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Elan Valley Dams & Reservoirs 

Elan Valley is located in the UK just outside the small town of Rhayader, in the county of Powys which is the largest county in Wales, and covers the areas of Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire, the majority of Brecknockshire and a small portion of Denbighshire.


The Elan Valley Reservoirs offer incredible scenery; a photographer and hikers delight! There are 6 dams to explore; Craig Goch, Garreg Ddu, Pen y Garreg, Caban Coch, Claerwen and Dol y Mynach. The dams, reservoirs and 73 mile aqueduct of the Elan Valley were built a hundred years ago to supply desperately needed clean water to Birmingham. It was an epic feat of civil engineering set within an area of outstanding scenic beauty. Today, the dams and reservoirs provide a lasting amenity in their own right for visitors to enjoy as well as safeguarding the natural habitats of numerous species of flora and fauna.

Powys is bordered by the following: Gwynedd, Wrexham and Denbighshire to the north; Herefordshire and Shropshire to the east; Merthyr Tydfi, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Neath Port Talbot and Blaenau Gwent to the south; and Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion to the west.

Stay in nearby Award Winning Glamping for Grown-ups 

Featured in The Daily Mail as one of the five best farm stay holidays across the UK and The Telegraph as one the best back-to-nature UK breaks, Hush Hush Glamping provides the most scenic setting for a digital detox as well as the perfect Glamping base to explore the Elan Valley Dams! 


Set within a 90-acre farm in Mid Wales, Hush Hush Glamping provides the perfect place to truly relax and unwind. Located at 1,300ft above sea level, Hare’s Form overlooks the spectacular Radnor Valley and Black Mountains in company of friendly alpacas, sheep, red kites and the occasional deer. Sleep under the stars and wake up to nature in this stunning dark sky area.

A 45 minute drive from Hush Hush Glamping take you straight to the Elan Valley visitor Centre. 


What an amazing place. We are so impressed with the effort & quality of the facilities put into Hare's Form, which has made our stay here so enjoyable. The views are incredible & our bike ride through the forest was epic. The alpacas appearing at the pod in the morning was an added bonus.

Peter & Prue, July 2020

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