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Welsh Water Adventures at Llandegfedd Lake

From Sailing to Windsurfing. Llandegfedd Lake are the perfect place to go to cool down on a hot Welsh Summers day.

The Welsh Water Adventure purpose built Watersport Centre specialises in tuition and equipment hire. You may also bring your own kit and pay to launch your craft. Their season runs from March to end October to protect their overwintering birds.

They offer one of the best sailing experiences South Wales has to offer and is a fully accessible activity. Other water activities include windsurfing, dinghy sailing, stand up paddle boarding and pedal boarding, canoeing and kayaking. They have brand new kit for you to hire including the first fleet of Stand Up Pedal Boards in Wales. Conditions are perfect with clean water and no currents or tides. Here you will find changing rooms with hot showers and a place to refuel and recharge in our Visitor Centre café just along the path.

Does this float your boat? Scroll down to choose your water adventure…

Organised Open Water Swimming

We are a hub for heath wellbeing and recreation and recognise the physical and mental benefits of open water swimming. After much consultation, planning and training we held a hugely successful open water swimming pilot here in 2020. Following its success, we will be offering more closely managed sessions starting later this year.

Dinghy Sailing

Sailing is a fantastically diverse sport, with activities to suit everyone. The RYA National Sailing Scheme has been designed to help you enjoy whichever aspect of the sport that appeals to you.

All the courses in the scheme are currently taken in a dinghy. Courses are generally run on weekends but can be arranged at other times for small groups or private tuition, please ask for details of group discounts.

Llandegfedd Lake is home to Llandegfedd Sailing Club. The club provides racing for the more experienced sailors, as well as ongoing coaching and development for sailors from the age of 8. Racing is normally on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings in the summer. 


There’s no greater thrill than skimming across the surface of the water with friends or new found windsurf buddies. If you fancy trying a sport that gives you a whole body workout whilst being at one with the wind and water, then windsurfing’s for you.

Stand Up Paddle & Pedal Boarding

At Llandegfedd Lake beginners, seasoned pros and everyone in between are welcome. You can bring your own kit and pay to launch your craft, book on a course or simply hire all the equipment from them.

SUP is an acronym for Stand Up Paddle Boarding and is an offshoot of surfing where you stand up on the board and use a large paddle to propel yourself instead of laying on the board and paddling. SUP has been taking off in popularity and they are pleased to offer it there. It is a fantastic all-over body workout, especially the core muscle groups – and provides improved agility, co-ordination and an enhanced lifestyle.

They have recently increased the number of paddle boards by adding 50 brand new Jobe Paddle Boards to their fleet.

Canoes and Kayaks

What is the difference between a canoe and a kayak?

Put simply the difference lies in the paddle and the position of the paddler. If you choose a canoe you will kneel or sit on a bench with a single bladed paddle. If you choose a kayak you will generally be seated, legs outstretched with a double bladed paddle.

It’s also about paddle technique. Whichever you chose, the important thing is to get out on the water and enjoy yourself!

Walking Trails

Coed Y Paen Walking Trail

This is a short walk through the farm fields into the village Coed y Paen before visiting the Llandegfedd Lake to admire the views.

Lakeside Walking Trail

A full circular route around Llandegfedd Lake. The trail covers a wide range of terrain consisting of mixed woodland, muddy tracks, protected grass and meadowlands, hills, steep embankments, steps and stream crossings. Sturdy ankle support is recommended.

Take your time whilst you enjoy the stunning views of Llandegfedd Lake, don’t forget your camera!

Pike Walking Trail

A short family-friendly walk exploring the woodlands. Look out for the bug hotels and bird boxes and be sure to check out the world famous Llandegfedd Pike before returning to the Visitor Centre café for refreshments.

Take in the amazing scenery whilst you explore the woodlands and remember to keep an eye out for the bug hotels and bird boxes along the way.

Up North and Back Walking Trail

A relaxing walk across the northern meadows, alongside the beautiful Easter bank of Llandegfedd Lake.

Stop and take time to take in the wonderful views across the northern meadows.

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