Cwm Rheidol - Visitation Rights
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Parking available in the Visitor Centre car park.
Please bring your own pen to sign the log book.
The Cwm Rheidol reservoir is part of the Rheidol Hydro Electric scheme which is the largest of it's kind in England and Wales.
Since 1962, the scheme has generated renewable energy by using the rainwater that falls on the surrounding Plynlimon Mountains.
The scheme is made up of an interconnected group of reservoirs, dams, pipelines, aqueducts and power stations, and covers a total area of 162 square kilometres. The annual energy production is about 85 GWh ... enough to power 20,000 homes!
see www.statkraft.com for more information.
The visitor's centre, with state of the art facilities, is open all week from the beginning of May until late September. Both admission and guided tours of the Power Station nearby are free of charge.
In addition to the multimedia rooms with local film and interactive screens, the centre includes a cafeteria and a classroom that school children can use.
Open Easter Bank Holiday Weekend and from 1st May – 30th September.
Opening hours 10.15am – 4.15pm.
Guided tours of the power station at set times need to be booked in advance...please see notice boards for details.
Next door to the visitor's centre is the 'Butterfly House' which is the largest butterfly farm in Wales, with more than 30 sub-species and 450 butterflies.
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