It appears that the Elan Valley Trust are struggling to decide what to do about the bridges that provide and have provided access into Elan Village. There are two by the entrance to the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. The one in use is a Bailey bridge built when the original suspension bridge became frail. The […]
Spotted flycatchers, redstarts and wagtails enjoy our garden.
I referred in a recent post, headed “Countryfile”, to “Our garden, which is a rather odd garden worked on, occasionally, by a rather odd gardener.” That reference reflected the way in which I had begun to think of the garden. The central section had, ambitiously, been planned as a forest garden. It is a fairly […]
Even though the chestnut trees have gone from the Elan Village the Spring is bringing out the colours and the river banks are recovering, ready for visitors to enjoy.
We don’t get a huge amount of snow in the valley, some years none at all, but, of course, in line with all other parts of the UK we have had more these last few years. Powys County Council have been very good at keeping roads in good condition. It is quite noticeable as we […]
The downside of feeding small birds in the garden is that it attracts visitors that are not so welcome.
List of 35 birds seen in one week in Elan Village, and some thoughts on feeding Siskins.
Face to face with an otter, who was the most surprised? The otter took our meeting in it’s stride, but it was intensely exciting for us.
The Elan Valley Police Cadet Camp later became a base camp for the Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing of the ATC, it is now redundant but still attracts many previous attendees to remember how it was.
Our cottage is actually in the Elan Valley, a short walk to the lowest of the dams and the Visitor Centre. Many sites that say they are near to, or convenient for, the valley could well be up to an hour away.