Enjoy a long circular walk around this beautiful reservoir near Cwmbran and Newport. The complete trail runs for about 10km (6.2) miles through the countryside and woodland surrounding the reservoir. Please note that some parts of the trail are closed between October 1st to March 1st.
The walk starts from the visitor centre car park at the southern end of the water. It then heads along the western side of the water towards Glascoed, before returning on the eastern side. There's some moderate climbing involved with the walk reaching a peak height of over 450ft. From the high points there are great views backs down to the reservoir. Along the way there are also a number of pleasant woodland trails, pretty streams and hay meadows where you can see wildflowers in the summer months.
The reservoir is a great place for bird watching with a number of hides dotted along the route. Look out for birds including wigeon, teal, pochard, goldeneye and ruddy duck as you make your way around the site.
Llandegfedd Reservoir is located just to the east of Pontypool. You can continue your walking here by picking up the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.