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Felindre Reservoir

Walks South of Craig Y Nos

Walk: SOC 08
Location: Near Felindre, Lower & Upper Lliw Reservoirs Walk

Directions: Left out of castle, all the way down to J45 M4, head west to J46 and come off at J46, heading towards Felindre (last exit on roundabout going north). The road may be signposted Ammanford or Tycroes (larger towns further north).

Before you get to Felindre, a small village (and the first one you come to if you have gone to far, houses on either side of the road only) on narrow single track lane, take a sharp right almost doubling back on yourself. There is a sign to the reservoir at this turning but you cannot see it when approaching south to north.

Having made the correct turn, the entrance to the reservoirs is first road on the left, through a long metal electrical sliding gate. This is set to close in the evenings, but if you are leaving having stayed late, it opens (as you approach, you would be thinking you are locked in) by sliding to one side to let you out.
Distance (miles): 20.3
Time (hours): 0.37
Length of Walk: One and a half hours to go around the Lower Lliw Reservoir, if you wish to do a circular walk.

A similar length of time to walk straight on up to Upper Lliw Reservoir (a gentle hardly noticeable climb) from where you would then retrace your steps back down the way you came. (Dogs not allowed through the gate to the Upper Reservoir but unrestricted access everywhere else; this restriction only affects last 2 or 3 minutes of the walk to Upper Lliw Reservoir).

Walk could be lengthened by walking straight up to Upper Lliw Reservoir then on the way back, circling around the Lower Lliw Reservoir to make a circular walk. This would take about two and a half hours.
Dates Walked: 23/05/2009, 25/07/2009, 14/09/2009,

Parking: Free.

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