The dams and reservoirs of the Elan Estate are situated within an area of outstanding scenic beauty. They provide a lasting amenity in their own right for visitors to enjoy.
The protection of the water catchment to prevent pollution of the reservoirs has safeguarded the habitats of numerous species of flora and fauna.
However, it should be remembered that the dams were built to provide for a very basic need....water for the people of Birmingham.
Click here to see photos of the Building of the Elan Dams and King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra at the official opening of the scheme, 21st July 1904