Dyffryn Lliw Reservoirs, 29th July

Lead: John

Early in the week the weather forecast for the walk area was terrible. Rain all day long. However, as the week progressed the weather for the Saturday was improving day by day. As it turned out we had no rain and even had a few sunny periods.


Ten walkers left the village hall and Mary J had arranged to meet at the starting point, eleven on a walk a welcome improvement.

As we gathered for the start of the walk everyone said that this area was completely new to them. Only 30 miles from Wick and 15 minutes from the centre of Swansea.

The first couple of miles were very easy walking just a gradual ascent along side the lower reservoir, then along the bank of the Afon Lliw until we arrived at the higher reservoir. A short forest circular walk then followed which was a little muddy underfoot. It was much better two weeks ago when we did the recce so apologies for that. At a fallen tree we had a playful interlude reminiscent of our childhoods.

Arriving at the higher dam once more we had our lunch stop and photo before making our return down the valley. On arriving at the head of the lower reservoir we descended down some very slippery stone steps to the water’s edge. All but one made it safely down without incident. Hope you are OK Mary S.

We then followed a delightful lakeside path which brought us to the lower dam and the finish of our walk. Here we had a welcome cuppa or an ice cream or both before returning to Wick.

All said that it was a most enjoyable day. Sorry for those that couldn’t make it and good to see a healthy turnout.