GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llys y Fran Reservoir Country Park

6 miles (9 km)

This 350 acre country park contains a beautiful 212 acre reservoir with a waterside cycling and walking path. The park includes grassland and woodland with cycle hire available in the park. As well as the 6.5 mile reservoir perimeter track, there is also a 1.5 mile trail suitable for families.
In 2020 the site has been extensivley redeveloped with a new visitor centre refurbishment, new outdoor activity centre and waterside cabin, bike pump skills area and new cycle tracks offering over 14km of trails to explore. Check the link below for opening times.


SA63 4RR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Llys y Fran Reservoir Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llys y Fran Reservoir Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The park is a great place for a dog walk but your advised to keep them on leads as there are cyclists on the path. The woodland trails surrounding the water are also ideal for exploring with your pet.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

About 3 miles south west of the park you'll find Scolton Manor Country Park. There's 60 acres of parkland and woodland surrounding this Victorian manor house, making it a worthy addition to your outing.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Llys-y-fran Reservoir and Country Park. There is a visitor centre on the site with a restaurant and a gift shop and many outdoor events are organised throughout the year. In this picture you can see the information board and the reservoir behind. Taken on a glorious summer day in 2001.

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A view of the reservoir from the dam in the spring of 2007. The 200 acre reservoir was built between 1968 and 72 to provide water for south Pembrokeshire and the oil industry. Provision was made to increase the capacity of the reservoir if necessary but although this was not done, a few years ago a 20% increase was achieved by raising the levels of the outflows. The reservoir is used for recreational purposes including fishing, boating and walking around the circumference.

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A view of the reservoir taken from the car park on the far side of the dam

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Standing below the impressive dam

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Millstones in the village of Llys-y-fran, April 2007. The village of Llys-y-fran with its church and a cluster of houses and farms is easily missed by visitors to the adjacent country park and reservoir. This farm entrance with its old millstones and spacious barn dates from a time when agriculture was profitable and tourism unheard-of. Llys-y-fran means court of the raven (or crow, or rook).

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Mixed woodland at the park. At the top end of the country park the deciduous woodland around the reservoir changes to a mixture with larch and other conifers dominating. The footpath leads out to a minor road from Castell Hendre/Henry's Moat.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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