Create an account

Start your adventure today.


    Already a member? Login

    Pontsticill Circular Walk

    This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    8.9 km
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    229 m
    User Ratings
    These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
    Be the first to add a review!
    Directions to Trailhead

    The Pontsticill Circular Walk is a fantastic walking route on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park that will provide views of a reservoir and the surrounding Welsh countryside. While out walking the trail, you will leave the village behind to traverse the shores of Pontsticill Reservoir, exploring the woodland landscape and taking in the views across the water before making the return journey. This is a fantastic walk for anyone that enjoys spending time reconnecting with nature.

    Download the 10Adventures App

    View Pontsticill Circular Walk on Map

    View Map

    Join our newsletter

    Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

    Route Description for Pontsticill Circular Walk

    If you have been searching for a relaxing walk near Brecon Beacons National Park that features a variety of terrain, including open fields, dense forests, and lovely reservoir views, then the Pontsticill Circular Walk is the perfect route for you to get outside and explore the Welsh countryside.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way northeast and pass by the Red Cow Inn, following along the road as it branches off to the right and leads you towards the Pontsticill Reservoir. Here, you will make your way over the dam wall and make your way north along the east ern shore of the reservoir, enjoying the views across the water before entering into the cover of the forest.

    After looping around the northern end of the reservoir and crossing over the bridge, you will continue along the water’s edge and pass through Taf Fechan Forest, making your way to the southeast as you head slightly downhill to meet up with the road. From here, you can turn right onto the road and follow it south into the trailhead where you began.

    Getting to the Pontsticill Circular Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Pontsticill Circular Walk can be found next to the Red Cow Inn in Pontsticill.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


    • Route Signage


    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type


    Pontsticill Circular Walk Elevation Graph

    Weather Forecast

    Check Area Weather

    Pontsticill Circular Walk Reviews

    Add a comment

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Nearby Trails

    Nearby Regions

    Hiking Tours by Country

    Hiking Route Guides in Wales by Region

    Get travel inspiration and discounts

    Join our weekly travel newsletter