of the Victorians in building the dams and the railways which served their construction.

Escape to Elan! We are a world away from the relentless pace of modern life but close enough to make a memorable day trip from Birmingham (where much of our water travels to!), Cardiff and Manchester.
— From the Elan Valley Website

You can visit the Elan Valley website here

Photo from: www.rhayader.com

Elwyn Davies