The Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club has one of the most attractive locations in the UK. We are located in the Brecon Beacons National Park, just a few miles south of the highest mountain in southern Britain, Pen-y-Fan. You will find us on the east bank of Pontsticill Reservoir, one of the largest water supply reservoirs in the area. On a map you will find us at OS grid reference SO:057,134 marked as "Sailing Club" on the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Around Merthyr Tydfil....

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Map of reservoir Directions...
Zoomed map of reservoir... To find the club simply head towards Merthyr Tydfil and get onto the A465 (Heads of the Valleys Road) and keep your eyes peeled for the brown tourist signs indicating the way to the Mountain Railway. Follow these, but instead of turning into its car park continue straight on.

Keep right at the junction just beyond the old railway bridge. The road will take you to the bottom of the valley at which point you must bear right, up the hill. When you reach the east end of the reservoir dam, continue straight ahead along the east side of the reservoir. In about one hundred metres take the left gate, the other is for the second Mountain Railway station.

NOTE: Please contact us before visiting as the barrier about five-hundred metres along the reservoir access road is kept locked for security and safety reasons. The sailing club is a further eight-hundred metres further along this road. This road is private water authority property and only open to people possessing valid passes (Fishing licences or Sailing Club Membership).  There is no public right of way between the first gate and a bridge just before the sailing club where a bridleway  comes down from the mountainside to the path to the head of the reservoir.

If the above maps are not satisfactory, may I recommend that you look at the site.  The link should show a marker at the location of the club on a section of the Openstreetmap.

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If you would like, the nearest postcode is CF48 2UP, which if typed into your "satnav" should get you to the dam of the reservoir.

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