Elan Valley Trail & Garreg Ddu Reservoir

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Elan Valley Trust

Elan Valley Trail & Garreg Ddu Reservoir is a 6.6 mile loop trail located near Rhayader, Powys, Wales that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length6.6 miElevation gain1,423 ftRoute typeLoop
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With its breathtaking landscapes, the Elan Valley is a hidden gem located in the very heart of Wales. This 10km trail takes you past the Garreg Ddu reservoirs and the climb is slightly moderate suitable for walking and running. The scenery is outstanding and the reservoir dams created a beautiful picture with lovely walks, bike tracks and waterfalls. It's ideal for a day out with the family and friends. Although the reservoirs are too deep and steep-sided to attract much wildlife, the surrounding oak woodlands have an abundance of wildlife, plantlife and birdlife. Ravens, buzzards, peregrines and red kites can all be seen overhead, while great crested grebe and goosander breed on the water.

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Phil Wood
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Richard Kerry
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Ashten JH
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