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Alwen Dam

About Alwen Dam

The reservoir and dam were constructed between 1909 and 1921 to provide piped water to Birkenhead. Today the reservoir supplies water to homes across north-east Wales producing about 5 million gallons of water a day.

The Alwen reservoir is now encircled by the family friendly Alwen Trail - a new 7 mile / 15.5km way-marked route for walkers and cyclists to explore this beautiful area.

 

How to get there:

Alwen Dam is in Alwen which is part of Hiraethog Forest.
Follow the A5 to Cerrigydrudion and then take the B4501 north from there to the Alwen Reservoir Forestry Commission Wales car park on the left shortly after the Pont yr Alwen junction. Alternatively take the B4501 from Denbigh. The turning is on the right after the visitor centre.
Cerrigydrudion is the nearest town or village.
OS Grid Reference: SH 955 530
For details of public transport visit http://www.traveline-cymru.info/

Other places to go in Alwen

Alwen Dam from the Alwen Trail

Facilities:

Parking

Activities

WalkingFishingWildlife ActivitiesView Point
Cycling Alwen Trail
HorseRiding.gif Open Access for horse riders.

Contact:

Mike Whitley
Local Area Manager
0300 068 0300
e-mail:

What's of interest

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Short walks on the lake shore and great views from the dam itself. Fishing is what brings most people here and permits are available from the Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre 1.5 miles away to the north.

Trails around Llyn Brenig and the Alwen


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