Powys Ramblers has been working closely with the Elan Links Landscape Partnership to develop a number of family friendly walks on behalf of the Elan Valley Trust as part of their development programme. This initiative follows an earlier exercise when ten existing walking routes, made available to visitors as route-cards, were re-surveyed for updating.
Set in mid-Wales the Elan Valley Estate, which was established under a 999 year lease, comprises the five reservoirs managed by D?r Cymru/Welsh Water, that supply water to Birmingham, and the surrounding valleys, streams and moorland extending to some 70 square miles. This is managed by the Trust on behalf of D?r Cymru /Welsh Water.
The Elan Valley contains over 80 miles of designated rights of way that give access to the valleys containing many sites of scientific interest, history and geology as well as supporting a wide range of wild life.
Two of the main car parks (at Claerwen and Penbont) are being developed into walking activity hubs where newly way-marked and colour coded walks will begin. Powys Ramblers have been asked to help identify family friendly routes of varied length and any work required to set them up, including locating and quantifying the necessary way-markers. The work is to be completed to a short timescale.
For more information visit the Elan Valley Trust website.