GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Beacons Reservoir

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy a lovely stroll around this pretty reservoir in the fantastic Brecon Beacons. The nearby mountains of Pen Y Fan and Corn Du make a simply stunning backdrop to the walk. The walk also includes woodland sections on the western side of the reservoir and several waterside sections.
If you're looking for a more challenging walk you could climb Pen Y Fan. The start point for this walk is near the northern end of the reservoir. This walk also makes use of the Brecon Beacons Way so you could pick this up and head deeper into this beautiful national park.


CF48 2HY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south from the site along the Taff Trail and it will take you to Cantref Reservoir, the waterfalls at the pretty Nant Ddu and Llwyn-on Reservoir where there's a nice circular trail. You'll also pass through the Garwnant Forest where there's a good visitor centre and several waymarked trails.
The epic Cambrian Way passes the lake. The long distance waymarked route starts from the city of Cardiff and runs for nearly 300 miles through the Brecon Beacons, the Cambrian Mountains and Snowdonia before finishing on the North Wales coast at Conwy.


Beacons Reservoir - - 70657

Beacons Reservoir

Beacons Reservoir - - 30804

View of the southern end, looking west across the dam.

Beacons Reservoir dam, with spillway in full spate - - 1169665

Wonderful photo of the reservoir dam, with spillway in full spate

Grassy slopes of Gwaun Crew - - 890151

Grassy slopes of Gwaun Crew. This hillside rears up above the A470 as it passes the reservoir. Few folk venture onto the hill so it remains for the sheep - the one in the view was asleep despite the roar of Sunday traffic below.


GPS Files

GPX File

Beacons Reservoir.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Beacons Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)