We did this ride to check out the route for a club ride sometime in September. As well as having a good ride it was an opportunity to get away in the van and camp.
The Elan Valley reservoirs were built around the 1890's by the Birmingham Water Corporation to provide clean drinking water for Birmingham. Rivers were dammed to create these lakes.
As you can see it's a bleak but beautiful area, and we were very lucky with the weather, no rain!! Its not a ride you want to be doing in pouring rain as there's no escape.
These are the remains of the silver and lead mines. Mining has been done here since Roman times and reached a peak in the 18th. century. Many miners died young with an average age of 32, mainly due to lead poisoning.
This arch was built in 1809 to commemorate the jubilee of King George 111. It was built over the old toll road 1 1/2 miles from devils Bridge.
All pictures taken on Nikon Coolpix L27