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Grwyne Fawr Reservoir

A very pleasant stroll up to the resevoir and back down
Distance Approx 4 Miles
Mainly flat,a little uphill at the start
Terrain is uneven path on outward,flat on return
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Highlights Views of the valley and hills

Not the easiest place to find but well worth it

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Grwyne Fawr Res

Park in the car park on right,walk up through the car park and follow the path until reaching the road,
a few yards further on take the track on your right going between the traffic no entry posts
From here you stay on this path all the way to the reservoir.
As the path rises gently you get a good view of the valley below and ahead,it is hard to imagine
 how different this looked before the reservoir was built

Prior to the dam being built and up until the 19 th century this valley was a busy
area with over 30 farmsteads settled here.When Construction of the dam began early in the
 20th century a village was established to house the the workers compete with a school.
Very little remains of this today.the height of the dam is about 156ft and was inaugerated
 in the late 1920's

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As you continue up the valley the dam comes into view,continue past this to reach the reservoir,
which has a nice area to sit and enjoy the scenery.
The return journey can be made by retracing your steps or,walk back past the dam,and follow the 
pathgoing downwards  by the dam wall,this zig zags down to the bottom, very often this is muddy as a
stream follows the path,cross the bridge and go through the gate onto the road,follow this all
the way back to the carpark
ENJOY THE WALK

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