Blaen Bran Reservoir
This circular walk visits the Blaen Bran Reservoirs near Cwmbran in Torfaen county.
The site includes pleasant nature trails taking you around the two small reservoirs and into the surrounding woodland. You can find the reservoirs just to the north west of Cwmbran and just south of Pontypool. There is a car parking area at the site, just south east of the reservoirs at a postcode of NP44 5AT for your sat navs. From here you can pick up the trails heading north west to the lakes and a waterfall. Then climb above the water to the north for some great views. You can extend the walk by climbing onto the moorland around Mynydd Twyn-glas.
PostcodeNP44 5AT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Blaen Bran Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Blaen Bran Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Blaen Bran Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Blaen Bran Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The woodland and waterside trails are ideal for dog walking. You will probably see other owners on your visit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
In nearby Pontypool you could visit the lovely Pontypool park and pick up the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and follow it to the popular Goytre Wharf. Llandegfedd Reservoir and the World Heritage site at Blaenavon are also not too far away.