Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic some local attractions, events and businesses may not be operating as advertised. Please plan ahead. We recommend that you directly contact the places you are intending to visit before traveling to our destination.

 

Let’s all work together to keep each other safe by following Welsh Government guidelines whilst enjoying what the Dramatic Heart of Wales has to offer.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic some local attractions, events and businesses may not be operating as advertised. Please plan ahead. We recommend that you directly contact the places you are intending to visit before traveling to our destination.

 

Let’s all work together to keep each other safe by following Welsh Government guidelines whilst enjoying what the Dramatic Heart of Wales has to offer.

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.

Argoed Walk
  • Port Talbot
  • Afan Valley
  • An attractive circular walk that passes by two ruined farmhouses, Nant Herbert, and Lluest, along...

    Read more
    Banwen Meadows and Woods
  • Dulais Valley
  • Starting at the Dove workshop, take your time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Banwen...

    Read more
    Cilybebyll Walk
  • Pontardawe
  • Swansea Valley
  • This is a very pleasant circular walk through woods and meadows, passing the sleepy hamlet...

    Read more

    Subscribe to our mailing list

    Search