With a morning to myself before my course began I went off exploring today, heading first to the nearby Gwenffrd-Dinas RSPB reserve. Compared to other such reserves I've visited it was quite a demanding walk alongside the River Tywi and I found myself clambering up and down hill, over large rocks and tree roots. The scenery was absolutely spectacular though and well worth the effort. Having completed the circuit I then headed further along the road in my car and took some time to explore the area around Llyn Brianne. Llyn Brianne is a reservoir formed by the construction of the world's largest clay core dam across the River Tywi. When all three turbines are in use the hydro-electric generating station at the base of the spillway generates enough electricity to power 6500 homes. By the time I'd photographed the dam I was beginning to feel peckish so I headed along the twisty road around the reservoir, through the pine forests and on to Llanwrtyd Wells for a well earned lunch after my morning's exertions.
Exploring the River Tywi
by Helen Hooker June. 26, 2014 3991 views
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