Penygarreg Reservoir, Lakes and Reservoirs Rhayader, Powys - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


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Penygarreg Reservoir lies to the south of the Craig Goch Reservoir and to the north of the Garreg ddu Reservoir among the Elan Valley Reservoirs in Powys, Mid Wales. | The Elan Valley Reservoirs are a chain of man-made lakes and reservoirs built to supply water to the City of Birmingham, England. The reservoirs (also known as the "Welsh Lake District"), are Claerwen, Craig Goch, Penygarreg, Garreg Ddu, and Caban Coch and are filled with the waters of several rivers including the rivers Elan and Claerwen. | The six lakes / reservoirs and their picturesque stone dams are some of the most scenic areas of mid-Wales set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area stretches over 45,000 acres with most of the upland areas in the care of the Elan Valley Trust. | The Elan Valley Cycle route stretches from Rhayader to Penygarreg and follows the banks of the Caban Coch and the Garreg Ddu Reservoirs as it climbs 165ft from the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. There are fine views of the dams and an ornamental water tower, en-route to the end of Penygarreg Reservoir - leaving you with a very fine descent back to the start.
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