14 April, 2024    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Elan Valley
Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

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The Elan Valley rarely disappoints when looking for scenic wanderings in Mid Wales and Neal will be leading a walk on a route on the Elan watershed, exquisitely beautiful and far from the popular Elan tourist trails. The first section passes through farmland on footpaths whilst the second explores the open countryside above with an optional detour to a rounded hump of a hill called Carreg Bica (480m). There are some wonderful far reaching views and a welcome change underfoot from the usual molinia grass to that of heather and bilberry. The walk includes a few steep climbs and one very steep descent  towards the end but generally this is a relatively easy ramble around the Nant Madog, a tributary of the Elan.

The walk is a moderate one of about 7 miles, with around 750 ft of ascent. Dwynwen Belsey and Ben will be leading off at 10 am; other well-behaved dogs on leads are also welcome.

Parking & Meeting Point: Elan Valley visitors centre, Rhayader, LD6 5HP. GR SN928646. Parking charge £3.

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Route length, height gain and ground: 6 miles with 300m elevation gain on footpaths, boggy moorland tracks, minor lanes and a short distance on a cycle track.

Book here, or let Neal know you’re planning to come on walks@cambrian-mountains.co.uk


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