C0063 - The Elan Valley, Powis, Wales - The Elan Valley

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The Elan Valley
The Elan Valley is located in Powis, in central  Wales.   At the end of the 19th Century, work began on flooding parts of the  valley in order to create a water supply for the city of Birmingham, some 70  miles to the east.  This resulted in the construction of several dams, so this  collection is perhaps more of a "Landscape and Engineering" collection.   

I had been thinking about visiting the area for a  couple of years, and finding myself unable to get to Dorset in September 2012, I  decided to make a day trip to the valley as one of the replacement activities.   On this visit I managed to cover the area between Caban-Coch and Penygarreg  dams; I think full coverage of the area is going to require at least two more  trips.  
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P57138 - Caban-Coch Dam
P57140 - Caban-Coch Dam
P57142 - Caban-Coch Dam
P57145 - Caban-Coch
Reservoir
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P57148 - Garreg-Ddu
Dam
P57149 - Looking across Garreg-Ddu Reservoir
P57151 - The Foel
Tower
P57156 - The Foel Tower
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P57162 - Garreg-Ddu
Reservoir
P57166 - Waterfall
P57167 - Looking across Garreg-Ddu Reservoir
P57168 - Looking up
Garreg-Ddu Reservoir
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P57170 - Tree Avenue
P57177 - Penygarreg
Dam
P57178 - Penygarreg
Reservoir
P57181 - Penygarreg
Dam
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P57182 - Penygarreg
Dam
P57187 - Penygarreg
Dam
P57192 - Penygarreg
Dam
P57201 - Garreg-Ddu
Reservoir
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P57205 - Garreg-Ddu
Reservoir



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