Just beyond this attractive village, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal passes through the 375 yards of the Ashford Tunnel. The Talybont Reservoir lies in an scenic narrow valley surrounded by forest on the south-east slope of the Brecon Beacons.
From the car park at the far end of the reservoir there are several forest trails and for the energetic, a pleasant walk can be started from here. Passing by waterfalls a footpath follows the Craig y Fan Ddu ridge to some fine views across the Brecon Beacons. Continuing round on the footpath then, turning south, the route passes by a memorial to a Wellington bomber that crashed here in 1941 - some of its remains can be see further along the path. In ideal weather conditions it is possible to see across to the Black Mountains and Sugar Loaf. The route drops down back towards the waterfalls and car park.