Water Activities West Wales - Llys-y-Frân - Welsh Water

Get on


at Llys-y-Frân Lake

Open all year round

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Notice To Watersports Participants

Closed-toe shoes are compulsory for water activities and must be worn at all times. Crocs and sliders are not deemed suitable.

Water Activities at Llys-y-Frân Lake

Llys-y-Frân Reservoir was opened in 1972, and now supplies most of the water used by homes and industry in south Pembrokeshire. It has created an environment where nature and wildlife thrive and a body of water perfect for watersports of all kinds.

With over 200 acres of water there’s room for everyone to climb on board.

The water is clean, deep and there are no tides to restrict your fun. Enjoy the view on a Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), kayak or canoe. We have plenty of equipment for you to hire and the option of booking on to an instructor led session to help you get going. If you have your own kit and are confident on the water – you can simply pay and play.

Choose Your Water Adventure

Choose what to hire from our brand new fleet. You can either wear your own wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet or add it to your hire.

Stand Up Paddle Boards

SUP is one of the fastest growing paddle sports. It’s an offshoot of surfing where you stand up on the board and use a large paddle to propel yourself instead of laying on the board and paddling. It offers a fantastic all-over body workout, especially the core muscle groups – and provides improved agility, co-ordination and an enhanced lifestyle.


Kayaks & Canoes

Hire a kayak or canoe and explore the lake peacefully. Without the hum of a boat engine you will hear the sounds of nature as you paddle.


Learn-To-Paddle Courses

Learn-To-Paddle Courses are now available at Llys-y-frân. Whether you’d like to learn how to Paddle Board, Kayak or Canoe, our instructor-led introductory courses are the perfect start. Gain invaluable skills in paddling techniques, water safety and enjoy exploring the reservoir.


Bringing your own watercraft

Enjoy the lake with your own kayak, canoe or paddleboard. Self-launch options are available to all paddle watercraft users. You must book your space. You can book this online or alternatively, call our friendly team on 01437 532273 to make sure they have the capacity for you. Children over 6 can join in with another paddler over 16, with a guardian (18+) on site.


Open Water Swimming

Following a successful pilot scheme at Llyn Llandegfedd in Monmouthshire, Llys-y-fran offers Open Water Swimming sessions. The sessions are tailored for clubs, groups and individuals who want to try this extremely popular activity which has great health benefits.


Important Information

What should I bring with me?
For all water activities provision of a buoyancy aid, helmet (activity dependant) and wetsuit is included (excluding self launch), or you can choose to use your own.

Please bring the following items with you…

Swimsuit for under your wetsuit
Water shoes (old trainers will do)
Change of clothes
Sun cream
A sense of adventure

Open Water Swimming
There is strictly no unauthorised access to water.
Supervised open water swimming will only be allowed as part of organised sessions booked in advance and strictly regulated.