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Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19, we have decided that our sites, reservoirs and lakes will remain temporarily closed to all members of the public (including walking, sailing, angling and any land or water-based activities).

We have not taken this decision lightly, but as you will appreciate, safeguarding the health and safety of our customers and colleagues remains our first priority during these uncertain times.

We are monitoring and liaising with other organisations to establish a safe opening procedure that will allow us to reopen our sites when the time is right.

Until then, we hope that you understand why we have taken this difficult decision.


Welsh Water Visitor Attractions – A dam fine day out!

Your hubs for health, wellbeing and recreation. Reconnecting you with the outdoors, water and environment.

Come and experience every type of benefit that being close to water has to offer at one of our Visitor Attractions. Each has its own unique personality yet all have health, well-being and recreation at its heart.

So climb on board, cast a line, take a walk, gaze at the sky, get on your bike or grab a bite at...

Elan Valley, Mid Wales

Part of the rugged Cambrian Mountains, the Elan Valley sprawls across 72 square miles of outstanding scenic beauty. The unspoilt landscapes, home to thriving plant and wildlife are made even more compelling by the Victorian dams, reservoirs and welcoming Visitor Centre. An International Dark Sky Park, Elan Valley’s natural beauty shines bright day and night.

Llyn Brenig – North Wales

A truly special forested site with trout fishery, cycle hire, adventure playground, visitor centre and café with views for days from the balcony. Llyn Brenig is also home to rare nesting Ospreys that can be seen from April to the end of August. With 23km of shoreline stretching around one of the largest areas of inland water in Wales it is recognised as one of the best top-of-the-water fisheries in the UK.

Llandegfedd Lake Usk, South Wales

Set among the beautiful rolling landscape of the Usk Valley just 20 miles from Cardiff, Llandegfedd Lake is the perfect place to enjoy water sports, fishing, walking, wildlife watching and picnicking. A truly dog-friendly visitor attraction where four legged friends are welcome to enjoy the stunning views from the restaurant balcony or rest and ‘paws’ for thought inside the new Grab & Go café.

Llys-y-Fran Park and Activity Centre, Pembrokeshire West Wales


Llys-y-Frân Park and Activity Centre will re-open in 2020 after an extensive visitor centre refurbishment; new outdoor activity centre and waterside cabin; bike pump skills area and 14km of cycle trails; and re-landscaping of the woodland, meadows and dam environs.

Lisvane & Llanishen, Cardiff South Wales

Extensive work is being done to restore the reservoirs to their former glory. Exciting plans are being developed to create a hub for health, well-being and recreation in the capital city.

Fishing in the reservoirs of Wales

Welsh Water owns 91 reservoirs varying in size and manages the single largest group of Stillwater trout fisheries in the UK.

Download your “Guide to Fishing the Reservoirs of Wales” HERE.