|Paddleable||low to spate|
in Mid Wales · South Wales
Relaxed 1.5km of flat from the dam down to the first (big) fall that most will portage. Easy grade 3 follows until a hard double drop immediately below a footbridge perched between two boulders. Grade 3/4 from this drop down to the takeout.
Dam released, so often runs when other rivers are too low.
Head up to the Claerwen Reservoir (through Elan Village) from the A470 at Rhayader. The takeout is at a small bridge at the head of Caban-Coch Reservoir, and the putin is just below the Dam at the foot of Claerwen Reservoir itself.