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The Elan Valley is situated to the west of Rhayader, in mid Wales. The area is sometimes known as the "Welsh Lake District".

The valley contains the Elan Valley Reservoirs,as well as the only purpose built Arts and Crafts village in Wales (Elan Village) designed by a single architect Herbert Tudor Buckland.It is also famous for its scenery and being a training area for the SAS. It covers 70 square miles of lakes, wildlife, countryside and some areas of special scientific interest where surveys are used to monitor the wildlife.

[edit] Other lakes in the area

  • Lake Vyrnwy
  • Llangorse Lake
  • Llyn Brianne


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[edit] Further photographs from Elan Valley