Llandrindod Lake

Llandrindod Lake is a tried and tested, tarmac wander with level paths and a park. It is conveniently placed a short stroll from the town in a sheltered spot that protects from the worst of the weather (but not all of it!). This circular path is suitable for all with space for playing off-road and in the trees – some of the walk is next to a quiet road. There are lots of opportunities to extend the wander using footpaths, bridleways and local paths. At the lakeside you will find a car park, cafe and shop that sells small bags of bird seed for the extremely friendly ducks, geese and swans that call the lake their home.

Llandrindod Lake

Distance: 3/4 of a mile

Time: 15 mins (around 30 mins with an adventurer)

Guide

This wander is circular, and parking by the lake readily available, so it can really be started wherever you prefer.

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We started our walk from the dedicated car park and walked anti-clockwise.

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From the car park cross the road and wander towards the lakeside shop..

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..saying hello to the residents as you pass. If you haven’t remembered your birdseed then pop into the shop where they sell small bags of seed for around 25p.

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The loop around the lake forms Llandrindod Wellness Route 1, an initiative to get more people out and about.

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Follow the wide, tarmac pathway through the trees and along the edge of the lake.

And look out for the fabulous Llandoddy sculptures.

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To the right of this section of path through the trees there is a large grassy area and a park, perfect for some off-road exploring.

Towards the end of the wide path is a ramped access point which allows you to get up close to the lake – hold on to the smaller adventurers, there isn’t a fence to prevent them going for a dip.

When you arrive at the iron gateway turn left along the pavement next to the road..

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.. and follow this around the edge of the lake..

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.. turning left at the next junction.

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The Southern Viewpoint gives you fab views across the lake.

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Our adventurer can’t help but get up close and personal with a tree…

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While the ducks love to come and see what’s going on.. keep those bird seeds handy all the way round!

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This part of the wander is next to a quiet road, there is a pavement all the way round.

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Get even closer to the bird life along the jetty area. There are steps down and no fence so keep an eye on younger adventurers.

Our adventurer (and her Auntie) had great fun jumping off the tree stumps!!

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On the opposite side of the road is the entrance to Llandrindod Lake Park Woodland Walk.

The path continues around the side of the lake and back towards the car park. please be aware the path runs very close to the edge of the lake without a boundary fence.

There are some beautiful views of the lake’s dragon sculpture.

The Lake is part of the Llandrindod Wells Heritage Trail and forms part of a larger network of walks around Llandrindod Wells.

Click on the map below to view it on ViewRanger.

The OS grid reference is SO 062606.

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Directions: From Llandrindod Wells town centre follow the brown signs towards the lake.

Happy Wandering,

The Beckingham family

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