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.
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.