Elan Links: People, Nature, Water

What is Elan Links

Read about the projects by clicking below:

No. Project  
1 Restoring Habitats
2 Habitat Management
3 Traditional Farming Systems
4 Protecting Heritage Sites
5 Access to Heritage
6 Recording Heritage
7 Innovative Engagement
8 Increasing Interaction
9 Improving Recreation
10 Outreach
11 Understanding the Importance of Sustainability
12 Legacy

The boundary of the Elan Estate, in the Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales, is the location for many of the project but making the links with the market town of Rhayader and the city of Birmingham has been essential to the narrative that underpins the programme. It is a unique landscape that combines remote hill land, isolated farmsteads, steep-sided wooded valleys and the reservoirs that were created by an extraordinary feat of Victorian engineering that began to supply clean water to Birmingham in 1904 and continues to do so today. 

Get Involved

The Elan Links team are currently going through all of the project proposals and talking to individuals and groups to ensure that the final programme is as inclusive and accessible as possible. We want to hear from you if there are projects that you would like to contribute to and be involved with in some way. You can also keep in touch with the project and project partners via our dedicated facebook and twitter pages.

The Elan Valley Trust are lead partner in a partnership that includes Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, CARAD, Tir Coed and Rhayader Town Council together with support from RSPB, Natural Resources Wales, and Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. A small staff team have been employed during the development phase and can be contacted via the Elan Valley Trust office on 01597 810449 or via email using the details here.