Elan Retreats

About us:

The Elan Valley is a special place, with a unique landscape, story and history. Our reservoirs provide 360 million litres of water to Birmingham every day.

Elan Links is a five-year scheme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It aims to protect the heritage in the Elan Valley and boost the opportunities available.

Our retreats are provided via this scheme. We want to encourage people from the Birmingham area to connect with where their water comes from.

The packages are delivered by Tir Coed, who is one of the partners in the Elan Links Scheme alongside Elan Valley Trust, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water,Community Arts Rhayader and District (CARAD) and Natural Resources Wales.


The Elan Valley, Powys has been supplying water to Birmingham for over 100 years. These retreats give people the chance to connect with the natural environment.

The retreats are available to organisations working with people from disadvantaged groups.

We will work with you to create a package of accommodation and activities that’s right for your group.

Depending on your choices, the costs can be covered by the Elan Links scheme, but you will need to organise and finance your own transport. Stays typically last for one to two nights.

Find out more about the accommodation and activities available below:

Register your interest:

Fill in the interest form: https://goo.gl/forms/zOeMeU9sX...

Contact us via:

Phone: 01597 811527

Email: retreats@elanvalley.org.uk 




Enquiry Form

Tir Coed is a charity that connects people with land (Tir) and woods (Coed) by delivering outdoor training, learning and wellbeing programmes across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

This online form will allow you to register with Tir Coed so that we can connect you with one of our outdoor training courses or wellbeing activities. By completing this form, you can help us to learn more about you, your interests, and any support you may need from us to participate in an outdoor activity. Please note that we sometimes experience high demand for our training courses so, regrettably, we cannot guarantee you an immediate place on a training course. A Tir Coed County Co-ordinator will shortly be in touch to discuss the training courses and/or wellbeing activities that are available to you.

Tir Coed is a registered charity (#1115229) and Limited Company (#03918116).
Tir Coed, Unit 6G Science Park, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, SY23 3AH.

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