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Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club


We are a very friendly dinghy sailing and windsurfing club with one of the most beautiful settings in the whole of the UK. Based on the 253 acre Pontsticill Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park. With this location even non-sailing members of your family can enjoy a lovely day out, with a gentle stroll around the reservoir or up into the hills, simply enjoying the views.

We are a diverse club, sailing everything from boards to 20ft cats and have members of all ages and with a wide range of abilities. All are welcome. Come along and try it for free before you join. Certainly don't think you have to buy a boat before joining; come and try sailing first and chat with the members who'll be happy to take you out in their craft so that you can try several types before deciding what to buy.


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Road Directions

To find the club simply head towards Merthyr Tydfil and get onto the A465 (Heads of the Valleys Road) and keep your eyes peeled for the brown tourist signs indicating the way to the Mountain Railway. Follow these, but instead of turning into its car park continue straight on.

Keep right at the junction just beyond the old railway bridge. The road will take you to the bottom of the valley at which point you must bear right, up the hill. When you reach the east end of the reservoir dam, continue straight ahead along the east side of the reservoir. In about one hundred metres take the left gate, the other is for the second Mountain Railway station.

NOTE: Please contact us before visiting as the barrier about five-hundred metres along the reservoir access road is kept locked for security and safety reasons. The sailing club is a further eight-hundred metres further along this road. This road is private water authority property and only open to people possessing valid passes (Fishing licences or Sailing Club Membership). There is no public right of way between the first gate and a bridge just before the sailing club where a bridleway comes down from the mountainside to the path to the head of the reservoir.