The Elan Valley is a great day out at any time, but on on certain open days you can visit the inside of one of the dams between 1pm and 4pm.

The dates for 2017 are as follows:

  • Wednesday 31st May
  • Saturday 1st July
  • Thursday 3rd August
  • Wednesday 16th August
  • Saturday 2nd September
  • Thursday 2nd November

This is your chance to venture into the Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Reservoir wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Park at Penbont car park (adjacent to the Penbont  HouseTea Room) and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance.
There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.

Minimum donation £1 for adults and children. All proceeds go to WaterAid.

Please check the Elan Valley events page for any late changes to this schedule.