Plan your visit
Open at all times.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Car park cost
- There is a parking charge for Elan Valley Centre car park.
- Please phone RSPB Ynys-hir on 01654 700222 or the Welsh Water Dŵr Cymru Elan Valley Centre on 01597 810880 for more information.
No visitor centre
Car park off-site
Accessible toilets off-site
How to get here
The nearest station is Llandrindod Wells (13 miles or 21 km away).
Rhayader (3 miles or 5 km away). Postbus/taxi to Elan Village via B4518 or walk/cycle via rural, metalled walking/cycling trail.
Sustrans route 6 runs adjacent to the reserve.
The main access point is at the eastern end of Elan Village where the village road crosses a cattle grid and enters woodland. Once across the cattle grid you are in the reserve. 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. There are no car parking facilities on the reserve, however parking is available at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre, for a small charge and is only a 5 to 10 minute walk away through the quiet road of Elan Village.
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.
There is a very pleasant rural, metalled walk and cycle path that links Rhayader town and Elan Village (3 miles or 5 km) and continues on into the beautiful Elan Valley. Minor roads surrounding the reserve make good walking and cycling.
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- Carngafallt Reserve, Glanrafon, Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HW
- 01654 700222