GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llyn Brianne

14 miles (22 km)

Enjoy a walk or cycle along this beautiful reservoir in central Wales. The reservoir sits at the head of the River Towy with a dam 299 feet high and 951 feet long. There's a lovely country lane running along the eastern side of the water. It climbs high above the reservoir with wonderful views over the water to the surrounding countryside and hills. The lane is ideal for a quiet cycle ride in beautiful surroundings.
The route starts from the car park at the southern end of the water and follows the track through the Tywi Forest before finishing at the bridge at the northern end of the reservoir. Look out for red squirrels as you pass through the forest. You can view the scenery and follow the route using the google street view link below.
To extend your walking in the area you could head south to the Gwenffrwd-dinas RSPB Nature Reserve which is just to the south of the reservoir. Here you can enjoy great views of the River Towy and look out for red kites and a variety of butterflies.
Just to the north west of the lake you will find Soar y mynydd aCalvinist Methodist Church sitting in the valley of the riverCamddwrin theCambrian Mountains. It's claim to fame is that it is the remotest chapel in allWales.
To the north east of the lake you will find the village of Abergwesyn, Vicarage Meadows and the pretty Nant Irfon National Nature Reserve. There's some nice woodland trails here with lots of bluebells in the spring.

Llyn Brianne Postcode

SA20 0PG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Llyn Brianne OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llyn Brianne Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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GPS Files

GPX File

Llyn Brianne.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Llyn Brianne.mmo (right click - 'Save As')