Elan Valley Reservoir Challenge

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Start: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Distance: 17 miles (27 km)
Grid Ref: SN927646
Climbing: 943 metres
Walk time: 10-14 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Elan Valley Reservoir Challenge is a challenging walk around the reservoirs of the Elan Valley in Powys, Wales. Much of the route is over unwaymarked remote moorland which requires attention to GPS readings and/or maps and compass skills. From the Elan Valley Visitor Centre the route goes past each one of the dams, follows rivers and reservoirs, explores woodland, climbs hills, and finally returns to the start point by tracing the old railway line that was used during dam construction. Placemarks on the route which show on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer mapping are, in order of the walk, Caban-coch Reservoir, Dolyllynach Reservoir, Llannerch Cawr, Rhiwnant, Afon Claerwen, Claerwen Reservoir, Cefn Cwm-coel, Moelfryn, Craig Gogh Reservoir, Penygarreg Reservoir and Garreg-ddu Reservoir.

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