Usk Reservoir is a 5.4 mile loop trail located near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length5.4 miElevation gain800 ftRoute typeLoop
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Getting There

The Usk Reservoir is in a remote area surrounded by forest and moor-land overlooking Mynydd Du, or the Black Mountain. MTB - Green Route Cross road from car park and go through gate into forest. Follow the green mountain bike arrows in a clockwise direction around the reservoir. When at dam either travel down hill or cross top of dam and then follow tarmac road for 1km and turn back into forest following green MTB arrows back to car park.

The Usk reservoir can be found in the upper reaches of the Usk river valley. It is located 6 miles from Trecastle and is signposted on the Llanddeusant road. Explorer Map OL12 or Landranger Map 160 - SN 834 286.

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kenneth Davies
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Mark Easthope
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Richard C
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A very easy trail for biking with no technical sections or steep inclines. Perfect for beginners. There are Roman forts in the nearby hills and an app that one can download which explains them. I will try that if I come back.

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Eleanor Williams
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Beautiful sights all around!

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Matthew Clifford
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Really beautiful hike. Thought it got much better when you navigate off the road and onto the tracks. Offers a great view of the Black Mountains. Only downside was our encounter with a group of about 50 flies. Very persistant creatures

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Paul Phillips
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Paul Phillips
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Emma Davis
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Adrian Meli
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Amber-Jayne Price
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Annmarie Gregory
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Siobhan Evans
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Stephanie Rutt
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Gareth Phillips
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