This is one of the places we went to last Wedenesday, below some brief information.
Pontsticill Reservoir located on the Southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Mid-Wales. It lies between the mountain of Pen y Fan (886m) to the North and the town of Merthyr Tydfil approximately 5 miles to the South. The lake is 2½ miles long and is part of a complex of 2 reservoirs, with Pontsticill the lower lake being the largest at 300 acres and with depths varying to over 100 feet. Pentwyn Reservoir (known locally as Dolygaer Lake), the upper lake, covers about 40 acres with an average depth of 18 feet.
Pontsticill provides excellent sailing and windsurfing at Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club which is open to non-members by arrangement. The dinghy sailing club is based on the east bank of Pontsticill Reservoir.
The lake is also popular with the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association with many species of fish including, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Bream, Tench, Pike, Carp, and Wild Brown Trout.
Walkers are well catered for with a variety of trails available in the area. But if you prefer to take it easy then the Brecon Mountain Railway runs alongside Pontsticill Reservoir.
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