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Your adventure at Llys-y-Frân Lake

Choose your Welsh Water Adventure in the water or on land.

Llys-ye-Frân offers watersports, open water swimming, fishing, cycling, walking and activities such as archery and axe throwing and much more…


With over 14km (almost 9 miles) of trails to explore this must be one of the best places to get on your bike in Pembrokeshire.

They’ve designed and constructed purpose-built mountain biking trails, pump-tracks and a pump skills area.

These welcome additions have made them one of the best places to cycle in Pembrokeshire.

Cycle Hire

Here you can hire different sized adult and child bikes as well as bike trailers, to explore the new trails.

Available to hire from 9.00 am – 3.00 pm, they are open 7 days a week throughout the summer months and by advance booking between November and March.

Cycling Trails

Velindre Family Cycling Route

Starting at the Visitor Centre, cycle along the length of the near side reservoirs gravelled track and back again.

A gently undulating route past picnic areas, bird hides, and grassy meadows down the water’s edge.

The Woodstock Cycling Route

Starting at the top, far side car park, this challenging route tackles the gnarliest sections of gravel in the woodland on the far side – and back again.

If you’re up for a challenge, this is the perfect bike ride for you!

Mountain Bike Trails at Llys-y-Frân Lake

Blue Routes

A route that is in parts physically demanding contains climbs that are strenuous but relatively short-lived. A good standard of fitness is required. High level routes may often be exposed to the elements.

Grebe Glen

Route length: 300m

Drop waterside for rolling ups and downs of sinewy single track with an optional blue grade rock section.

Badgers Bank

Route length: 1000m

Take a meandering climb to the top of the quarry wall with an optional red grade boulder feature before a fun descent flowing in and out of the trees.

Woodstock Weave

Route length: 750m

A slow gentle ascent through dense old woodland before a long rolling descent in and out of majestic trees to join the main track.

Dam Good View

Route length: 750m

Cut into part of an old hedgerow track dropping down over a bridge and stream inlet. Then climb back up to the top of the forest across a north shore bridge to reach the highest point on the site and well-earned views of the dam and Syfynwy Valley. Links straight into The Dam Buster.

Bluebell Woods

Route length: 550m

The flow between some of the grandest trees on-site and open bracken Peddly section flowing in and out of open bracken areas with rollable jumps and into thick old growth with some of the grandest trees on site. Springtime carpet of bluebells.

Fern Gulley

Route length: 225m

Climb up through dappled light in a fern-rich woodland that opens out and rolls through deep bracken with fantastic views of the lake.

The Otter Spotter

Route length: 750m

Drop lake-side onto flowy single-track weaving through woodland before flattening out and into the final descent to the reservoir. Look out for otters, kingfishers and spring-time bulbs in this special conservation area.

Red Trails

Duck, Duck, Goose

Route length: 300m

Start your adventure riding berms and roller features similar to the skills area on this mini flow trail.

Kingfisher Canyon

Route length: 1000m

From lofty heights, ride the technical descent of steep, dropping turns and berms to the shady depths of the valley below and the north shore bridge crossing two streams. Then it’s a deceptive ascent up the valley side before giving way to a fast descent past more rocky outcrops and moss-laden trees.

Rocky Road

Route length: 900m

A technical rocky ascent to the top of the cliff line with fantastic views over the reservoir. Up in the treetops traverse past rocky outcrops to descend through natural rock chutes, drops and optional black features flowing through old growth woodland.

Peregrine Pass

Route length: 400m

Like a twisted ribbon of dirt, the trail flows across the field through rollers, jumps and berms into fast, twisty woodland single-track. Cross a north shore bridge over a ravine and tackle a small drop off to launch into the final trail descent.

The Dam Buster

Route length: 1000m

It’s the fast and flowy final descent with rollers, jumps and big berms moving into tight woodland turns, exposed rock sections, roots and drops before finishing near the dam wall.

Water Activities

Llys-y-Frân Reservoir was opened in 1972, and now supplies most of the water used by homes and industry in south Pembrokeshire. It has created an environment where nature and wildlife thrive and a body of water perfect for watersports of all kinds.

With over 200 acres of water, there’s room for everyone to climb on board.

Stand Up Paddle Boards

SUP is one of the fastest growing paddle sports. It’s 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. It offers a fantastic all-over body workout, especially the core muscle groups – and provides improved agility, coordination and an enhanced lifestyle.

Stand Up Pedal Boards

A brand new watercraft that combines the fun of a SUP, with the comfort of handlebars. You step on two pedal pads on the board and this drives two fins side-to-side beneath the board propelling you forwards with incredible efficiency and speed… yes you can literally walk on water.

Kayaks & Canoes

Hire a kayak or canoe and explore the lake peacefully. Without the hum of a boat engine, you will hear the sounds of nature as you paddle.

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