Things to do in Talybont, Powys
Talybont-on-Usk is a pretty village nestling below the Central Beacons between the River Usk and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
It is a great place for hill walkers, cyclists and those wanting interesting strolls with a range of accommodation, an excellent range of pubs serving food to suit all pockets and village shop and Post Office which also acts as a National Park Information Point.
Its history is closely linked to the Canal which passes through the village, and the Brinore Tramroad which in the '9th Century was an important transport route for coal and limestone from the valleys of south Wales down to the canal. The Taff Trail and Brinore Tramroad offer historic cycling and walking routes up into the mountains.
If you want a quiet stroll though, the Henry Vaughan walk takes you around the nearby countryside introducing you to the '8th Century poet who lived nearby. Visitors can experience improved access with benches, stiles and way-marking and the much talked about installation of interactive swing posts that reveal excerpts from the Vaughan brothers' notable poetry.
Talybont Reservoir offers bird-watching, trout fishing and easy walks at the mini 'waterfalls area' at Blaen y Glyn.
The wide tracks in the Talybont Forest on the eastern side of the reservoir join up with the Brinore Tramroad and Taff Trail to give longer walks with no barriers.
Description by Trish Doree
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