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How to get here

By bicycle (Sustrans cycle route)

Sustrans route 6 runs adjacent to the reserve.

By train

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.

By bus

Rhayader (3 miles or 5 km away). Postbus/taxi to Elan Village via B4518 or walk/cycle via rural, metalled walking/cycling trail.

By road

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.

Sat nav POI file

If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

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.

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 52.27459,-3.56091
  • Grid reference: SN936652
  • Nearest town: Rhayader, Powys
  • County: Powys
  • Country: Wales

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