On the south shore of Llangorse Lake, the wildflower meadows, reed beds and bird hide at Llangasty are an ideal spot for watching wildlife.
Lots of different types of birds live in and visit the area including wildfowl and waders. The meadows around the bird hide are on level terrain and support a wide variety of wildflowers, including orchids, which carpet the meadows during the summer months. The bird hide which has benches and built-in bird guides is designed to accommodate wheelchairs. There are two routes to the bird hide:
There is a gently- sloping, bumpy but wide grass path which leads to the ramp up to the bird-hide itself. This site is sometimes flooded during the winter.
How to get there: Llangasty is just off a minor road between Pennorth and Bwlch, on the South side of Llangorse Lake about 8km south east of Brecon.
Nearest town or village: Llangors, Llanfihangel Talyllyn or Bwlch.
OS Grid Reference: Explorer Map OL 13 or Landranger Map 161 - SO 126 263
Distance: From 70 metres up to 1.5km of barrier-free routes
Contact: Please contact the National Park Authority Warden Admin on 01874 624437 if you wish to reach the bird-hide by vehicle via Ty Mawr Farm.
Facilities: The closest shops and other facilities are at Llangors, Bwlch or Talybont-on-Usk.
Parking: Small stone dust car park on lakeside by Llangasty Church or by special arrangement at Ty Mawr Farm.
Toilets: The nearest toilets are located at Llangorse Common or at Llansantffraed on the A40.