Welsh Water Visitor Attractions – A dam fine day out

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Come and experience every type of benefit that being close to water has to offer at one of our Visitor Attractions. Each has its own unique personality yet all have health, well-being and recreation at its heart.

So climb on board, cast a line, take a walk, gaze at the sky, get on your bike or grab a bite at...
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Elan Valley

Mid Wales

Part of the rugged Cambrian Mountains, the Elan Valley sprawls across 72 square miles of outstanding scenic beauty. The unspoilt landscapes, home to thriving plant and wildlife are made even more compelling by the Victorian dams, reservoirs and welcoming Visitor Centre. An International Dark Sky Park, Elan Valley’s natural beauty shines bright day and night.
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Llyn Brenig

Llyn Brenig

North Wales

A truly special forested site with trout fishery, cycle hire, adventure playground, visitor centre and café with views for days from the balcony. Llyn Brenig is also home to rare nesting Ospreys that can be seen from April to the end of August. With 23km of shoreline stretching around one of the largest areas of inland water in Wales it is recognised as one of the best top-of-the-water fisheries in the UK.
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Llandegfedd Lake Usk

South Wales

Set among the beautiful rolling landscape of the Usk Valley just 20 miles from Cardiff, Llandegfedd Lake is the perfect place to enjoy water sports, fishing, walking, wildlife watching and picnicking. A truly dog-friendly visitor attraction where four legged friends are welcome to enjoy the stunning views from the restaurant balcony or rest and ‘paws’ for thought inside the new Grab & Go café.
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West Wales

Set in the foothills of the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire, Llys-y-Frân Lake and Activity Centre reopened in June 2021 after an extensive refurbishment. It now offers a new Visitor Centre, café, mountain biking, pump skills area, walking trails, water and land activities, fishing and adventure playground, and a cycle hub with 14km of cycle trails.

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Lisvane & Llanishen Reservoirs

South Wales

Located in north Cardiff, our newest visitor attraction is a natural resource of significant ecological value and encompasses two Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for waxcap fungi and overwintering birds. Open-water swimming is part of the watersports programme which also includes sailing, canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding. There's over 5km of trails and our new visitor centre offers spectacular views across the reservoirs and mouthwatering menus in the cafe.

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Fishing in the reservoirs of Wales

Welsh Water owns 91 reservoirs varying in size and manages the single largest group of Stillwater trout fisheries in the UK.

Guide to Fishing the Reservoirs of Wales

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