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