Most of us have a popular vision of a stream.
The images we conjure up usually include clear highly oxygenated water tumbling along with bobbing dippers running from rock to rock . The tiny Caerfanell river flows from Talybont reservoir into the River Usk. The banks are accessible and wonderful for a picnic in the shade, and there are lines of Henry Vaughan’s poetry to discover on the circular walk . At the half-way point there is a ford to cross by a tiny pebble beach. Pedestrian bridge available – pooh sticks anyone? There are often freestanding stone towers perched standing proud of the water marking the passage of other explorers until the power of the river topples them! Everyone responds to the beauty of nature and here in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains there are streams, rivers and a canal to enjoy as well as large and small pools of water and the largest freshwater lake in South Wales.