Friday, October 25, 2013

Heads Of The Valley Road Part 3 (Summer 2013)

Here I am again with our last installment of out trip around Llyn Clywedog Reservoir high in the Cambrian Mountains. Parts one and two can be found here and here. 

The reservoir is owned by Severn Trent Water and really is set in some spectacular Welsh scenery.  Severn Trent's website lists what activities are avalable here.

There is some fantastic rare wildlife to be seen around this area with red kites and buzzards making this area there home.  We were luck enough to see a buzzard in flight on our trip around the reservoir but sadly my camera lens to no good at photographing wildlife in the distance and it looks just like a black blob that could be anything.  Perhaps its time to invest in another lens.  

The woodland and clear mountain streams that feed in to the reservoir are also fantastic places to walk along to admire the beauty all around.  I really do feel lucky to live here and to think all of this is just 25 miles from where we live.

The Dam itself is 72m high and holds back 50,000 mega litres of water.  After our stop at the visitor centre at the top of the Dam we made our way to the bottom where ruins of an old led mines can be seen.

We parked at the point that says You Are Here just below point 6 and walked through the woods until we got to a wooden bridge taking us over the river

Once over the bridge we went back to the carp park via a different path that followed the river for a while.

Down a little flight of steps and on to a viewing platform:

It really was so calm and peaceful down in the tress along the river bank.  From here we drove further round the reservoir until we reached another car park at point 7.

Here we had fantastic views across the reservoir to the Dam.

It really was a fantastic day out with such amazing scenery, none of which is done justice of n these photos.  It really does need to be seen firsthand.

Linking up with Coombe Mill for Country Kids.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


alexa said...

Wow, that is some dam - what a height! Your photos capture the dimensions and the perspectives beautifully. Looks as if the young ones really enjoyed it too.

Erica Price said...

I spent a day there (prekid) and walked around, spent a little time just lying in the sun reading. A lovely day.

Sara Murray said...

That looks like a lovely day - beautiful scenery. Great photos of your visit! #CountryKids

pinkoddy said...

It does look so peaceful - what stunning views.

Coombe Mill said...

Such beautiful scenery and so tranquil and idyllic - thanks for linking up the gorgeous photos from your family trip.

forgetmenots blue said...

Looks like a wonderful time and place beautiful views too. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog x