GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Lliw Reservoir

2 miles (3 km)

This is a nice walk between Lower Lliw Reservoir and Upper Lliw Reservoir, using a section of the Gower Way long distance trail. It's about a 2 mile walk between the reservoirs, so 4 miles there and back. It's a resonably flat path with a moderate climb towards the end as you approach the upper reservoir. The reservoirs are in a delightfully quiet spot with lovely views of the surrounding hills and countryside. Look out for wildlife including Canadian geese on the water.
The walk starts of from the Lower Lliw Reservoir car park. There's also a visitor centre and cafe which sells a variety of cakes and snacks at reasonable prices.
After leaving the car park you follow the trail north along the eastern side of the lower reservoir. It then continues along the Afon Lliw (River Lliw) to the upper reservoir. If you would like to extend your walk you can continue north along the Gower Way through the woodland at the upper reservoir to Penlle'r Castell where the trail actually starts/finishes. Here it links with St Illtyd's Walk which you can use to further explore the area.
The site is located a few miles north of Swansea.

Lliw Reservoir Postcode

SA5 7NH
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lliw Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lliw Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

North end of Upper Lliw reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 95718

118 Upper Lliw Valley Reservoir 25th Sept 2010 (37) (6378213783)

Lower Lliw Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 740669

Dam wall and weir at Lower Lliw Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 60568

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Lliw Reservoir.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Lliw Reservoir.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

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