Lovely Lake Vyrnwy

Lovely Lake Vyrnwy – The People’s Friend – 26th June 2021

My feature about Lake Vyrnwy is in this week’s issue of The People’s Friend. Here are some more photos that weren’t used to accompany the feature (because they can only use three pages for everything!), but might whet your appetite for exploring the area.

Do check out the sculpture park:

Saucy! 🤭
The Sculpture Park at the foot of the dam.

For some of the best views of the entire reservoir, and it’s surrounding hills, little can beat the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel’s hillside location (and the Tower Restaurant serves afternoon teas and evening meals to non-residents, too!).

The Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa

The iconic Straining Tower dominates the reservoir.

The Victorian Straining Tower.

It’s from here that water is drained, ready to go on its journey all the way to Liverpool (which involves going UNDER the River Mersey).

Lake Vyrnwy, nestling in the Welsh Hills

At the far end of the lake, there’s a short walk to the impressive Rhyd-y-meinciau waterfalls – which are even more impressive after periods of heavy rain.

Walkers on their way to the waterfalls.

On a glorious summer’s day, there’s nothing more tranquil than sitting on the shores of the reservoir, listening to the water lapping at your feet.

Lake Vyrney

And if you fancy being energetic, why not take to the water from the sailing centre?

Take to the water from the sailing centre.