Successful opening sees visitor centre at reservoir paddle its way to a sailing success

A multi-million-pound visitor centre built at a reservoir in Torfaen, Monmouthshire, has marked its first twelve months since its official unveiling with celebrations, after seeing around 116,000 people using the facility in its maiden year.



The visitor and watersports centre located at the Llandegfedd reservoir in South Wales was created thanks to a £2.5million cash injection into the development, which is owned and operated by Welsh Water.

All in all, more than 160,000 visitors have enjoyed the site’s facilities in the past year since it’s official opening to the public in April last year.

A Welsh Water spokeswoman recently spoke about the facility and its success, saying: “The site has proved very popular in its first year”.

“The watersports centre offers a great variety of land and water-based activities including team-building, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, stand-up paddle-boarding, canoeing, kayaking, raft building – all with full equipment hire.”

Adding: “The reservoir offers one of the best sailing experiences Wales has to offer and provides anglers with a top venue for still water fly fishing.”

So it’s not just watersports that have proved popular for the facility, with keen fishermen regularly making trips to the mark. The reservoir is considered as a top spot, so much so that The Welsh Salmon and Trout Angling Association hold team selection trials at the reservoir and plans are already in place to host the men’s senior UK Home International in September.

The spokesperson went on to say: “Looking ahead, Welsh Water intends to improve the promotion of events and activities on the site through local advertising, social media and the website.”

The site also has set out intentions to engage local schools to make them aware of the facilities on offer at Llandegfedd.

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Image courtesy of the_real_llew/Instagram.

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