GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llangorse Lake

4 miles (6 km)

Follow good footpaths around the western side of this beautiful lake in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Llangorse is the largest natural lake in Wales and a must see of the region. It is located near to the town ofBreconand the village ofLlangors.
The walk starts at the northern end of the lake where parking is available. You then follow waymarked public footpaths through the pretty countryside to a lakeside viewpoint at Llangasty. Here you'll also find a 19th century lakeside church.
The lake is surrounded by some lovely scenery with green hills, fields and meadows. The area is also a nature reserve so look out for a variety of wildlife on your walk. These include otters, water voles, coots, swallows, swiftsand geese. Also of interest is the Crannog - an ancient man-made island of oak, willow and hazel wood.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then the Taff Trail is located nearby. You can pick it up in Talybont On Usk where you can also enjoy a riverside walk along the Usk Valley Walk.
Running just to the south east of the site is the Brecon Beacons Way. The epic long distance trail is a great way of exploring the national park on foot.


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Llangorse Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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On site there's the conveniently located Lake Cafe for some post walk refreshments. You can enjoy afternoon tea here with fine views over the lake.
Head into Llangors village and you can pay a visit to the Red Lion. The country pub does good food and has nice gardens to sit out in. You can find them at postcode LD3 7TY for your sat navs. Nearby there's also the Castle Inn which is another friendly place with outdoor seating.

Dog Walking

The lakeside path makes for a nice dog walk and the two pubs mentioned above are also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you head about 2 miles south of the lake you'll come to the little village of Talybont-on-Usk. Here you could pick up the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and stroll down to Talybont Reservoir. There's a lovely cycling and walking trail along the lake in the shape of the popular Taff Trail.
The circular Henry Vaughan Walk also starts and finishes in Talybont. The interesting literary walk follows in the footsteps of the 17th century poet Henry Vaughan. It visits the pretty Vaughan Garden and features a series of information panels with details of his life and works.
To the east is the climb to Mynydd Troed and Cockit Hill from Pengenffordd. There's great views down to the lake from here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Brecon Beacons Walks page.


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Llangorse Lake View NNE from Tymawr Farm across the lake dotted with sailing boats.

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The lake is the largest natural water-body in South Wales.

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Looking east with Mynydd Troed dominating the background.

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Lakeside Nature Reserve. A view across Llangors Lake (Llyn Safaddan) showing a section of the nature reserve along the southern margins and the slopes rising up to Mynydd Llangorse in the background

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Llangasty Tal-y-Llyn Church. You will find this little church to the south of the lake. It was built in the period 1848-56 in Gothic Revival Early English style, replacing a medieval church on the same site.

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View towards the Cranog from near the car park. The memorial bench looks out over the lake. The log which looks like a dug out canoe is just that. It must weigh a tonne and floats with very little free board.

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Penuel Baptist Chapel, Llangors village

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Footpath west from Llangasty Tal-y-llyn. Pasture land to the south of the lake.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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