Bird Watching and Fishing


Bird Watching and Fishing

Mike and Caroline welcome anyone who wishes to stay in this idyllically peaceful and rural location with loads of fresh air. Whether you wish to walk, cycle, fish, birdwatch, try a wild swim or just relax and enjoy the countryside and wildlife on the Brecon Beacons, there’s something for everyone.


Bird Watching

We are regularly visited by woodpeckers, owls, buzzards, sparrowhawks, red kite, goldfinches, jack snipe, nut hatches, redwing, swallows, swifts, cuckoo, redstart, heron, fieldfares, dippers, wagtails, stonechats, snipe, buntings, wrens and the occasional red grouse. We have occasionally seen a hen harrier and a merlin. Guests have reported seeing crossbills and red breasted merganser.

We have had lapwings in the past but they have become scarcer in the last few years. There are also a myriad of birds we are unable to identify.If you help us to spot them we would be grateful!

We have spotters guides to help you identify the local wildlife and are always happy to discuss.



It’s an hours walk around the reservoir, with the option to stop at the visitor centre at Garwnant for a milkshake and a visit to the bird hide.

Local information at

Local Fishing Information

Location Fish Bait
Llwyn Onn Reservoir Rainbow & Brown trout Worm, fly or spinning
Penderyn Reservoir Rainbow & Brown trout Fly only
Ystradfellte Reservoir Wild brown trout Fly only
Pontsticill Reservoir Trout, Pike and coarse fish No live bait
River Nedd Trout & migratory species
River Taff Trout coarse & migratory species