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Swansea Ramblers Walk



Llanelli - Cwm Lliedi Reservoir




Walk Start / Finish Location:
Car Park between the upper and lower Cwm Lliedi reservoirs

Walk Distance: 2 miles (1.5 hours)

Walk Level: Easy - some uneven sections

Parking: Car Park between the upper and lower Cwm Lliedi reservoirs (Free)

Transport: Traveline - www.traveline.info   - or - Telephone 0871 200 22 33




Walk Description



This walk makes a circuit of the reservoir so keep the water to your right & you shouldn't go far wrong!
A popular area for anglers and dog walkers and is mostly flat and even.
There are some good views of the water and you should see wildfowl using it.

The single track road passes the farm of Ystradfai at a bend.
The eagle eyed might spot the back of this farm later on from the woodland path.
Continue down the road and park on the left side of the road in the car park.
Take the path in the corner of the car park and over the footbridge.
This is an easy to follow route and soon brings you in sight of the water's edge.
You will probably pass a few anglers on the way, especially if you do the walk towards the end of the day.
Go through the woodland, passing through a kissing gate and continuing until the path comes to a viewpoint on the bend of the reservoir.
A vast open area of water lies before you.
Take in the view then rejoin the path, Continue straight on, ignoring a left fork.
The woodland path emerges onto an area with seats and a more even path to the dam wall.
Turn right to cross the dam then continue to follow the path that runs parallel with the reservoir.
Eventually a second dam wall (a weir) appears - which you might have noticed earlier from the other side.
Continue straight on along the well defined path.
The water of the reservoir gives way to a marshy area providing a different habitat for wildlife.
A gate takes you onto the single track road again.
Turn right and after a few yards you arrive back at the car park.


Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide these routes but accept no responsibility for those walking them.

If you would like to go on a walk but would prefer to do so with a group of people then click on our Programme section to see what walks we are leading.

We have walks for varying levels of ability and you get the chance to see the countryside in places you might never go by yourself!






Maps of the Walk






Ordnance Survey map of the route to walk
Resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information






This aerial map is resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)

A 25,000 Ordnance Survey map of the area
can be viewed by clicking on the above 'View Larger Map' option
(applies only if the above is a Bing map, not a Google map )



Peoples Collection link

The route of this walk has been added to The National Museum of Wales' Peoples Collection Web site.
A choice of aerial imagery or historic Ordnance Survey mapping is available.
Click the map to enter their web site (opens in a new browser window)
or copy and paste this link into a new browser window.
http://www.peoplescollectionwales.co.uk/Trail/787-llanelli---cwm-lliedi-reservoir




Photographs of the Walk


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Park here and follow the path over the footbridge


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Cross the footbridge


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Follow the path keeping the water to your right


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The path comes to a waterside clearing


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There is an extensive view of the reservoir


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Continue straight on


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The path meets the road at the bottom of the reservoir


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Continue around the reservoir


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Go past the weir


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The stone weir and the path are at right angles
(the perspective of the photograph distorts the angle)



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Turn right onto the road


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After a few yards you will return to the car park




More information about walking in Wales is available at:    www.ramblers.org.uk/wales

Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide this route but accept no responsibility for those walking it

All photographs Copyright 2012 Andrew Morgan. All rights reserved




Swansea Ramblers hope you enjoy doing this walk.

Over time things can change on the walk

- for example - path diversions, new gates instead of stiles or maybe the path has become blocked.

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