Find your south Wales


at Llandegfedd Lake

Brought to you by Welsh Water


Tree safety works commence from Friday 15 September in Cwm Bwrwch Woods which runs alongside Sluvad Road between the water treatment works and the dam. Traffic control measures will be in place for six weeks. Please take extra care when approaching Llandegfedd Lake from New Inn whilst this essential maintenance is carried out.

Where is Llandegfedd Lake?

Find us at: Llandegfedd Reservoir, Coed y Paen, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales*.

We have a dog friendly Grab & Go coffee shop on the ground floor along with an accessible lift. Our Lakeside Café is on the first floor with doors that open out on to a balcony. There is ample seating, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Click the buttons below to find out more about our opening times, facilities and how to find us.

* Satnav instructions below.

Opening Hours

We are open all year round and opening hours are seasonal.

Summer Opening Hours

March – October: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Winter Opening Hours

November – February: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Please note we are closed for Christmas on 25 and 26 December.

Our Facilities

Activity Centre

Here you can book activities and hire equipment. You will find our reception area at the front of the building. Inside we have changing rooms with hot showers and toilets. Our Dinghy Park is located next to the Activity Centre where you can buy berths to store your boat throughout the year.


Walking Trails

Visit our walking pages for details of our 4 waymarked walking routes.


Land Activities

To book mini golf pop into the Grab & Go café on the ground floor of the visitor centre. Laser clay pigeon shooting, archery and axe throwing can be booked online or at the Activity Centre reception.


Find Us

We are just 20 miles from Cardiff, Wales’ capital city and under 10 miles from the city of Newport. The nearest town is Pontypool.

If you are coming from England – great news, both Severn Crossings are now toll free!

If you are using a satnav, please use NP4 0SY.

However, note that the best route to the lake is via the village of New Inn and Sluvad Road. If approaching from the south, please do not exit the A4042 at the Croesyceiliog (Crematorium) Roundabout but continue on to the Craig-y-Felin (New Inn) Roundabout and turn right onto Newport Road and follow the signage thereafter on to Sluvad Road. Ensure you continue over the hill and past the water treatment works and our beautiful destination will appear before you.

On Sluvad Road, the satnav may encourage you to turn off the road. Disregard satnav and continue straight on until you see the reservoir and then follow the road across the dam and on to the site car park.

Car Parking

We have ample parking available on site. The main visitor or top car park is a short walk away from the Visitor Centre down an accessible path. Disabled parking is available just outside the Visitor Centre.

Opening hours: March – October: 9:00am – 5:30pm. November – February 9:00am – 4:00pm.
The North Car Park is open 1st March to 31st October 9am to 5pm (closed November to end February).

Please ensure vehicles are removed from the car parks by the advertised times as gates are locked overnight.


Bike parking is available.

How much does car parking cost at Llandegfedd Lake?

How do I pay for parking at Llandegfedd Lake?

I don’t have a mobile phone / don’t use apps. How can I pay?

I visit the site every weekend – this is a considerable extra expense for me.

I’m just dropping off my children / friend / family member or staying for a snack and coffee – do I have to pay?

The reservoir is a public space – why should we have to pay for car parking?

Why should I pay £3 for a whole day when I only use the car park for an hour to walk the dog?

Dog Friendly

Dogs are welcome in the Grab & Go coffee shop and on the upstairs café balcony. We love four legged friends but please always keep them on a lead to help protect neighbouring farm animals and ground nesting birds. Please pick up your dog waste as it contains diseases that can make animals and people sick and can pollute the drinking water supply. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the water nor allowed in any craft on the water.