NPT logo

Gnoll to Mosshouse Reservoir

DIFFICULTY:

Some Exertion

DISTANCE:

2.8 km / 1.8 mi

ALLOW:

55 minutes

HABITAT:

Woodland / Ponds

This walk starts from the visitor centre and steadily climbs up to Mosshouse Reservoir, within the grounds of the Gnoll Estate Country Park. Recent felling work has opened up vistas of the area, providing fine views across the Neath Valley. The reservoir, built at the end of the 19th century, supplied water to the Neath town before being released as surplus to requirements by the Water Authority in 1982. It now provides a scenic destination before retracing your steps to the visitor centre, which has information on the area and a cafe .

Wildlife Watching: You may see Nuthatches in the Beech woodland. Daubenton bats roost here and often feed at dusk over the ponds, which are also home to the Common Frog.

Wales Coast Path – Tennant Canal

Access the canal at Jersey Marine, following the Coast Path waymarkers in a westerly direction towards Swansea. Apart from a…

Gnoll to Mosshouse Reservoir

Vale of Neath

This walk starts from the visitor centre and steadily climbs up to Mosshouse Reservoir, within the grounds of the Gnoll…

Swansea Valley Wildlife Walk

Swansea Valley

Follow the wildlife walk logo on this gentle, circular route. Pick up the canal towpath, heading in a northerly direction.…
Processing...
Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
ErrorHere