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12-19-2008, 06:11 PM
a quick trip around lake vyrnwy wales
12-19-2008, 06:18 PM
12-19-2008, 06:39 PM
It's lovely around there: we go camping whenever the opportunity arises.
That looks like one of the Elan Valley dams, which controls the water the supply of water for all of Birmingham. It runs in a Victorian pipeline directly from the last reservoir to Frankley reservoir, which I'm sure you'll know Chris? The ninety mile long pipeline was constructed when the dams were made, you can see it at various points on the A44 heading back into England.
When the pipeline was opened it took eight days for the water to make it through.
12-20-2008, 06:36 AM
thats not part of elan valley
this one is down from bala lake and feeds liverpool opened about 1910
although elan valley is a great place to vist and yes feeds birmingham with water
from were we live in wolverhampton it takes about 1 hour to get there great bit of country air
12-20-2008, 07:33 AM
Chris Nice pics of the old homeland south of the boarder..sort of reminds me of the same one down home, amoung a few of our older weirs.that exceed the 100 mark.:smilewink:
12-20-2008, 08:09 PM
Bala lake - is that the one with the nuts open road around its edge, leading out to Porthmadog?
Looks like Lake Vyrnwy to me
and for anyone interested in reservoirs & kayaking look at this:-
12-22-2008, 03:10 PM
Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures, Chris. :clapping:
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