We took a family trip to Elan Valley, a beautiful 70 square mile of lake and countryside also known as the Welsh Lake District situated just a little west of Rhayader, in Powys, Wales.
We hired bikes to follow a route around the Elan Valley Reservoirs and Elan Village that gave us some stunning scenery to enjoy despite the overcast weather.
There are plenty of places to stop off along the way with a mix of fascinating architecture, beautiful nature and wildlife as well as the popular arts and crafts village.
You need plenty of time to enjoy the whole route, but just taking ourselves up to the Cavan Coch Reservoir we were able to stop off along the way and explore the water side and natural beauty of the woods that bank along the reservoir itself.
Designed by architect Herbert Tudor Buckland a large part of the valley is designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and you can appreciate why it is such a popular cycle trail.
The visitor's centre is busy and the cafe offers plenty of variety for those wanting either a snack or something more substantial and with a wonderful array of hot and cold drinks.
Given the better weather, we would have stayed the whole day and maybe followed the whole route on our bikes as it is mostly flat and easy to ride, even with two small children.
The photo doesn't do the site justice but you can appreciate there is a lot of history and beauty to discover in this popular area of Wales.
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