Elan Valley, Wales - May 2002

The Team! (less yours truly)

As spring warmed up, five of us chose to go to the Elan Valley, to Rhayader, west of Leominster for the weekend. And what wonderful weather we had - a whole day of glorious sunshine on the Saturday, and a pretty fine Sunday too - with no rain - in Wales!

This is a seriously pretty part of Wales and almost devoid of tourists on the desolate hills. In five hours on the Saturday we met one other couple - I apologised for spoiling their solitude. And on the Sunday we met one farmer - because we walked through his farm!

Everyone we met, either on the hills or in Rhayader where we camped, was very friendly. The camp-site was great, right by the young Wye, and so was the pub-grub. I'd highly recommend a visit here.

Photos all taken on the Saturday:

The stream at the start Jenni & Wanda The blue lake
Green aliens in the lake Jenni & David The Geologist
Striders View of the Upper Dam Jenni pines for her old Volvo
The Upper Dam The long walk back to the car The stream at the end