Peace and quiet at Llandegfedd

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Reservoir a site of special scientific interest

A 434-acre site set in the rolling hills of south-east Wales, between Usk and Pontypool, Llandegfedd Reservoir Country Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

A world away from the frantic pace of modern life, there are two miles of footpaths around the reservoir to enjoy, as well as opportunities for angling and sailing.

The state-of-the-art Watersports and Visitor Centre was awarded Welsh Building of the Year 2016 by the Royal Society of Architects.

A watersports tuition and equipment hire service (formerly known as Gwent Adventures) runs from the centre, providing courses and activities in sailing, windsurfing, power boating, stand-up paddle-boarding, canoeing and kayaking.

The reservoir, heavily stocked with rainbow and brown trout, is a popular venue for fishing and angling competitions.

Children can play, climb and explore in the woodland, while adults can enjoy beautiful scenery and the array of wildfowl that visit and reside around the reservoir.

Owned by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, the aim is that their recreation sites act as hubs for health and enjoyment, a shop window for people to enjoy their environment and learn how they can help Welsh Water improve their part of the world.

Visit the Llandegfedd Reservoir Country Park website