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Training venue – Llandegfedd Reservoir 
Llandegfedd Reservoir Visitor Centre, Wellfield Cl, Pontypool NP4 0SS 
Llandegfedd Reservoir is located in the border of Monmouthshire and Torfaen in South Wales. It forms a 434-acre lake, which is 1.5 miles long and 1 mile wide at the widest point. The entire site has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. For this reason a condition of water activity on the reservoir is that it closes at the end of October and re-opens at the start of March. 
Dwr Cymru are installing a line of bouys down at at least 250m intervals over a 1.5km stretch this summer.  

Availability 
All bookings are taken on a first come first served basis. 
The reservoir is used by other watersports and availability is not guaranteed. 
Bookings are not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email from Welsh Rowing. 

Facilities 
Changing rooms and showers are available in the watersports centre for rowers. There is a room and a small kitchen upstairs in the watersports centre which can be hired upon request subject to availability. 
Trailers can park near the watersports centre/at the centre. 
Boats need to be on trestles or on trailers when off the water. 
Landing stage – the landing stage is suitable for 4x/+’s and small boats dependent on water level. If the landing stage is unavailable then it is a case of wading in. Welsh Rowing have plans to work with Welsh Water to develop a suitable landing stage however, this won’t be in the first year as they are keen to see usage levels first. 

Bookings 
Welsh Rowing will manage bookings for training sessions and/or training camps. Booking requests are to be sent to helen.tan@welshrowing.com 
Please include in your booking request: 

  • How many rowers (junior/seniors) you are bringing 
  • What boats you are bringing 
  • What times/dates you would like 
  • All facilities you require access to 
  • Number of trailers 
  • Whether you would like to borrow lifejackets 

Price/Costs 
The charges are below: 

Welsh Rowing affiliated clubs 
Per half day session (4hours) – (either 9am-1pm or 12.30pm-4.30pm) 
£3.00/head for junior rowers 
£4.00/head for senior rowers 

Other clubs (clubs outside of Wales) 
Per half day session (4 hours) 
£4.00/head for junior rowers 
£5.00/head for senior rowers 

These fees are the charges set by Dwr Cymru, in line with charges for other watersports on the reservoir. 

Launch hire 
£16.00 per half day. 
It is mandatory that drivers hold a Powerboat Level 2 licence. Users will be asked to sign a code of conduct, explaining the Reservoir 
is shared between all users and other groups must be respected, as well as identifying the no-go areas. 

Launch 
Launches can either be brought to the reservoir, which must then be hosed when getting on and off the water due to zebra mussels in the reservoir, or you can hire a launch from the centre. Any rowers on the reservoir must have a launch accompanying them, whether their own or hired. 

Insurance 
It is up to the club to ensure their boats are covered for use on the reservoir and storage overnight if needed, including the wading in aspect. Clubs must be able to show their boat and liability insurance. 

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Directions for trailers: 

  1. Following a sat nav is suitable for cars but unsuitable for large vehicles. 
  2. Come off the M4 at Malpas (Junction 26) 
  3. Follow the signs for Abergavenny 
  4. Right at the roundabout by Rougemount School 
  5. Left at the next roundabout 
  6. Straight over three roundabouts 
  7. Right onto Newport Road which takes you to New Inn (if you’ve gone past the crematorium on the left then you’ve turned off one roundabout too early.) 
  8. Take the first right, it is signposted from here. 

Supporting Documentation 
A Code of Conduct, Risk Assessment and a map of the reservoir will be supplied upon booking.