Carn Pica and Talybont Reservoir Circular

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Brecon Beacons National Park

Carn Pica and Talybont Reservoir Circular is a 13.1 mile loop trail located near Brecon, Powys, Wales that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length13.1 miElevation gain2,962 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingrunningForestLakeRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeMuddyRockyNo shadeHistoric site
Description
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Getting There

A circular walk from the Talybont Reservoir to Carn Pica.

Drive to Talybont Reservoir and then park along the left side of the reservoir, its free parking.

Weather
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Daylight
Reviews (9)
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Recordings (8)
Completed (11)
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Ben Spilsbury
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Hiking

Great trail. Very wet and slippy but we got a good December day for it.

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Dave F
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful, had a bit of everything! Like some people have said the trail is a little difficult to follow in places, but just aim for high ground in the general direction & it all works itself out!

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Tom Ellery
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HikingGreat!

This walk was amazing, we kind of made it up as we went along, but it was so enjoyable, we had to add it as our first contribution to AllTrails. If you're in the area of Talybont and fancy a challenging, but enjoyable walk that takes you up mountains, along ridges, down rivers, past waterfalls, through forest and along a reservoir, this is this walk for you!

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Asma A
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WalkingGreat!Off trailOver grownRocky

Didn’t follow this trail fully as was rather long & we got lost. Parked by the reservoir entry, post code: LD37YS. It’s very small and was full, parked on a patch of grass opposite it. Can walk through the gate by the car park and check the reservoir out, which is lovely and serine. If you walk across there’s 2 clear walks, one straight ahead steep upward walk and then to the left a proper path. We got lost a fair bit, this is not an easy walk, very steep in areas. Very beautiful, we got really good weather. Random steams etc throughout. As I say got lost and didn’t follow the route, even still walked for 5 hours. Also internet is very very patchy.

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Zoe Tonking
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HikingGreat!
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Alice Cadman
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Hiking
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Trail difficult to follow in places so went a bit off course, but overall good route with nice views

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Tom Reynolds
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Carys Rees
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Maciej van der Steen
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