Landscape and Architecture - 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
P57148 - Garreg-Ddu
Dam
P57149 - Looking across
 Garreg-Ddu Reservoir
P57151 - The Foel
Tower
P57156 - The Foel Tower
P57162 - Garreg-Ddu
Reservoir, looking west
P57166 - Waterfall
P57167 - Looking across
Garreg-Ddu Reservoir
P57168 - Looking up
Garreg-Ddu Reservoir
P57170 - Tree Avenue
P57177 - Penygarreg
Dam
P57178 - Penygarreg
Reservoir
P57181 - Penygarreg
Dam
P57182 - Penygarreg
Dam
P57187 - Penygarreg
Dam
P57192 - Penygarreg
Dam
P57201 - Garreg-Ddu
 Reservoir, looking
south
 
 
 
P57205 - Garreg-Ddu
Reservoir, looking
southeast
 
 
 
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