Nestled in the Taf Fechan valley lies a fascinating structure which is currently being preserved to help supply future generations with water, this structure is the Upper Neuadd Reservoir Dam.
Walking to the site offers some truly spectacular views along the way with tall hills reaching up either side enclosing you into the valley. Pen y Fan overlooks the valley alongside Corn Du.
The dam was constructed between 1896-1902 to help regulate water but in the last few years has suffered serious leaks which have weakened this behemoth of a structure.
Water within the reservoir has been drained so that Welsh Water can make repair works as it is estimated this reservoir will be required for future water supply.
All that remains of this once huge reservoir is a small channel of water which still continues to make it's way down through the valley.
It was easy to feel dwarfed by the dam whilst stood directly underneath it looking up towards the gothic tower. The reservoir itself is shielded either side by two large hills; the stillness and quietness is mesmerising.
Thankfully this beast of a dam has been made a Grade II listed structure so plans are being made to keep the dam preserved ready for use in the future. Hopefully we will see the reservoir return to normal service as I have heard on still days the water turns to glass and creates a beautiful reflection of the surrounding hills.
Found facts and history quite hard to come across for this one so thought I would fill it more with photos and less chat! Thank you for reading!