In 2019 Brecon Beacons National Park Authority were successful in applying to Rees Jeffreys Road Fund to support the creation of new walking route to connect the National Park to the A470.
The Route includes information signs and waymarks, to guide people to enjoy and appreciate the stunning scenery as they circumnavigate the reservoir via the dam. The new route is available as a downloadable guide here.
The wider project was an innovative partnership between the National Park Authority and Welsh Water.
The Reservoir, north of Merthyr Tudful in South Wales, lies on the A470 – the main access route into the National Park from populated areas of south-east Wales and Cardiff. It is the first place road users arrive at when entering the Brecon Beacons National Park from the south, and the new walking route connects a popular layby so that road users may take a walk and appreciate what the National Park has to offer.
Projects which provide road users with access to areas of national significance, and are seeking a contribution towards the cost of a project, can find more information about how to apply to the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund grant scheme here.