Enjoy beautiful wildlife and bird watching all year around. Whether you are looking for a short stroll to a longer walk right around the reservoir, there are plenty of points at which to stop and take in the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Llys y Frân reservoir is set in a peaceful country park of grass and mature woodland with picturesque views of the nearby Preseli hills. There are sites around the Park to tell the stories behind the dam, the reservoir and the abundance of wildlife you can see at Llys y Frân.

Dogs are welcome but in the interest of other visitors, should be kept on a lead at all times.

The circular footpath is approximately 6.5 miles and includes a self- guided nature trail. A disabled-accessible trail is now open within the wooded area south of the Stilling basin.

Sites of Historic Interest

A derelict cottage – birth place of Williams Rowlands, composer of the famous Welsh hymn, ‘Blaen Wern’. A monument located near to the cottage was commissioned by Welsh Water in March 1993.


Welsh Water has initiated a number of projects at its reservoirs in order to improve the environment including re-planting with deciduous trees and the creation of ponds and wildflower meadows.