Elan Valley Tour
Mid Wales Holiday Lets have teamed up with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and now offer bespoke tours of the Elan Valley Estate. With space for 8 in the Safari Landrover, a 2 hour, Ranger led tour will cost you just £80.
Discover some of the hidden secrets of the Claerwen and Elan Valley. Then return to relax at our modern self catering accommodation in Wales, choose from our three self catering apartments in Rhayader.
Affectionately known to some as the Rhayader dams, the Elan Valley Dams and reservoirs are undoubtedly the biggest draw to Mid Wales and they offer a wonderful year round backdrop for walking, cycling, mountain biking and fishing.
Have a perfect holiday in Wales and explore the Elan Valley. Make it part of your walking holiday or include it if you plan to come mountain biking in Wales. The Elan dams have created spectacular man made waterfalls in Wales, know to some as the Welsh Lake district.
Rhayader and the Elan Valley are nestled in the Cambrian Mountains, the Elan Valley has truly dark skies after being awarded Dark Sky Park status in 2015.
River Elan Dams – Elan Valley Dams
Craig Goch, the highest of the series of dams in the Elan Valley, is often referred to as the ‘top dam’.
The Garreg Ddu dam is completely submerged which plays a vital role in maintaining a constant supply of water to Birmingham.
Pen-y-Garreg is often regarded as the ‘middle dam’.
The lowest of the dams in the sequence of four built in the valley of the Elan River is Caban Coch dam.
River Claerwen Dams
The three dams proposed for the Claerwen Valley had not been built, apart from the base of the dam at Dol-y-Mynach, and this, the Claerwen Dam.
Dol-y-Mynach is the unfinished dam.
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