Walk po138 A circuit of Caban-coch Reservoir from Elan Village

Superb Elan Valley lakeshore walk


Route outline for walk po138:

Elan Valley Visitor Centre  -  Caban-coch Reservoir Dam  -  Caban-coch Reservoir  -  Craig Cnwch  -  Nant-y-Gro Dam  -  Ty'n-y-pant  -  Dolymynach Reservoir  -  Llanerch Cawr Longhouse  -  Craig y Mynach  -  Nant Gwyllt  -  Penglaneinon Farm  -  Coed Aberelan  -  Garreg-ddu Reservoir  -  Caban-coch Reservoir  -  Elan Valley Visitor Centre.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

While Derwent Dam in The Peak District was used to train crews for the famous low level Dambusters attack on the Ruhr dams during World War II (& to film scenes for the 1954 film of the event) Barnes Wallace used the small 35ft Nant-y-Gro Dam for the initial tests for his revolutionary 'bouncing bomb'.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map 200
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 147
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk po138 A circuit of Caban-coch Reservoir from Elan Village

In no particular order . . .

Craig Cnwlch from Caban-coch Reservoir Dam

Craig Cnwlch from Caban-coch Reservoir Dam

Photo: Roy Crogan (75)

Garreg-ddu Reservoir, The Elan Valley

Garreg-ddu Reservoir, The Elan Valley

Photo: Colin France (16)

Drygarn Fawr from Caban-coch Reservoir

Drygarn Fawr from Caban-coch Reservoir

Photo: Roy Crogan (69)

Caban-coch Reservoir, The Elan Valley

Caban-coch Reservoir, The Elan Valley

Photo: Colin France (17)

Caban-coch Reservoir Dam

Caban-coch Reservoir Dam

Photo: Roy Crogan (70)

Water cascading down Caban-coch Reservoir Dam

Water cascading down Caban-coch Reservoir Dam

Photo: Roy Crogan (71)

Garreg-ddu Reservoir

Garreg-ddu Reservoir

Photo: David Cartwright (1)


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