Elan Valley Trust

Elan Valley Trust (formally the Welsh Water Elan Trust; Charity No. 1001347) was established by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, by agreement with Government, in 1989. With the formation of the charitable trust Welsh Water also leased much of the land of the estate to the new trust in view of expressed concerns about the future of the publicly acquired estate following the vagaries of privatisation. In this 999 year lease the Trust is responsible for much of the landed estate with some specific reservations such as; the lakes and reservoirs, forestry areas and the Visitor Centre. 

The Trusts objects are to promote conservation, appropriate public access and disseminate information about the estate. All the unenclosed farmland is subject to a right of public access on foot, and there are many rights of way and other points of interest.

The Trust is now governed by a Sole Corporate Trustee: Elan Valley Limited, registered with Companies House Company No. 09001046. The former trustees are now Directors of this Company and this structure provides a greater security to the individuals and allows the appointment of more Directors from a wider source of expertises compared to the original Trustee appointment process. The former process named specific public bodies who could appoint Trustees which became particularly difficult when bodies specifically named no longer existed or in the case of Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Commission Wales and  Environment Agency Wales, merged into a single body; Natural Resources Wales.

If you are interested in joining the Trustee's Board of Directors then please feel free to get in touch: info@elanvalley.org 

If you would like further details about the Trust, please follow this link to the Charity Commission website. 

If you would like further details about Elan Valley Limited, please follow this link to Companies House website. 

Please read the PDF document (10MB) below to find out more about the Elan Valley Trust:

Elan Valley Trust Strategic Plan 2019-2030