An Adventure in the Elan Valley in a Mini!
In which British people overheat, have a look at Rhayader, eat ice cream, and explore the Elan valley.
We head off to the Elan Valley by way of a brief road trip along the River Wye, stopping briefly in Rhayader and then up the Elan Valley to see the dams and the pretty views.
Hello! We’re on a little adventure.
A mini adventure if you like, an adventure in a mini.
We’re going to a place called Rhy Rhayader Rhy Rhy Rhydar, Rhydu, Radar! Radar?
Stupid thing is I listened to it this morning to find out how it was supposed to be pronounced and I instantly forgot.
Jo- Wow that’s a bit of road. Yeah, terrible piece of road.
We’re going to this place, it’s in Wales, it is the first town along the length of the River Wye from its source end.
And we’re going up there because we’re going to be filming some stuff for WyeValley.TV- it’s a channel that celebrates everything to do with the Wye Valley. Because the Wye Valley is a stunning place, the entire length of it’s gorgeous.
While we’re up there we’re going to the Elan Valley, which is famous for its Dams.
Manchester, Manchester or Birmingham? They realised that this was an area that had incredibly clear, very pure, water, and was an ideal water supply for Manchester or Birmingham- insert town name here.
Jo- It’s Manchester (It’s Birmingham.) if they put lots of dams along the Elan River that they would be able to supply themselves with lots and lots and lots of fresh water.
Prior to this all happening Rhayader was just a tiny little village. And then Manchester (Birmingham) went- ‘we’ll be havin’ a bit of wa’er from you’ obviously not in that accent.
They sent lots of Navvies to go and build these dams.
Er, we’ve arrived.
We’re going to sit and have a couple of sandwiches cool cats that we are.
Jo- It’s the British thing to do (Ian repeat and agrees)
Jo-is to sit in a car park eating sandwiches.
And then we’re going to go and catch some footage of the town.
Which will be for the WyeValley.TV, and then we’ll do other things.
But either way, it’s all going to be lovely.
Lovely and nice.
Am I in focus now?
Well it’s a good thing to be is to be in focus.
So onwards and upwards.
We’ve just been driving past a whacking great big reservoir
And we are going to drive up now to another whacking great big reservoir.
Jo- cause that’s how we roll.
That is apparently how we roll.
We’re having a look at what there is to film, because we’re just losing the light today and if we keep stopping and filming everything we need to film we’re going to miss bits, so we will come up here on another day, and we’ll make a whole day of just doing the Elan Valley bit.
Basically what we have done is the world most boring pub crawl,
we’ve filmed the outside of every single pub in…Rhayader
We’re gonna go with Rhayader, that’s easiest, and yeah, we didn’t go in any of them. We rock.
I don’t mind coming back again, do you?
No, I like this, I think it’s lovely up here.
Jo- We’ve got to have a bit of back of cyclist footage, otherwise how would you know it’s the countryside on a Saturday?
We’ve driven from Rhayader, Radar, whichever one it is, to the Elan Valley, where we have spectacular stunning scenery.
Everybody seems to be out. This is the view.
Ba ba baaaa
I think that’s it.
Hello there, thank you for joining us on our wonderful adventure through Rhayader and the Elan Valley
It’s been an absolutely stunning day, but now the shadows have descended and we’re going home.
And we’re possibly going to have Fish and Chips on the way, because that is the standard thing to do.
Thank you for join us… for joining us. And er… and joining us, thank you.
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