11. A stroll around Llwyn-On Reservoir

Llwyn-On Reservoir is surrounded by hills and forests in the central Brecon Beacons.

Further information:
A stone dust path runs parallel to the A470 on the east side of the reservoir. This path starts from several roadside lay-bys with lakeside picnic areas, close to some accessible fishing spots. There is also an accessible bird hide in the middle of a reed bed. Information boards can be found around the reservoir. At present there isn’t a safe, accessible circular walk around the whole reservoir. The path is undulating with some short gradients of up to 1:6. Fishing permits can be bought at Garwnant Visitor Centre.


How to get there: Llwyn-on Reservoir is by the A470 6km north of Merthyr Tydfil.
 
Nearest town/Village: Merthyr Tydfil.
 
OS Grid Reference: Explorer Map OL12 or Landranger Map 160 - SO 001 117.
 
Distance: The main path is just under 1.5km in length, with a further 2.5km route along a level minor road on the west side of the reservoir.
 
Contact: Welsh Water on 01495 769281.
 
Facilities: Garwnant Visitor Centre, 200m north of the reservoir, has toilets and refreshments.
 
Parking: There is a choice of lay-bys alongside the A470.
 
Toilets: The nearest toilets, including disabled access toilets, are at Garwnant Visitor Centre.

Useful lealfets, publications and websites:
Garwnant Forest Centre