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Elan Valley Reservoir Challenge


27 km / 17 miles
This is a self-navigated route near Rhyader around reservoirs and on remote moorland requiring map and compass skills. Basic mapping is on the route's website below.

From the visitor centre the route goes past each one of the dams, follows rivers & reservoirs, explores woodland, climbs hills, and finally returns to the start point by tracing the old railway line that was used during dam construction.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Very Challenging
Start and Finish: SN927646 - Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Powys View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2016
Web Sites: Elan Valley Reservoir Challenge


You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 135, 136, 147
OS Landranger Active 135, 136, 147
OS Explorer 187, 200
OS Explorer Active 187, 200

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Route Profile:

26.9 km (16.7 miles)
911 m (2,989 ft) ascent
499 m (1,637 ft)  maximum height

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