Upper and Lower Neuadd Reservoirs
These two pretty reservoirs are located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park near to the town of Merthyr Tydfil. It's a remote spot and a lovely place for a peaceful walk in stunning surroundings.
The walk starts from the Neuadd car park at Taf Fechan Forest, just south of the reservoirs. From here you can follow country lanes and other tracks up to the water. You can then follow trails along the eastern side of the reservoirs with Tor Glas towering above you on your right. It's a beautiful place with fine views across the water to the other surrounding hills and mountains.
Upper and Lower Neuadd Reservoirs PostcodeCF48 2UT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Upper and Lower Neuadd Reservoirs Pubs/Cafes
The excellent Old Barn Tea Room is located right next to the Taf Fechan Forest near the start of the route. It's a great place to enjoy a ploughmans lunch or a delicious cream tea after your exercise. The tea room is in a lovely spot with a delightful garden area where you can relax if the weather is fine. You can find it just to the south of the car park at postcode CF48 2UT for your sat navs. It's also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head south through Taf Fechan Forest and you could visit Pentwyn and Pontsticill Reservoir. You can follow the Taff Trail to the reservoirs and then continue into Merthyr Tydfil to visit the impressive Cyfarthfa Castle.
The climb to Fan Y Big and the Cribyn starts just to the east or you could start it from the same car park as on this walk. The climb gives fabulous views back down to the water.
Talybont Reservoir is also located just to the east and the Llwyn-on Reservoir just to the south west.