This walk visits the pretty Cantref Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons near Merthyr Tydfil.
The walk starts from the car park at Beacons Reservoir just to the north of the reservoir. From here you can follow the Taff Trail south to the site. At the southern end of the reservoir there's a footpath branching off to the north east which will take you right along the lake on the dam. There's fine views here across the water to the surrounding forest and hills. After taking in the views from the dam you return to the car park on the same paths.
Cantref Reservoir PostcodeCF48 2HY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Cantref Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cantref Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cantref Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cantref Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Cantref Reservoir Pubs/Cafes
The nearby Garwnant Forest has a good cafe for refreshments. There's seating inside and out and it's also dog friendly if you have your pet with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south of the site you'll find the Garwnant Forest. There's a car park and visitor centre here which offer an alternative start point to the walk. You can also pick up the circular trail around Llwyn-on Reservoir from here.