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August 30 Visits to Usk Reservoir August 30, 2011

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Usk Reservoir photo by Andrew


A number of our visitors have commented that they have thoroughly enjoyed their visits to Usk Reservoir. Last week’s visitors have kindly sent us their wonderful photos of the reservoir  after they too loved the vistas and walks around the area.

Usk Reservoir photo by Andrew


 Usk Reservoir from Brecon Beacons National Park www.breconbeacons.org
The Usk Reservoir is in a remote area surrounded by forest and moor-land overlooking Mynydd Du or the Black Mountain. There is an 8km circular trail which winds its way around the reservoir.

 Further information

The surface is a mix of compacted-stone forestry tracks and tarmac roads.  There are lots of opportunities for shorter strolls, both on tarmac and on the tracks. The trail is undulating with some long slopes – heading in a clockwise direction means that many of the longer slopes will be downhill. The route is also used by cyclists. Fishing is available with concessionary rates – pay in the shed on the north side of the reservoir. There are also good views of the lake and surrounding countryside from the car parks.


How to get there: The reservoir is located 6 miles from Trecastle and is signposted on the Llanddeusant road.

 OS Grid Reference: Explorer Map OL12 or Landranger Map 160 – SN 834 286.

Facilities: The nearest facilities are in Trecastle (pubs) and Sennybridge (shops and petrol stations).


Thank you Andrew and Janet for sending the photographs – we are pleased you enjoyed your honeymoon at Lletty Cottage especially all the walks you completed around the Reservoir.


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