28. A stroll to the Llangasty Bird Hide, Llangorse Lake

On the south shore of Llangors Lake, the wildflower meadows, reed beds and bird hide at Llangasty are an ideal spot for watching wildlife.

Further information:

Lots of different types of birds live in and visit the area including wildfowl and waders. The meadows around the bird hide are on level terrain and support a wide variety of wildflowers, including orchids, which carpet the meadows during the summer months. The bird hide which has benches and built-in bird guides is designed to accommodate wheelchairs. There are two routes to the bird hide:

The route from the car park at Llangasty Church passes through 3 narrow kissing gates. This is a level and gentle 700 metre walk across meadows, a small bit of woodland and short sections of boardwalk over the wettest areas.

If you are unable to walk far or you use a wheelchair, there is a route which allows cars to get closer to the bird hide. If you wish to use this route please contact the National Park warden service for more details. This route should only be used during the drier times of the year, with help needed to open the 2 large gates to the slipway. There is a gently- sloping, bumpy but wide grass path which leads to the ramp up to the bird-hide itself. This site is sometimes flooded during the winter.

How to get there: Llangasty is just off a minor road between Pennorth and Bwlch, on the South side of Llangorse Lake about 8km south east of Brecon.

Nearest town or village: Llangors, Llanfihangel Talyllyn or Bwlch.

OS Grid Reference: Explorer Map OL 13 or Landranger Map 161 - SO 126 263

Distance: From 70 metres up to 1.5km of barrier-free routes

Contact: Please contact the National Park Authority Warden Admin on 01874 624437 if you wish to reach the bird-hide by vehicle via Ty Mawr Farm.

Facilities: The closest shops and other facilities are at Llangors, Bwlch or Talybont-on-Usk.

Parking: Small stone dust car park on lakeside by Llangasty Church or by special arrangement at Ty Mawr Farm.

Toilets: The nearest toilets are located at Llangors Common or at Llansantffraed on the A40.