How to get here
By bicycle (Sustrans cycle route)
Sustrans route 6 runs adjacent to the reserve.
Llandrindod Wells (13 miles or 21 km away). Bus/taxi/cycle/walk from station north and west to Rhayader (10 miles or 16 km) via Crossgates (A44), Doldowlod (A470) or minor routes/paths. Postbus/taxi Rhayader to Elan Village (3 miles or 5 km) via B4518 or walk/cycle via rural, metalled walking/cycling trail.
Rhayader (3 miles or 5 km away). Postbus/taxi to Elan Village via B4518 or walk/cycle via rural, metalled walking/cycling trail.
Main access point is at Elan village where there is an RSPB information sign at the eastern end of the village where the village road enters woodland at a cattle grid. Elan village is just off the B4518 approximately three miles (5 km) south-west of the town of Rhayader, which straddles the A470 and A44, in central Wales.
Other ways to get to the reserve
There is a very pleasant rural, metalled walk and cycle path that links Rhayader town and Elan Village (c3 miles or 5 km) and continues on into the beautiful Elan Valley. Minor roads surrounding the reserve make good walking and cycling. There is no boat access or nearby airfield.