Talybont on Usk Reservoir
This is a scenic walk around a fairly large reservoir so you need to allow plenty of time.
Cross the dam, turn right and walk along the woodland paths, keeping the reservoir on your right.
At the end of the reservoir, going anti-clockwise, you will walk off on a right hand path, through some farmland.
There may be sheep in fields so better keep us dogs on a lead here in case we meet a farmer.
Once through the farmer's land, we join the main lane heading back along the reservoir towards the dam. Keep the reservoir on your right.
We can avoid the road most of the way back; Jack tells me there is a meandering path along the shore line, which was probably not a public footpath but it was very interesting.
(Only attempt this when there are no livestock in the fields as you are going across open farmland that does not form part of the right of way).
There are also many woodland walks all around this area, so we can choose different parking areas and head into the woodland, high up, to enjoy the views.
We can drive over the dam and park the other side, to start our walk, but there is room only for a few cars once you have driven over the dam.
It is easier and better advised to park on the narrow lane rather than cross over on the dam to the small parking area the other side, as you can find there are no parking spaces when you get the other side of the dam.
Also it is nicer to walk slowly across the dam rather than drive over it.
When parking on the lane adjacent to the dam, leave enough room for a tractor and trailer to get past as this is farming country.