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Carsington water is located a short distance from the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.
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Visit one of our most spectacular visitor sites, Llyn Clywedog

Llyn Clywedog

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A little about Llyn Clywedog

Majestic views across mid Wales, and a 72m high dam holding back 50,000 megalitres of water, makes this one of our most spectacular visitor sites.

Why was Llyn Clywedog created here?

  • The creation of the reservoir was driven by the increasing demands on the River Severn as a water source for Birmingham and the English midlands.

How long did it take to build the dam?

  • Approximately four years to build; work started in 1963 after the passing of an Act of Parliament ordering its construction and finished in 1967.

What is Llyn Clywedog’s role in the water supply network?

  • It is not linked directly to the water supply network but instead, exists to regulate the flow of water to the River Severn during the winter months, and to ensure a minimum flow during the summer.  

 

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