SUP Wales - 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 hour (£25), 2 hours (£20), 1/2 day (£25) or Full Day (£45) - Season passes, Wetsuit & Buoyancy Aid Hire are available too 🙌

SUP Wales would highly recommend to speak with Owen & the helpful team at the Water Sports Center to understand site safety and the environment.

 

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

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