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Pontsticill Reservoir

By achieverswales
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 2 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.

Tags: Pen y fan Pontsticill Landscape and travel Brecon mountain railway Pontsticill reservoir

Voters: DeSilver, franken, Badgerfred and 23 more

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 10:04AM
Excellent capture Trev. Been some time since I last visited here.


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4 Mar 2011 10:11AM
Excellent composition, super image,
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Mar 2011 10:14AM
Very well composed, captured and presented, Trev, love the enormous plug-hole! Carol
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
4 Mar 2011 10:28AM
Thanks everyone, Ken not sure if you still work, but a friend and I go out every Wed, you do not live far from us so if you ever fancy a Wed trip let me know.


thebopper 9 8 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 10:35AM
Superb quality photograph. Makes it even better when there's a full description of the image with background information. Well done! Grin
4 Mar 2011 11:07AM
Nice blue sky refection on the water a bright clear image Trev click have a good weekend
4 Mar 2011 11:30AM
Wonderfully composed shot Trev with a good write up.

Alvar 11 23 2 France
4 Mar 2011 11:48AM
Excellent Trevor and usual fascinating narrative.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 11:59AM
Awesome image
great writeup
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 2:17PM
Impressive image! Quite captivated by the hole on the right hand side...
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
4 Mar 2011 4:16PM
Thanks for comments and votes everyone.


FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
4 Mar 2011 5:41PM
A lovely view Trevor, good detail and color,
4 Mar 2011 6:04PM
Nice one trev...Regards .. John
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
4 Mar 2011 6:11PM
Wonderful composition Trev and interesting write up, but do the Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club ever loose any members down the plug hole?

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
4 Mar 2011 6:15PM
Hi Trev
The plug hole is for lapsed members.


Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 6:46PM
What a shot Trev, and that gaping hole Wow !
I would have cloned out the left bottom and made it all the lake, only my opinion thoughGrin
Great shot
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
4 Mar 2011 7:00PM
Thanks everyone
Lillian I did not clone out left bottom because I was standing on that part and would have ended up in the water.


swanseamale47 10 124 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 8:08AM
That hole goes down a heck of way, it comes out under the pumping station below the dam wall, heaven help any boats who go in that.
Nicely done HDR Trev.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
7 Mar 2011 9:24AM
Hi Wayne not HDR.



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