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Visitor Centre:Llandegfedd Lake & Watersport Centre

  • Visit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

Visitor Centre, free entry

VW WATO

Stunning landscape

Stunning landscape

Stunning landscape

All of our accommodation, attractions, restaurants and pubs can now reopen with 6 people from 6 households allowed to sit together at indoors and outdoors hospitality. Please check ahead before visiting as many will require booking or might not have opened yet.

Please check the latest Welsh Government guidance here : https://gov.wales/coronavirus and plan your visit before setting off.

Stay safe, and look out for businesses with the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry kite mark for assurance that the business is following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid physical distancing.

Address

Llandegfedd Reservoir,
New Inn,
Pontypool,
NP4 0SY

Contact

Main Desk

Details

Llandegfedd Lake is just 20 miles from the Welsh capital of Cardiff and spans the beautiful, rolling landscaped countryside of Monmouthshire and Torfaen. This stunning visitor attraction is owned and cared for by Welsh Water for your enjoyment. With over 400 acres of water, woodlands & grasslands to explore, you can experience every type of benefit that being close to water has to offer.

VISITOR CENTRE
Pop in to pick up a leaflet with a map of our walking trails or chat to our friendly staff to get advice on things to see and do during your visit. This is where you book mini golf and collect your clubs or buy a fishing permit if you haven’t already done so online. You can also find out more about winter bird watching permits. Our Visitor Centre is fully accessible and disabled parking spaces can be found just outside.

LAKESIDE CAFE & GRAB & GO COFFEE SHOP
The waterside restaurant, with unrivalled panoramic views of the lake, offers a variety of freshly prepared food including hearty breakfasts, daily specials and popular favourites. All tastes are catered for with vegan and gluten free options. If you fancy a treat why not book in advance for a leisurely Afternoon Tea?

A truly dog-friendly attraction where four legged friends are most welcome to enjoy a good walk before taking a ‘paws’ on the restaurant balcony or in the downstairs Grab & Go Coffee Shop.

WATERSPORTS CENTRE
The Watersports Centre offers sailing experiences for adults, children and organised groups. Land and water based activities on offer include windsurfing, dinghy sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking and raft building – all with equipment hire (March to October).

FISHING AT LLANDEGFEDD LAKE
The lake is heavily stocked, with bank and boat fishing available for rainbow and brown trout. It is also a popular
venue for angling competitions. Permitted methods are fly-fishing and ledgered worm from the bank fishing areas and fly-fishing only from the boats. Fishing permits are available to book online or from our Grab & Go café on the ground floor of the Visitor Centre. Llandegfedd holds the UK Pike record of 46lb 13oz (that’s a whopper!).

WALKING AT LLANDEGFEDD
Get closer to nature by exploring one of our footpaths and way-marked walks, ideal for kids to play in, climb through and explore. Choose your own path from a gentle stroll through the fields to a brisk 6 mile hike around the lake and surrounding area.

Coed y Paen Walking Trail - Distance: 1.5m/2.5km - Difficulty: Easy - Time:1-2hrs
Lakeside Walking Trail - Distance: 6m/10km - Difficulty: Moderate/Hard - Time: 2 .5-4hrs
Pike Walking Trail - Distance: 1/1.5km - Difficulty: Easy - Time: 30mins
Up North and Back Walking Trail - Distance: 6m/4.5km - Difficulty: Moderate - Time: 1-2hrs

Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its richness in wildlife and large numbers of over-wintering wildfowl. Llandegfedd is one of the major sites for birds in Wales with over 240 species recorded. Gulls, breeding birds and passage migrants can be seen during spring and autumn.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Directions

See location of Llandegfedd Lake and Watersport Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: ST 327985  Lat: 51.68208 Long: -2.97367

Use NP4 0TA for Sat Nav and once in Sluvad Road ignore instructions to turn right into a narrow lane; continue straight ahead for 3/4 mile

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Cwmbran station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit
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