Llandegfedd Lake

Wales is blessed with beautiful lakes, and highlighted today is Llandegfedd Lake which is situated 8 miles north of Newport, and just a paddle throw away from neighbouring Pontypool, Cwmbran, and Usk.

This lake is of special scientific interest and home to a range of many bird species, as well as being famous for fishing and of course in recent days for paddle boarding enthusiasts.


🌟 Here are some fun facts that you might not know:

🌊 Llandegfedd lake is located in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire, and the postcode for the sat nav is NP4 0TA

🌊 The lake is home to wintering Wildfowl such as Wigeon, Pochard, Teal, and Mallard as well as species like Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Bewick's Swan, and Goosander

🌊 For the reason above relating to winter nesting, the lake is closed for SUP between Nov-Feb each year - Opens 1st March. 

🌊 This lake is one of three regionally important wildfowl sites in Wales. The other two sites are Alan reservoir and Talybont reservoir

🌊 The 90ft deep reservoir is a popular location for fishing, walking, and sailing. The aim is to balance people’s enjoyment of the reservoir with the needs of wintering birds

🌊 The lake circumference is around 7km, and on a day with no restrictions or minimal wind it can take 2-3 hours to SUP around

🌊 In 2020, it cost £5 to launch half-day (from 9am), and £10 for a full day if you have your own equipment.

🌊  The lake also houses it's very own Watersports Center who offer paddleboard hire for 1.30 hour (£25) for all ages., Wetsuit & Buoyancy Aid Hire are available too.

SUP Wales would highly recommend to speak with the professional team at the Water Sports Center who can explain the environment, and ensure you paddle safely. 


For the latest information please visit http://www.llandegfedd.co.uk/equipment-hire or contact the team directly on 01633373408 👌

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